As fears of the coronavirus developing into a massive outbreak here in the U.S. continue to heighten, Daily Beast politics editor and MSNBC contributor Sam Stein took to Twitter and reminded his followers of President Trump's performance during the Ebola outbreak of 2014. Needless to say, his thread didn't make anyone feel any better.
"I don’t think people appreciate just how bad Donald Trump was during the Ebola outbreak of 2014," Stein tweeted. "Here’s a short list of the things he said, which were amplified (rather inexplicably) by the media. (Seriously, what was the reason for that?)"
You can read the rest of his Twitter thread below:
He infamously insisted that the U.S. could not allow those infected back into the country, saying that had to “suff… https://t.co/Bvm4HaYGPd— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1582666547.0
He said that the CDC was not being honest with how contagious the disease actually was https://t.co/IuonSewiXq— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1582666587.0
And he just kept hammering the CDC in subsequent media appearances. “They couldn’t control their own labs a month… https://t.co/YPHkaUlBnq— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1582666627.0
He compared it to the AIDS epidemic because, you know, they’re both…. Diseases???? "If you look at the AIDS epidem… https://t.co/6scQIeWeKn— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1582666660.0
He chastised Obama for appointing a point person (@RonaldKlain) to oversee the response across agencies? "It's th… https://t.co/3IT7FOm6oR— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1582666700.0
Then he said the government couldn’t be trusted to deal with it at all. “Why would anybody trust our government to handle this crisis?”— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1582666730.0