Trump ridiculed for finally taking quarantining seriously: 'Oh look who decided to president today'
US President Donald Trump speaks about the impeachment inquiry during a tour of the Flextronics computer manufacturing facility in Austin, Texas (AFP Photo/MANDEL NGAN)

Following a brief stop to talk to reporters as he left the White House for Virginia to send off the USNS hospital ship Comfort that is headed off to New York City, the president tweeted out that he is giving serious consideration to implementing a quarantine on New York and a few surrounding states -- just days after he was talking about relaxing CDC standards designed to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the president wrote: "I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing “hot spots”, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly."

Commenters on Twitter were quick to point out that it appears that the president is finally starting to understand the seriousness of the health crisis that has brought the country to an almost complete standstill.

And they let the president know it... just see below: