On Friday, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), a vulnerable senator facing re-election in November, posted a tweet lavishing President Donald Trump with praise for shipping ventilators to Arizona from the Strategic National Stockpile:
Huge news for Arizona! I spoke with @realDonaldTrump on Wednesday afternoon to request additional ventilators from… https://t.co/wm1aGY3US4— Martha McSally (@Martha McSally)1586560039.0
Commenters on social media mocked her display as inappropriate — and speculated that Trump may be doing this as a favor to her re-election.
@SenMcSallyAZ @realDonaldTrump @VP Huge news for cheaters everywhere, as you accept a political favor to help boost… https://t.co/HZ80R28E22— Chimera in a Coal Mine (@Chimera in a Coal Mine)1586561676.0
@SenMcSallyAZ @realDonaldTrump @VP Patronage is disgusting and you’re as corrupt as the rest of these monstrous men.— Shawn Matson for District 6 Alder (@Shawn Matson for District 6 Alder)1586562006.0
@SenMcSallyAZ @realDonaldTrump @VP You're still going to lose in November, hack.— Rebecca Lynn (@Rebecca Lynn)1586562218.0
@SenMcSallyAZ @realDonaldTrump @VP 👆🏽👆🏽If we had a competent national coordination of ventilators then Pres. Trump… https://t.co/aSEkfOthy7— Invest to Elect IL (@Invest to Elect IL)1586562560.0
@SenMcSallyAZ @realDonaldTrump @VP For Americans who think medical supplies should be based on need and not politic… https://t.co/iavU1lIT3J— JES (@JES)1586561918.0