Healthcare workers are on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic President Donald Trump is making worse by his refusal to advocate for basic common sense behaviors to stop the spread and by holding rallies that pack supporters in close together, while few wear masks.
A recent study found in 82% of areas where Trump has held as rally recently coronavirus cases surged.
So it's especially offensive to Americans that doctors, nurses, technicians, and other healthcare workers putting their lives and their families' lives in the direct line of danger every day to save lives that President Donald Trump just told another lie about the deadly pandemic: blame doctors for the huge number of cases.
Trump literally just said doctors falsely attribute deaths to COVID-19 because they make thousands of dollars more if they do.
That's absolutely false.
"You know in Germany if you have a bad heart and you're ready to die, or if you have cancer and you're going to be dying soon, and you catch COVID, that happens, we mark it down to COVID. You know, our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID, you know that, right?" Trump asked the crowd, sharing the lie as his supporters cheer.
"So what they do they say, 'I'm sorry, but everyone dies of COVID,'" Trump continued lying. "But in Germany and other places, if you have a heart attack or if you have cancer, you're terminally ill, and you catch COVID then they say you died of cancer, you died of heart attack. With us, 'When in doubt, choose COVID.'"
"Now, they'll say, it's terrible what he said."
"It's like $2000 more, so you could only get more money. This could only happen to us."
Trump: You know our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID https://t.co/HBSTvXcdnh— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi)1604082599.0
Medical professionals, healthcare workers and experts, and people from all over in general are outraged.
My doctor friends talk about their physical exhaustion, the emotional toll of patients suffering & dying without th… https://t.co/wWQ7fSTQx0— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1604083405.0
More than 1,000 health care workers have DIED from COVID. A competent President would have prevented that. Trump… https://t.co/oXbg2pGDQ2— Ronald Klain (@Ronald Klain)1604082824.0
Pres. Trump using his last few campaign days to go after America's frontline healthcare workers https://t.co/54tOAQuAdd— Michael George (@Michael George)1604085458.0
As the spouse of a doctor, I cannot tell you how angry this makes me. And he's saying this in my home state of all… https://t.co/FCF8rnqeq2— Jason Shaw (@Jason Shaw)1604085236.0
@realDonaldTrump - I am a doctor from Germany and I tell you: Stop using us as an example for your lies! Your every… https://t.co/5YsFfpB47u— Dzana Gellert (@Dzana Gellert)1604085196.0
If this were true, you'd think the wannabe dictator who pretends he can do anything with his executive orders would… https://t.co/FB3I7faxuP— Frank Lesser (@Frank Lesser)1604085952.0
The quote from a doctor that haunts me is, how awful it is in the middle of all this when you even "have to fight t… https://t.co/qKHUQx0mqY— Kathy NJ (@Kathy NJ)1604085249.0
In the last 3 days Trump has falsely attacked firefighters, doctors, and law enforcement. "I will always have your… https://t.co/h0rIc3PBSp— KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿 (@KevinlyFather 🇺🇲🇨🇦🇲🇼🇸🇿)1604085467.0
Scientists, teachers, doctors, governors... I'm losing track of everyone we're supposed to blame other than Trump. https://t.co/U6ZaCoT87p— Aaron Rossi (@Aaron Rossi)1604085486.0
This abomination is now slandering doctors. In the middle of a pandemic. https://t.co/nyEoTGZa4V— Kiel Christianson (@Kiel Christianson)1604085850.0
Closing argument: “Doctors are bad” https://t.co/XqhZWj1JFp— Jack Burton (@Jack Burton)1604086137.0