During a planned photo-op at the White House, President Donald J. Trump walked up one flight of stairs and subsequently removed his mask - endangering nearby staff, reporters and Secret Service members. The world was watching and the ultimate showman played it up - the way he has his entire life. Except something was different this time: the high-profile COVID-19 positive patient was visibly gasping for air.
"President Trump is not setting a good example at how to respond in this pandemic," Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) told CNN's Erin Bernett on Outfront Monday night.
On MSNBC, former Florida congressman David Jolly said, “We’ve got a COVID hot spot at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue."
Now, the reactions pour in.
honestly what in the hell is going on https://t.co/mFUmTNEJce— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1601940369.0
This is going to kill so many people. https://t.co/nZAeCBK42Z— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project)1601943328.0
Trump immediately took his mask off when he got back to the White House https://t.co/WyIOUSb6Gc— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1601938893.0
Sir-with all due respect-I hope not. You’re a walking contagion. You’ll kill more people you don’t care about. Thos… https://t.co/o4RbbNevJp— Olivia of Troye (@Olivia of Troye)1601938452.0
President Trump "immediately ignited a new controversy by declaring that despite his illness the nation should not… https://t.co/iP9Tuo0JLc— David Gura (@David Gura)1601940994.0
Don’t let Covid dominate your life, Trump says. My mom’s gravely ill in Nicaragua. Am not able to visit her b/c of… https://t.co/RLU4SJzq02— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@Ana Navarro-Cárdenas)1601936061.0
In the real timeline, where we’re all much happier, none of us have just watched a video clip of an evil old man de… https://t.co/zucnBH2txQ— Cari Luna (@Cari Luna)1601941909.0
@gtconway3d He is struggling. https://t.co/qd4rGBs46A— Jorge A. Caballero, MD (@Jorge A. Caballero, MD)1601941110.0