People are running themselves ragged on the internet right now, trying to figure out why on earth the president of the United States would invite a one-hit inventor to address the nation about a deadly pathogen sweeping the country. Trump loves his supporters so much that he literally doesn’t care if they die because they got their COVID-19 information from the inventor of “My Pillow.”
So my Tiger King binge was interrupted by a text saying the CEO of MyPillow is now part of the presidential briefings on COVID19 … please tell me this is a prank.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 30, 2020
That’s what Trump did on Monday when he invited the “My Pillow Guy” to the White House, then put him on camera to literally address the nation. You can see the video below:
Once the Trump-aligned My Pillow guy came on to give a free infomercial from the Rose Garden, CNN cuts away– good on them for not giving oxygen to this partisan corporate bullshit.pic.twitter.com/QKsMif8YEu
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 30, 2020
According to CNN:
Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump made another series of inaccurate and misleading statements during his coronavirus press briefing Monday afternoon from the White House Rose Garden.Trump inaccurately characterized previous statements he has made downplaying the severity of the crisis. He again talked up medications that have not been clinically proven safe or effective for use against the coronavirus. Immediately after boasting about having superior knowledge of South Korea, he misstated the population of Seoul. And in touting progress on coronavirus testing, he omitted important context.
People are going crazy about this story on the internet, and really, can you blame them? This is an absolute hot mess. We saved the top reactions from Twitter below: