Amidst the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 4,100 Americans and counting as of early Wednesday, President Donald Trump’s daughter and adviser Ivanka shared an attempt at an inspirational Twitter message. It was not well-received — while she sticks to these airy, vapid Twitter proclamations, Americans suffer and die in increasingly larger numbers who could have been helped if the Trump administration had acted sooner to work against the virus. Testing could have tracked the virus spread and helped with effective lockdown, but it wasn’t completed at a large-scale for weeks and weeks on end.
Meanwhile, Ivanka tweeted:
‘Stay Strong. Things Will Get Better!’
Stay Strong. Things Will Get Better!❤️
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) April 1, 2020
Meanwhile, months into the crisis, Americans are still in need of support like increased hospital capacity, medical supplies, and even Coronavirus testing — still. Stories have emerged just recently from figures like Washington Governor Jay Inslee of medical personnel struggling to secure testing kits to the point of having to drive hundreds of miles for basic supplies. And without adequate federal government support, states have been left bidding against each other in the private market for crucial supplies like ventilators.
Of course, depending on the day, it’s an open question of whether or not the president will even acknowledge the need for ventilators. At a press conference last weekend, Trump completely baselessly suggested that medical personnel were hoarding supplies, which there’s simply no evidence for. Down in reality, the U.S. is projected to face a shortage of tens of thousands of hospital beds on the date of peak Coronavirus infection with current capacity in place.
And Ivanka is just tweeting.
Check out Twitter’s response below…