The president of the United States doesn’t think before he says things, and even when he’s had time to think things out, he makes the most ridiculous decisions where his reactions are concerned. Like the fact that he practically praised pro-Trump coronavirus protesters gathered illegally while under strict shelter-in-place orders.
This is where it gets dangerous for citizens dumb enough to listen to this president.
Washington State Governor Jay Inslee spoke out about Trump’s brazen statement, saying:
“The president is fomenting domestic rebellion and spreading lies even while his own administration says the virus is real and is deadly, and that we have a long way to go before restrictions can be lifted.”
The president’s statements this morning encourage illegal and dangerous acts. He is putting millions of people in danger of contracting COVID-19.
His unhinged rantings and calls for people to “liberate” states could also lead to violence. We’ve seen it before. 1/7
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) April 17, 2020
“The president’s call to action today threatens to undermine his own goal of recovery by further delaying the ability of states to amend current interventions in a safe, evidence-based way.”
This isn’t the first fray Inslee has had with Trump, and it certainly wont be the last. Inslee held nothing back Friday as he spoke out about the president’s deadly rhetoric.
“His words are likely to cause COVID-19 infections to spike in places where social distancing is working — and if infections are increasing in those places, that will further postpone the 14 days of decline that his own guidance says is necessary before modifying any interventions.”