The Coronavirus crisis is far from over. Tens of thousands of new cases are still getting confirmed each and every day, including at least a couple of recent cases inside the Trump administration. Both a member of the military who serves as a personal valet for the president and the press secretary for the vice president have tested positive for the Coronavirus, and the president and vice president have reportedly been getting tested each and every day. Additionally, top health officials including the chiefs at the FDA and CDC have quarantined themselves over possible exposure to the virus. This week on Twitter, Hillary Clinton pointed out the stark difference between the White House’s strenuous virus prevention measures and the dismal arrangements that the president’s team has left for Americans at large.
Quoting presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, who she has formally endorsed, Clinton posted:
‘“If Trump and his team understand how critical testing is to their safety—and they seem to, given their own behavior—why are they insisting that it’s unnecessary for the American people?” Great question, @JoeBiden.’
“If Trump and his team understand how critical testing is to their safety—and they seem to, given their own behavior—why are they insisting that it’s unnecessary for the American people?” Great question, @JoeBiden. https://t.co/bc1eZJBpzv
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 11, 2020
Trump recently even claimed that calls to increase Coronavirus testing capacity in the U.S. were a “false talking point.” That’s a ludicrous assertion, however — high levels of Coronavirus testing are crucial to allowing authorities to track and stem the spread of the deadly disease in the absence of effective treatments. In the early weeks of the pandemic, South Korea did ten times as much testing as the U.S., and their case counts and death rates have been dramatically lower than those in the U.S. The current outbreak level in the United States, which has over 1.3 million confirmed cases, was not inevitable.
Going forward, there’s already been lots of talk of investigative efforts covering the Trump administration’s many fumblings, like that which Hillary mentions. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has suggested the implementation of a 9/11 style investigative commission to deal with the crisis.
Check out Twitter’s response to Hillary below:
Is the Trump administration operating a double standard ? Are they willing to put Americans at risk in ways that they avoid ?? When I see the President in a crowd, then I will consider getting in one myself. https://t.co/asEeOYITKm
— Mark D Welch (@MarkDWelch1) May 11, 2020
I love her. https://t.co/H4pXAy7HPt
— Florida Chris (@chrislongview) May 11, 2020
— 🔊🍷🎤😷Halli Casser-Jayne Podcast🔊🍷🎤😷 (@TheHalliCJShow) May 11, 2020
— Notinmyname (@NastyNana16) May 11, 2020
Hi @HillaryClinton, it is tragedy for good nation #USA & the world that you had lost last presidential election to dishonest, neurotic @realDonaldTrump, who has created so much chaos & spread #racism. Hope you, @BillClinton , @BarackObama @SenatorRomney help @JoeBiden win. RT https://t.co/jEiMtigfHh
— Wilson Lee Flores (@WilsonLeeFlores) May 11, 2020