Who should people follow to learn about the coronavirus? Well, it is not Donald Trump. The people surrounding him have finally convinced him to endorse wearing masks instead of politicizing them months into the pandemic. Yet, he is still telling Americans that the coronavirus is going to magically disappear.
Wednesday the president gave off this discordant message:
‘[A]t some point t that’s just going to start to disappear.’
There were three hotels in Manhatten caught up in a secret undercover sting. Two of them belonged to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s (D-IL) family. The. third belonged to — wait for it — Donald Trump, his Trump International Hotel. The sting was out to capture those who had not been performing the appropriate cleaning measure during the coronavirus pandemic, according to Inside Edition.
Inside Edition describes itself as an “offbeat” show where people can find:
‘[T]he latest uplifting news, investigations, videos and more.’
Immediately after, the undercover correspondent was to rebook the same room for the next night using a fake identity. Part of the Trump International Hotel welcome included a Personal Protective “welcome kit.”
The hotel did change the sheets but not the pillowcase, meaning it had not been washed. The show’s logo was still visible under the ultraviolet light. The TV reporter also discovered that the remote control had not been cleaned either. Then, the correspondent revealed what he had found to the hotel.
A spokesperson for the hotel claimed that the program made it all up as a stunt, according to the Inside Edition website:
‘Following an internal review, we have concluded that the claims made by Inside Edition are categorically false. Trump International Hotel & Tower New York is one of the premier luxury hotels anywhere in the world and has received countless accolades, including the Forbes Five-Star award for the past 13 years, for its consistently impeccable service.’
The show’s investigators also went to The Hyatt Place Times Square. There, the pillowcase had not been washed and the gel was still on the remote when it went under the ultraviolet light.
The Hyatt’s spokesperson said the company was:
‘[D]eeply concerned about the situation described, as it is not representative of Hyatt’s rigorous and enhanced cleaning protocols that have been deployed globally due to COVID-19.’
Governor Pritzker was embarrassed, especially because he had been criticizing Donald Trump for not providing the supplies Illinois required to keep the coronavirus pandemic under control. The governor was forced to buy millions of masks and gloves from a company in China. He had carried out his own undercover operation, secretly buying them:
‘[B]ecause we’ve heard reports of Trump trying to take PPE in China and when it gets to the United States.’
The city’s Health Department found that New York City tested for coronavirus and over 212,000 people had the disease. Of those individuals, 23,000-plus residents died from COVID-19.
Co-founder of The Lincoln Project Steve Schmidt warned the public about the sitting president:
‘The country’s in a lot of trouble with Donald Trump. He is a delusional cult leader. Fewer and fewer Americans follow him.’
The White House released an ironic tweet thanking the hotels around the country for proving health care workers and first responders rooms while they fought the worst of the pandemic:
‘Thank you to hotels around the country for providing healthcare workers and first responders a place to stay while they’re on the front lines of the pandemic.’
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