The interview with Fox News on Wednesday once again made the President of the United States land in hot water. Speaking without any knowledge of the topic is not new for Mr Trump, but coming at a time when the issue has taken the world by storm, we cannot help but wonder who elected him.
This time, Mr President shed light on the spread of coronavirus and its preventative measures. His (extremely limited) knowledge somehow led him to believe that staying at home while having the virus (yes, you read that correct) is useless.
Instead, the patients should go out and work to maximize productivity. It looks like the How-to-be-US-President-without-any-knowledge manual does need a preface with a dictionary, after all, to explain what the word “virus” means.
In a clip shared by Matt Rogers on Twitter, Trump says, “A lot of people will have this and it gets better very rapidly, they don’t even see a doctor, they don’t even call a doctor. You never hear about those people, so you can’t put them down in the category of the overall population in terms of this corona flu, or virus. So you just can’t do that. If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better by sitting around and even going to work, some of them go to work, but they get better.”
Well, obviously Center for Disease Control and Prevention are useless forums that are continuously suggesting isolation for people who even ‘feel’ they have the symptoms- because Donald Trump knows better.
The President was also annoyed that many people got offended by his remarks. Well, it is not like we expect the President of the most powerful country in the world to talk some sense because clearly, that has caused too much disappointment in the past.
Source: Raw Story
The President later realized that there are still some people who support his agendas so he tweeted on his favorite 3 am diary-sorry social media platform, saying “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”
Look at the emphasis on the word “never”, which stirs similar reactions when we think about when the President last made sense.
He further emphasized that some people actually go to work and get better- of coronavirus or not, we’ll never know.
Chris Murphy also tweeted, defending the words of Donald Trump and said that “it’s his carelessness with words that are the problem”. Yes, Mr Murphy, that’s exactly the problem.
For almost eight years now, we are continuously blaming the system, the critics and everyone else because there is not the tiniest possibility that the President himself might be wrong. It’s not like the history of his insensitive comments is present to support his incompetence or anything.