As the country seems set on its intent to reopen, despite many issues containing the virus, many are worried for what that means for the most vulnerable.
President Donald Trump himself has insisted that schools should reopen because:
"This thing's going away. It will go away like things go away."
This insistence on putting the country in danger upset Chris Cuomo, who took the president to task on his show Cuomo Prime Time, where he threw the President's own promises back in his face.
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Cuomo suggested a six-week reintroduction period in hot spots to buy time for the federal government to act and:
"To do everything it can to get the rapid testing up and going, 'MAGA, MAGA, MAGA,' get our manufacturing going, the way you promised, end the carnage, which is the pandemic, the way you promised."
These are references to infamous promises by Trump on the 2016 campaign trail as well as shortly after his inauguration in 2017.
One of Trump's campaign promises was to bring back manufacturing jobs, so much so, that he declared:
"I'm going to be the greatest jobs president that God ever created."
Fast forwarding from there to his inauguration speech, Trump had promised to end the "American carnage," a vision of a broken nation dealing with its issues.
Cuomo's speech seemed to strike a chord.
We need more brave journalists willing to call shite when something is shite. Keep going Mr Cuomo... https://t.co/lo6SqLLIr6— Lynne McMahon (@Lynne McMahon)1596693138.0
@HuffPostPol trumps campaign motto should be "Promises made. . .Promises broken "— ramseyshea (@ramseyshea)1596716354.0
@RawStory @ChrisCuomo Watched it and YES!! He needs to be called out for all his lies! Thank you @ChrisCuomo ! Keep… https://t.co/eWDQHcmTN4— LisaRaeWhaaat (@LisaRaeWhaaat)1596694041.0
Last night @ChrisCuomo on his CNN show expressed more outrage over Trump's lie about Covid and children's health th… https://t.co/v2uUqXFIWm— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1596713932.0
This comes after Trump insisted on children going back to school, claiming children are practically immune to the virus.
His campaign shared a clip from Fox news to Facebook and Twiteer where the President said exactly that.
"If you look at children, children are almost—I would almost say definitely—but almost immune from this disease. So few, they've got stronger—hard to believe, I don't know how you feel about it, but they have much stronger immune systems than we do somehow."
The social media platforms then blocked the accounts from posting until they deleted the incredibly inaccurate clip.
Despite the President's insistence, children can absolutely become sick from the disease. While they are less likely to experience harsh symptoms, it is still possible and sending them back to school right now would be putting them in danger.
Children are also more likely to develop a respiratory impairment that scientists and doctors are still studying.
Many were upset at Trump's suggestion.
When you have a 5 year old president during the pandemic!🤬 https://t.co/s5eGiC9AHR— Asahi Sato (@Asahi Sato)1596689048.0
@HuffPostPol It's easy to blow holes in his credibility when he promises everything— Beyond The Spectrum (@Beyond The Spectrum)1596715698.0
When will we see #ConsequencesForTrump ? https://t.co/XHZ8wY8by3— Jayne (Pfizerized & unapologetic mask wearer) (@Jayne (Pfizerized & unapologetic mask wearer))1596722599.0
Cuomo pushed for the idea that if we could just slow our roll, and get a hard push from the federal government to get things under control, we could see a much better opportunity to reopen in as little as six weeks.
Whether or not that's true remains to be seen, but regardless, medical professionals are insisting the reopening of the country should be slowed or stopped in numerous hot spits across the USA.
And who are you going to trust on this matter, an infectious disease expert, or a former reality television star who made a lot of promises but kept almost none?