If there's one thing President Trump has shown time and time again, it's that he'll attack anyone who gives him anything less than unwavering support and praise. Even if that means insulting the brave medical workers who are currently our nation's best defense from the global pandemic.
In a pair of tweets, sent on April 2, Trump seemed to attack the very medical facilities calling for supplies, describing them as having "insatiable appetites."
Massive amounts of medical supplies, even hospitals and medical centers, are being delivered directly to states and… https://t.co/nDrrwemR3T— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1585833441.0
....have been stocked up and ready long before this crisis hit. Other states are thrilled with the job we have done… https://t.co/IFyAjutM4O— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1585833442.0
The internet was disgusted by Trump's shameless attack on the people many consider heroes during this medical crisis.
I have heard that doctors have an “insatiable appetite” for...checks notes...life saving medical equipment during t… https://t.co/zD6pglVcfL— RTS (@RTS)1585837713.0
@realDonaldTrump As more and more people require ventialators, you're complaining about an 'insatiable appetite' fo… https://t.co/s97OF2d7QU— D Villella ❄️ (@D Villella ❄️)1585843278.0
@realDonaldTrump Breathing and trying to save lives in not an insatiable appetite. You are a monster https://t.co/pQF19ZYDik— Donna L (@Donna L)1585835549.0
To generate the supplies necessary to adequately address the situation at hand, Trump would have had to take the examples of countries like South Korea and begun producing and stockpiling back in January, when he was still downplaying the severity of the virus, and instead holding rallies and golfing at his golf clubs.
@realDonaldTrump We live in the richest country in the world and yet healthcare providers have been using garbage b… https://t.co/hwL9XvuJn9— Eugene Gu, MD (@Eugene Gu, MD)1585833668.0
@realDonaldTrump "The possibility of a pandemic is a challenge Donald Trump is unqualified to handle as president."… https://t.co/r8ENsz7x1w— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1585833922.0
If there's a party to blame for hospitals' lack of supplies, it's certainly not the people working in the hospitals. Or the governors desperate to deliver the supplies for their ailing constituents.
@realDonaldTrump Idk of a single hospital, doctor, or epidemiologist that is satisfied w/ the fed. gov. response. T… https://t.co/l7brge8QS4— 😒Miss Anthrope😑 (@😒Miss Anthrope😑)1585836132.0
@realDonaldTrump OMG Insatiable appetites? Good God, why don't you go into the ICU and see for yourself what is going on?— Nancy (@Nancy)1585874136.0
“The complainers should have been stocked up and ready long before this crisis hit,”. @realDonaldTrump Attacking th… https://t.co/fRvraGV2ke— TheBigDadMT (@TheBigDadMT)1585858319.0
Other U.S. leaders have set an example by standing up for medical workers in their communities.
I am asking healthcare workers across the country: If things are not urgent in your own community, please come to… https://t.co/003K18qImE— Andrew Cuomo (@Andrew Cuomo)1585589919.0
The day after more than 1,000 Americans died, 500 in New York, Trump is now for a 3rd time accusing NYC hospital wo… https://t.co/KQ5q2vgtul— Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈 (@Amy Siskind 🏳️🌈)1585833586.0
This is also not the first time President Trump has accused medical workers of stealing supplies as a possible cause of the shortage.
President Trump is now lashing out at people--likely healthcare workers-- who are asking for medical supplies amid… https://t.co/w9RIpHl3Tm— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche Alcindor)1585835579.0
The Trump administration has refused to organize supplies for states. So everyone is bidding against each other an… https://t.co/JL2qYH1lLS— Eric Umansky (@Eric Umansky)1585849883.0
People are dying—now is the time to come together, yet the President continues to split the country apart.
2,373 deaths in NY now from coronavirus, up from 1,941 yesterday, Cuomo says. More than 400 people lost their lives… https://t.co/WimuBsIZeE— Ari Berman (@Ari Berman)1585842542.0
President Donald Trump continues to show his character with each passing day. As the crisis grows larger and larger, the President's attacks become more and more petty.
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