DoDonalDonald Trump took to the White House press room this afternoon to brief the nation on the pending global pandemic — the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Speaking in almost complete opposition of what the Center for Disease Control told the press less than 24 hours ago, Twitter was alight with reactions to the entire press conference.
The most concerning thing about the coronavirus is that we have a president who wants to keep us from learning more about it because he thinks us learning more could harm him politically.#CoronaVirusUpdates
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) February 26, 2020
TRUMP: Coronavirus is under control.
CDC: Spread is inevitable.
TRUMP: The media is trying to make it look worse than it is.
CDC: It’s worse than we thought.
TRUMP: Come to my big rally this week.
CDC: Stay away from large groups.
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) February 26, 2020
Donald Trump made Mike Pence in charge of the team working on the Corona Virus.
This is a science-denying man who relies on prayer to heal and cannot attend a one-on-one meeting with a woman without a chaperone.
— Tommy Campbell (@MrTommyCampbell) February 26, 2020
#CoronaVirusUpdates – the Trump Administration issues a photo of Ivanka working tirelessly to save all of humanity. Meanwhile, Jr. is working hard for daddy’s love and Eric is still eating glue. pic.twitter.com/Uav8GVh9d5
— SAM6 (@travelong6) February 26, 2020
— Amanda Auchter (@ALAuchter) February 26, 2020
— Truth Matters (@TheresTJP) February 26, 2020
OMG. We are fu*ked. #CoronaVirusUpdates
— Za🐾 (@zalie3235) February 26, 2020
BREAKING: Trump just said the risk of Corona Virus to the American people is very low. That’s the opposite of what the CDC just told us. I prefer to believe science over this orange buffoon. #CoronaVirusUpdates
— Ms. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) February 26, 2020
Trump didn’t know that people died from the flu.
— Holly Figueroa O’Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) February 26, 2020
Nothing reassures you about the risk from a global pandemic like a president who at times seems to be illiterate
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) February 26, 2020
So to summarize:
*they’re looking at “things”
*the corona isn’t getting any bigger and isn’t getting any smaller
*we’ve had tremendous success with the corona virus
*Pence is taking care of this because he has a special talent for things like this. YIKES #CoronaVirusUpdates pic.twitter.com/SaFQKAorr6
— Alice Gambino (@MamaSlambino) February 26, 2020
trump just compared getting money for a xenophobic wall to getting money for containing a virus that, if spreads in the U.S, can be incredibly fatal. great news america!
— pyper ? (@idIeworshipped) February 27, 2020
— Ally Vyne (@AllyVyne) February 27, 2020
— Jordan Winkler (@jordanawinkler) February 26, 2020
— Meg Dimsa (@dimsam) February 27, 2020
— KH (@labboypro) February 27, 2020
— DogsHateBoots (@DogsHateBoots) February 27, 2020
I wasn’t anxious untill trump lied to us repeatedly during his #CoronaVirusUpdates. Lol
— ♥️Truth♥️ ⚖️ (@pattykazUSA) February 27, 2020
— Earp (@WyattFossett) February 27, 2020