Donald Trump outraged American parents by demanding today that all public schools open in the Fall despite the coronavirus continuing to sweep across the nation in record numbers.
More than 130,000 Americans have died because of the virus, especially those who had underlying medical conditions. Well, millions of children have such conditions, and studies show children face the risk of severe complications and even death from the virus, yet Trump screamed for schools to reopen later this year in an all-caps Twitter demand.
SCHOOLS MUST OPEN IN THE FALL!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2020
Many schools are already offering parents the option for the kids to attend school via the Internet as many did earlier this year when the pandemic closed schools this past Spring. For those who attend school regularly, kids are at risk of contracting the virus and then bringing it home to their parents and grandparents. Teachers, administrators, cafeteria workers, and other school staffers are also at risk of being infected if schools reopen.
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In short, what is already a chaotic and disastrous crisis will only get worse because of Trump’s continued recklessness. One would think he would have learned from the failed reopenings in Texas and Florida where new records of coronavirus cases are being set on a daily basis.
Americans responded to Trump by telling him to go f*ck himself.
INFECT YOUR CHILDREN SO THE PRESIDENT CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT HIMSELF!!!
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) July 6, 2020
Trump doesn’t understand that if kids get the virus, they will bring it home to their parents & grandparents. They will also infect their teachers, and those teachers will have to be out of school for several weeks. What substitute will want to teach a class full of COVID cases?
— Mrs. Krassenstein (@HKrassenstein) July 6, 2020
TRUMP 2020: KILL OUR KIDS!
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 6, 2020
— Students for Lincoln Project (@Students4Abe) July 6, 2020
Don’t forget the essential back to school supplies pic.twitter.com/p0i9MJUuuH
— Sam Zee (@SamZComedy) July 6, 2020
THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF CHILDREN AREN’T IMPORTANT TO DONALD TRUMP!!! 🤡
— Jules Morgan (@glamelegance) July 6, 2020
— Lesley Abravanel🆘 (@lesleyabravanel) July 6, 2020
“You don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline” —Dr. Fauci
— Allan Piper (@apiper13) July 6, 2020
GET A POLICY IN PLACE SO WE CAN!#WearTheDamnMask
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) July 6, 2020
They won’t, because of your failed leadership.
— Young America for Biden (@YAForJoeBiden) July 6, 2020
YOU’VE MURDERED ENOUGH
— PD (@PDinCanada) July 6, 2020
THEY WOULD’VE IF YOU WEREN’T THAT INCOMPETENT MORON. #TrumpPlague
— Republicans for Joe Biden (@RepsForBiden) July 6, 2020
STAY AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN!!
— Brown Eyed Susan (@smc429) July 6, 2020
If we want our kids to stay healthy and alive, schools should remain closed until a vaccine is developed and distributed thoroughly. Had Trump kept the country locked down instead of pushing to reopen early, the worst of this pandemic may have been over by now and we could have discussed opening schools back up. Instead, it’s just another bad idea in a long line of bad ideas from this White House.
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