Melania Trump once again offered only “thoughts and prayers” to the victims of the coronavirus pandemic, being just as useless as her husband Donald was when he offered injectable disinfectants as a treatment.
Trump made the dangerously ignorant suggestion during his presser when he asked if disinfectants such as Lysol could be taken internally to kill the virus. Of course, any sane person knows that disinfectants are chemicals that product labels specifically warn not to ingest or breathe in. That’s because they are poisonous to humans and can make us sick or result in death.
First Lady Melania Trump followed up that unhelpful suggestion by turning back to an old-school one: thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts & prayers continue to be w/ each person suffering & fighting to recover from this terrible virus, & with all of the families who have lost loved ones. Even though we are physically apart, we are all in this fight together.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) April 24, 2020
This pandemic has killed over 50,000 Americans and 900,000 are infected. Thoughts and prayers are not going to stop it just like thoughts and prayers don’t stop gun violence.
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Frankly, the phrase has been used by Republicans so much after preventable tragedies that it’s become insulting.
Social media responded with scorn and mockery of both Melania and Donald.
Talk to your husband, #BleachBarbie
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) April 24, 2020
— Drain The Trumps 🇺🇸 (@DrainTheTrumps) April 24, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with each person suffering except for the Trump Crime Family who can all go straight to hell on a fast airplane. #PoliteWaysToSayFU
— 🏝 Kim (@kim) April 24, 2020
Oh please… pic.twitter.com/hv8yLJ5pc7
— JB Maberry (@jbm85363) April 24, 2020
In honor of #ArborDay, if you are planning on injecting cleaning supplies, Pine Sol is the way to go today!
— Big Lee Bronzer 🇺🇸 (@BigLeeBronzer) April 24, 2020
Tell husband not to tell people to drink bleach pic.twitter.com/gpy7auPI6w
— Sam Pioneer (@sampioneer) April 24, 2020
Are you ready for a happy hour drink of bleach tonight with your husband? Say like 5:00?
— wendy orzechowski (@juddwendy) April 24, 2020
With a cactus.
— PersisterhoodMom 🌎🌊 (@johndrewsmom) April 24, 2020
Your thoughts and prayers, like any trump, is with your bank account
— mary sassin (@redwingschic) April 24, 2020
— Kate-8645🌊🌊🌊 (@katebhart) April 24, 2020
What this country needs most is not “thoughts and prayers,” but to listen to health experts and continue practicing social distancing and remain on lockdown in defiance of Trump’s plan to reopen the country early. Because “thoughts and prayers” won’t save us from a deadlier second wave of the virus either.
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