Donald Trump spoke with reporters on the White House lawn before departing for the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia to see the USNS Comfort off on Saturday to “kiss it goodbye.” Donald’s pettiness knows no bounds in his morally bankrupt mind. For days now, Trump has continued his attacks on Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer and Washington Governor Jay Inslee amid the massive coronavirus outbreak that has brought the country, and the world, to a standstill.
But Trump doesn’t need to kiss a ship right now while a panicked nation is in crisis, though I’m sure it provided a great photo-op for the former frozen steak salesman to use for his reelection campaign. Trump has turned his daily COVID-19 press briefings into MAGA rallies that benefit his campaign.
Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic governor of Virginia noticed that, too.
“We don’t need Donald Trump in Virginia doing a photo op,” McAuliffe told the New York Times. “We need respirators and we need masks, like every other state in the country. He ought to be staying in Washington, in his job. It’s a total waste of time.” McAuliffe added that a presidential visit to a naval base meant that officials who needed to be addressing a national health crisis had to instead “spend their time doing a Trump re-election photo op. He ought to stop the politicking and lead the nation.”
Twitter users were not impressed with Donald’s stunt.
Risking his whole secret service detail.
— J (@Counter_Narc) March 28, 2020
Trump is at a photo op in Norfolk as the USNS Comfort gets underway to NYC. Trump is bragging that they got 4 weeks worth of repairs and maintenance done in 4 days.
That is false.
A fair amount of work was left undone and was put off for later.https://t.co/mHMx6tvzG9
— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) March 28, 2020
— Okkie Tenggala (@okkie48) March 28, 2020
Is Trump spending his day securing ventilators? Combating the PPE shortage? Federalizing response efforts? Of course not, he’s wasting taxpayer dollars on a photo op when his administration’s own guidelines advise against travel.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) March 28, 2020
The USS Comfort is ready to sail and it’s waiting for Trump and a mini, fucking MAGA rally and photo op?
There are now over 111,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases & 1842 deaths in the US. Every minute, every second counts.
But there’s always time for a photo op.?
— sdem (@SDem407) March 28, 2020
On a positive note, Trump seems to have mastered the skill of using an umbrella.
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