As another Twitchy editor said earlier today, the coronavirus has inspired so many hot takes on Twitter it’s a miracle the site doesn’t just self-combust.
Do you know how you’re not dealing with a serious person? When that person rends their garments over the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans without ever once mentioning China, only President Trump.
As Twitchy reported Tuesday night, movie producer Judd Apatow had had enough and wanted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and “all of these politicians” prosecuted for murder. And we’ve seen plenty of Twitter randos calling for Trump to be tried at The Hague after Joe Biden takes over in 2021.
But the award for most extreme tweet goes to associate professor and “The Man They Wanted Me to Be: Toxic Masculinity and a Crisis of Our Own Making” author Jared Yates Sexton and his tweet promoting his piece on “the unspeakable horror” of Trump’s response to COVID-19.
The truth is almost too horrible to speak.
Donald Trump damned hundreds of thousands of Americans to lonely, agonizing deaths, away from their families, attended to by exhausted, terrified medical staff he's left to clothe themselves in garbage bags.https://t.co/T3tCX5apxQ
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) April 1, 2020
We didn’t think someone could fit every hot take about Trump and the coronavirus and fit it into 280 characters, but he did it.
And again: No mention of China? Or the World Health Organization? Or the charges of xenophobia for closing the borders?
He writes at The Muckrake:
It has become a macabre ritual watching these press briefings. For weeks now, every afternoon has brought new horrors as Trump arrives in the press room or the Rose Garden and delivers one discordant address after another. Some days he’ll tell the country it’s almost over, that a cure is imminent, that maybe he’ll reopen the country by Easter for a resurrection. The next he’ll have an awkward corporate CEO say a few oddly chosen and discomforting words.
There isn’t a mild way to put this.
Donald Trump and the Republican Party damned hundreds of thousands of Americans to a lonely, agonizing death.
Hundreds of thousands of living, breathing human beings are going to either die in their homes, far away from medical treatment, or else in overcrowded hospitals, kept from the comfort of their families, attended to by exhausted, terrified, undersupported, overworked medical staff.
And none of it was necessary.
So the Republican Party as a whole is implicated in killing hundreds of thousands too, while Democrats happily would have kept the borders open and the flights coming in so as not to appear xenophobic.
Russian Collusion Hoaxer doubles down on the BS.
— AF Mason (@AFMason5) April 1, 2020
Thank you! You get social points! pic.twitter.com/zGnhMriSZG
— David (@DSmykal) April 1, 2020
Everything you have said is a lie, the truly sad part is that you know it is, and are of such low moral character that you don't care.
— EternalDamned (@POdVet) April 1, 2020
The top Democrats were telling people to get out in public almost a month after Trump was called a racist for limiting travel to/from China.
You are not a good muckraker.
— treyb_in_houston (@InTreyb) April 1, 2020
What an oddly hysterical man you are Jared.
— #MyPillow Meltdown ? (@georgeorwell_84) April 1, 2020
"For months he ignored an obvious, growing pandemic."
What months? The 20th to the 29th?
— Quaydar (@Quaydar1) April 1, 2020
This is an irresponsible and dangerous attempt at journalism.
Please leave it to the professionals.
— Ben Jammin ?? (@xBenJamminx) April 1, 2020
What utter BS… https://t.co/4DZ0xUAOFW
— Kung Flu Fighting (@tpjohn5454) April 1, 2020
You really shouldn't spend all of your quarantine time smoking pot. You end up sounding like an idiot.
— Famous Economist Milton Keynes (@FamousMilton) April 1, 2020
— RobE??? (@JRob747) April 1, 2020
You are trash.
— 85MCSS (@85MCSS) April 1, 2020
This guy could give any MSNBC host a run for their money in the TDS department.
Judd Apatow thinks Mitch McConnell and ‘all of these politicians’ are all murderers and should be prosecuted https://t.co/lkyot6Ha62
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 1, 2020