As Twitchy reported earlier this week, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin absolutely unloaded on Walter Reed Medical Center and its staff in an unhinged thread after President Trump was treated and released there (and did his “life-threatening” drive-by to wave to supporters gathered outside). Rubin even went so far as to suggest that Congress might want to defund Walter Reed, calling it a “public health hazard.” She also suggested just firing the current staff “that has unleashed a public health hazard on us.”
They can be relocated to responsible medical facilities. Better yet, just fire the current staff that has unleashed a public health hazard on us
— Jennifer 'Vote Early' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) October 5, 2020
That tweet caught the attention of wounded Iraq and Afghanistan vet Johnny “Joey” Jones, who lost both of his legs to an IED and suffered severe damage to his right forearm and both wrists.
The “current staff” held my mother’s hand as I screamed in agony. They wiped my ass while I cried tears of pain and humiliation. They came rushing in all hours of the night when I screamed out in terror. I’m sorry your reach for political relevance has brought you to villainy. https://t.co/ORYYrJCFvu
— JJJ (@Johnny_Joey) October 10, 2020
Villainy is the perfect word.
Oh my friend, your tweet breaks my heart. You are such an amazing and strong person. 🙏🏻🇺🇸
— 💀👻The FOO🎃🐰 (@PolitiBunny) October 10, 2020
Thank you for your service, and I'm thankful there were competent, caring people to help you when you needed it.
— Friendly neighborhood accountant (@magicalmomU7) October 10, 2020
Realist tweet I've ever read. Thank you again for your service. 🙏
— RIP_CEE_FUSS (@Bo_cee_fuss) October 10, 2020
JJJ man enough to speak simple words of truth. Very rare these days.
— Victor Kubli (@Aronoff01) October 10, 2020
Wow. Tears. Thank God for those Amazing people and thank God for you and all the veterans, that keep us safe. 💙
— Suzie santos (@slowesuze) October 10, 2020
Words can’t express how your tweet made me feel, unless I tell you it broke my heart💔. God Bless you forever.
— Mary Mansour (@readitagainnovi) October 10, 2020
On behalf of myself and my family, my heart goes out to you. And we thank you for your service.
— GotchaB (@SwerbnekderS) October 10, 2020
Thank you for your service and sacrifice. I cannot fathom what you have endured. 🇺🇸❤️
— TitanSister4Ever (@divers4jesus) October 10, 2020
Sir, we love you. We have no words to describe our devotion to the many who have sacrificed more than we can even bear to imagine. We also can’t aptly describe the seething anger we feel for those who disrespect our troops and those who care for them. There will be a reckoning.
— Sandy DePriest (@SandyDePriest) October 10, 2020
Most heartfelt statement I have ever seen or heard anywhere. You put yourself out there and show so many sides, agonizing, admirable, funny, proud dad , and a voice of reason for us all. God bless you, Joey.
— Kathy @kathy083107 (@Kathy083107) October 10, 2020
Tons of respect for you, brother. Thank you for all you’ve sacrificed.
— Erwin Barrera (@ErwinBarrera) October 10, 2020
This breaks my heart. Thank you for speaking out & sharing your story. Keep these idiots responsible, and most of all thank you for your service. Prayers to you & your family.
— Tamara Hanover🎃 (@tamishea2) October 10, 2020
Wow. This is powerful. I can't imagine what you and your mother and family went through. Thank you for what you endured for your country (us). Those words seem small, I know.
— chickylick🇺🇸 (@chickylick318) October 10, 2020
This lady is officially nuts. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.
— John Tesch 🇺🇸 (@JohnTeschUSA) October 10, 2020
This makes me cry. Thank you for your service and for those physicians and nurses that were there for you. This Rubin person has an illness that no one can treat. Ignore the hatred, spread the love. ❤️
— catandmouse (@catandm41006225) October 10, 2020
Utter evil and insanity.
— Anne James (@OMGquitwhining) October 10, 2020
Rubin really did lose it this week — much like she’s done every week since Trump was inaugurated.
‘Put your phone down’: Jennifer Rubin declares Walter Reed ‘a public health hazard’ (that Congress ‘might want to defund’) https://t.co/5sCpAhwty7
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 5, 2020