President Trump tweeted this afternoon about when he will be leaving Walter Reed Medical Center and heading back to the White House to finish his quarantine:
I will be leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center today at 6:30 P.M. Feeling really good! Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life. We have developed, under the Trump Administration, some really great drugs & knowledge. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2020
For many, that was good to hear:
Thanks be to God for this wonderful news that @realDonaldTrump is being released from the hospital!
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 5, 2020
OH HELL YES https://t.co/Y561dxTekh
— Nick Searcy,INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) October 5, 2020
That’s wonderful news! We love you, Mr President!
— LORI HENDRY (@Lrihendry) October 5, 2020
Beast Mode Activated
— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) October 5, 2020
But you just knew what would happen as far as others are concerned:
Markets rally, mainstream media hardest hit. https://t.co/v9IVGVTOPo
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) October 5, 2020
“Hardest hit” indeed. The blue check Resistance meltdown was fast to develop (of course). Here’s just a sampling:
This insanely reckless public health messaging is exactly what Trump's Fox News propagandists have been pushing for, just breathtakingly irresponsible stuff. https://t.co/hHg7rdgznL https://t.co/1z6UWBT88v
— Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) October 5, 2020
This is an insult to the friends and family of 210k people who have died and the 7.5 million people infected. There is no bottom. https://t.co/Bo0csn8BNr
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) October 5, 2020
you are a menace to everyone around you
— Jennifer 'Vote Early' Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) October 5, 2020
Shockingly irresponsible. https://t.co/CdyPdOMzhe
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 5, 2020
More people will die because of this tweet. https://t.co/2G8mk7a4zv
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) October 5, 2020
You mean don’t be afraid of Covid if you have a team of private doctors, ever drug trial at your disposal, and every other resource imaginable. Guessing the millions of Americans who’s healthcare you’re undermining should be afraid. And the 210,000 who’ve died.
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) October 5, 2020
There is so much wrong with this.
Do we know that @realDonaldTrump is clinically stable & won't endanger his own health if he leaves?
Will he abide by isolation guidelines & not further endanger others?
— Leana Wen, M.D. (@DrLeanaWen) October 5, 2020
210,000 dead and counting and the president's message is "Don't be afraid of Covid" https://t.co/GCDKPdUZkM
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 5, 2020
Immediately seeks to downplay the threat and the severity of the illness. https://t.co/JMXCK7JhVe
— David Nakamura (@DavidNakamura) October 5, 2020
This is the sickest, most reckless, most disrespectful and irresponsible tweet — not to mention a lie on several levels — he has ever sent, I believe. And that’s saying a lot https://t.co/0xCCXwIqso
— Michelangelo Signorile, subscribe to my newsletter (@MSignorile) October 5, 2020
This is precisely the opposite of the message a responsible human being would deliver in these circumstances. It diminishes a risk that is likely to claim another 160K lives in the next three months. It shows he's learned nothing. Infectious or not, he's a menace. https://t.co/fTLWve01rZ
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) October 5, 2020
Glad you're feeling better. But this is your message for the relatives of 209,928 Americans killed by the pandemic *and* for those thousands of Americans who each week are still losing their lives to COVID-19? Man, this is some sick stuff. https://t.co/JJsLElF8Xi
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) October 5, 2020
"Don't be afraid" of the thing that put me on supplemental oxygen and multiple experimental drugs. https://t.co/op1s0PaUL9
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) October 5, 2020
What could be part of the reason for the additional rage? Mollie Hemingway will close this out:
Big Media and other Biden campaign operatives need you to believe that COVID is a certain death sentence, which is why they downplay facts on actual fatality rates, etc. They are *livid* that Trump is once again demonstrating how fake their narratives are.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) October 5, 2020
And that couldn’t be more obvious.