In the past couple of weeks, Democrats, lefties and the media (pardon the redundancy) have been calling on the federal government to order a federal lockdown on a national level:
We need a national shelter in place for at least 2 weeks.
Today, I and 19 of my colleagues are sending a letter to Trump demanding that he put this country on lockdown. https://t.co/yZvx7Yg6en
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) March 24, 2020
JFC! The death count at JHU just updated to 1,031.
500 Americans have died in the past 2 days.
We need a national lockdown, and testing accessibility now!
Trump need to get TF off of TV and invoke the DPA and help states NOW!
— Amy Siskind ?️? (@Amy_Siskind) March 26, 2020
‘It’s time for a national lockdown’: NYT calls for Trump to push a ‘two-week shelter-in-place order’
— Raw Story (@RawStory) March 25, 2020
And that’s just a sampling.
Today, as Trump saw off the hospital ship USNS Comfort which is now en route to New York Harbor, the president said he’s taking something under consideration:
I am giving consideration to a QUARANTINE of developing “hot spots”, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. A decision will be made, one way or another, shortly.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 28, 2020
Time will tell how the Left will react to that, but this is a safe bet:
Dems/Media: we need a national lockdown!
President Trump: I may order a 2-week enforceable full and/or partial lockdown of the hotspots of NY, CT, NJ…
Dems/Media: That’s illegal!!
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) March 28, 2020
Wait for it.