It is deeply ironic that the novel coronavirus outbreak that is currently sweeping through the Trump White House — a staggering 30 officials have now tested positive since the now infamous Rose Garden event that turned into a super-spreading COVID hotspot — was entirely preventable if the Trump team wasn’t so insistent on disregarding all common courtesy and refusing to take preventative measures to protect themselves or others.
Several infected members of the Trump team and Republican Senators have exposed themselves to others, some even knowingly. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) attended an Oktoberfest fundraiser while knowing he was infected, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany spoke to reporters without a mask yesterday, and the President himself insisted on putting seven Secret Service agents in danger of infection so that he could get in his car and wave to his swinish supporters that have been holding vigil outside his hospital.
The Secret Service agents in question were not happy with the president’s impulsive and monstrously selfish stunt. “He’s not even pretending to care now!” complained one agent, while another said that “we’re not disposable!” Health experts at Walter Reed Hospital were similarly not pleased with his decision.
WashPost >> Secret Service agents are livid about Trump’s drive outside Walter Reed hospital
A few reacted with outrage to Trump's SUV drive with agents.
“Where are the adults?” said one former agent.
— Steven Greenhouse (@greenhousenyt) October 5, 2020
Of course, it wouldn’t be a Donald J. Trump disaster if there wasn’t some old tweet where he scolds someone for doing the exact same thing. A 2014 tweet about an Ebola doctor who flew to New York and then went out in public is suddenly making the rounds against after a VERY SELFISH MAN who SHOULD HAVE KNOWN just exposed 7 of the men sworn to protect him to a deadly disease so that he could soothe his aching ego.
The Ebola doctor who just flew to N.Y. from West Africa and went on the subway, bowling and dining is a very SELFISH man-should have known!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2014
You really can’t make this up, folks.
Trump was very vocal about the Ebola outbreak since it was an excuse to blame President Obama for something beyond his control and to disparage the “shithole countries” that Trump hates so much. It’s safe to say his hypocrisy has come back to bite him in the most appropriate fashion.