Wuhan Virus Watch: Hillary Thanks Cuomo for Making ‘Decisions to Keep People Safe’ – Despite Staggering Nursing Home Deaths
Crowds pack Memorial Day hot spots despite COVID social distancing calls. Trump says schools in US should be opened “ASAP.” Trump defends decision to play golf.
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Today’s update features New York’s former senator and 2016’s losing presidential candidate.
Despite the staggering number of nursing home deaths as a result of the gubernatorial lockdown rules, Hillary Clinton praised New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s response to the coronavirus pandemic in a Memorial Day tweet.
“I’m missing our Chappaqua Memorial Day parade today while also feeling grateful to leaders like [Cuomo] for making responsible decisions to keep people safe,” Clinton wrote. “Wishing everyone a safe and healthy holiday. @BillClinton and I will be waving our flags at home.”
Clinton, who represented New York in the U.S. Senate from 2001 to 2009, included a photograph of herself alongside Cuomo at a previous Memorial Day celebration.
…An executive order by Cuomo signed in late March mandated that nursing homes readmit coronavirus patients after they no longer needed hospitalization. Critics believe this policy caused the virus to rip through nursing homes filled with victims in the most vulnerable age group.
Cuomo repealed the policy earlier this month and forbade hospitals from discharging patients back into nursing homes until they have fully recovered, but the Democrat defended order by asserting hospitals were at the risk of being overrun and could not manage to care for any nonessential patients.
I’m missing our Chappaqua Memorial Day parade today while also feeling grateful to leaders like @NYGovCuomo for making responsible decisions to keep people safe.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 25, 2020
Many on social media slammed Clinton for the tone-deaf tweet and ill-considered praise.
I’m missing my Dad who died because Cuomo turned his rehab into a COVID Death Chamber #PROTECTOURSENIORS
— realPolitiDiva (@realPolitiDiva) May 25, 2020
Responsible decisions? 1.FORCING nursing homes to accept Covid19+ patients infecting &killing thousands 2.not disinfecting public transportation 3. telling people to go out to restaurants& movies in mid-March. 4. not Utilizing the Samaritan Purse hospital. #KillerCoumo
— Doc (@DocteurNaunie) May 25, 2020
— Jennifer Harrison (@victimsrightsNY) May 25, 2020
And that was on top of many responses related to Clinton’s political liabilities.
You’re also missing the White House, but we social distanced you back in 2016.
— #ThePersistence (@ScottPresler) May 25, 2020
Crowds pack Memorial Day hot spots despite COVID social distancing calls
Resuming normal Memorial Day activities without social distancing is further proof that most Americans are tired of COVID theater.
A video of a pool party featuring dozens of people without masks in the Lake of Ozarks went viral over the weekend.
A majority of the people were not wearing face coverings and hung out close to each other as seen in photos and videos.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services didn’t have a comment on the pool party, but it issued a statement urging all residents and visitors to be cautious and remain socially distant.
“When they then carry the virus and transmit it to a more vulnerable person, this is when we tend to see the long-lasting and tragic impact of these decisions that are being made,” the agency said in a statement.
The state currently has 11,988 confirmed cases and saw a 6.2% jump in new cases over the last week, according to health data from the state.
Daytona Beach, Florida
Police said they had to break up several crowds in Daytona Beach Saturday night.
— Paul Lidicul (@PaulLidicul) May 24, 2020
Trump says schools in the US should be opened ‘ASAP’
President Donald Trump is tired of COVID theater as well.
President Trump urged the reopening of schools throughout the U.S. on Sunday, as most remain closed to limit the coronavirus spread and protect the health of students during the pandemic.
His tweet was an apparent reaction to similar comments from Fox News’ Steve Hilton on his program “The Next Revolution.” Trump tagged Hilton and Fox News in a tweet Sunday where he mentioned reopening schools “ASAP.”
“Schools in our country should be opened ASAP. Much very good information now available. @SteveHiltonx @FoxNews,” Trump wrote.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 25, 2020
President Trump defends decision to play golf as US nears 100,000 deaths
It is clear to most people not suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome that Trump went golfing to send a message that the curve has been flattened, and now it is time to reopen the country.
However, the press spent a good portion of its coverage this Memorial Day deriding his decision.
US President Donald Trump paid tribute to fallen members of the American military on Monday to mark Memorial Day while defending his decision to spend most of the holiday weekend playing golf as the US death toll from the coronavirus outbreak neared 100,000.
“Some stories about the fact that in order to get outside and perhaps, even a little exercise, I played golf over the weekend. The Fake & Totally Corrupt News makes it sound like a mortal sin – I knew this would happen!,” Trump tweeted, saying this was the first time he had played in nearly three months.
Clearly, Trump was getting the sunshine for Vitamin D production and exercise for weight management — two activities that help stave off the worst effects of coronavirus.DONATE
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