Donald Trump took his time on Thursday’s coronavirus press briefing to complain about the upcoming congressional commission into the federal government’s handling of the pandemic.
Trump claimed that “this is not the time for politics.” Yet, seconds later he claimed that Democrats are planning a “witch hunt” against him.
That lead people on Twitter to call him out and making this pandemic political.
Here are some of the best responses:
Moments after saying "this is not the time for politics," Trump denounces "witch hunts" and says the perpetrators are only improving his poll numbers.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 2, 2020
Trump earlier in the briefing: "This is not the time for politics." https://t.co/DurZjZBPTk
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 2, 2020
Trump: Now is not the time for politics
Proceeds to reference his own impeachment, condemning those who held him accountable. If you mention your opponents to criticize them, that IS political.
Classic spin. Our masks don't filter gaslighting.#TrumpPressBriefing
— Six feet away, not under (@pseuze) April 2, 2020
Trump [reading]: “I want to remind everyone that this is not the time for politics."
[3 seconds later] “It’s witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt. And the people doing the hunting have been losing. And losing by a lot.”
Jesus H. Christ (I try to say this sparingly.)
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) April 2, 2020
Trump says it is not the time for politics. Then attacks Democrats. Can’t make this stuff up. Trump lies every time he tweets or opens his mouth. #TrumpPressConf #TrumpPressConference #COVID19 #COVID #CoronaVirusUpdates
— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@RonWaxman) April 2, 2020
*45 this morning: pic.twitter.com/w8w371X8jc
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) April 2, 2020
He is going to be so upset when he reads his own tweets
— Jaynie's Got a Bun (@FreeGirlNowNYC) April 2, 2020
Actually that one commercial that Trump is suing to have taken off the air says it all.
— George Thomas (@FordPrefect747) April 2, 2020
Trump would like to remind everyone that this is "not the time for politics, endless investigations" which seems convenient for someone who is unilaterally responsible for exacerbating the current pandemic, which will lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 2, 2020