President Donald Trump got hammered on Thursday for saying that states hit by the coronavirus pandemic have an “insatiable need” for medical equipment and calling them “complainers.”
The president has faced criticism over his administration’s failure to coordinate the delivery of personal protective equipment, ventilators and other supplies needed by health care workers and others during the pandemic, and Trump blamed states for needing those items.
“Massive amounts of medical supplies, even hospitals and medical centers, are being delivered directly to states and hospitals by the Federal Government. Some have insatiable appetites & are never satisfied (politics?). Remember, we are a backup for them,” Trump Twitted.
“The complainers should have been stocked up and ready long before this crisis hit,” he added.
Trump’s attempt to shift the blame did not go over well.
….have been stocked up and ready long before this crisis hit. Other states are thrilled with the job we have done. Sending many Ventilators today, with thousands being built. 51 large cargo planes coming in with medical supplies. Prefer sending directly to hospitals.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2020
9.9-plus million people out of work, 200,000-plus people are going to die, and this vainglorious peacock is melting down on twitter because people aren't praising him enough. it really makes you proud to be an American
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) April 2, 2020
But you told everyone it was a hoax right?
— ǝʌǝıʌǝuǝ⅁ (@genwilson95) April 2, 2020
YOU are the one who let the federal government's contract for ventilators lapse.
YOU are the one who fired out entire international pandemic response team.
YOU are the one who decimated the CDC's budget.
YOU are the one who lied to the public for months about this virus.
— Quarantined William LeGate (@williamlegate) April 2, 2020
Man who did nothing but play golf and hold raillies for weeks says what now? pic.twitter.com/xUC6NINWFZ
— Jay Lionel (@JayLionel7) April 2, 2020
This tweet alone PROVES that @realDonaldTrump Does not understand what his job is, is unqualified for his job, and is a clear and present danger to all Americans.
— The Resistor Sister ♥️🇺🇸🦅 (@the_resistor) April 2, 2020
You’re a tremendous failure. #TrumpOwnsEveryDeath
— 👁🔧nkakalaky (@nkakalaky) April 2, 2020
Trump’s tweets come as unemployment claims surged to nearly 10 million since the coronavirus outbreak.
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