All gains since Trump’s inaugural have been lost as the stock market hit two circuit breakers today while Trump led the WH daily briefing.
Trump still believes that he will be re-elected, and in the absence of rallies, today’s presser was used to promote sinophobia and insult Joe Biden.
Today’s meme was “war-time POTUS” as the Defense Production Act was invoked again to help produce more medical equipment and cloud the movement toward corporate bailouts.
Apparently, how sports teams could get COVID-19 tests (the NBA Utah Jazz got 58 tested) was for Trump in response to a question about the unfairness of privilege, “That’s the story of life”. Scopes’s social darwinism at work.
Trump- like the leader of China- is lying about the virus. Trump continually downplayed the coronavirus. Trump wants you to forget that On Feb 28 – just 3 weeks ago- he called the virus a "HOAX." This clip will define Trump's response to the coronavirus outbreak: pic.twitter.com/d0j2pjLUHN— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) March 18, 2020
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Your tweet will lead to more discrimination against Chinese Americans & is not helpful to solving the #COVID19 crisis. What would help is if you use Defense Production Act & get protective equipment to hospitals & first responders. They will soon run out. https://t.co/bpqPeBJ8x5— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) March 18, 2020
.@Yamiche: Is a White House official using "Kung-Flu" to talk about the coronavirus acceptable? Do you think your "Chinese Virus" rhetoric puts people at risk?— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 18, 2020
TRUMP: "Not at all. I think they probably would agree with it 100 percent." pic.twitter.com/EqPoVZaU8V
Critics have said language like the president's has contributed to a racist and xenophobic backlash against the Chinese American community as the novel coronavirus outbreak continues to spread.— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) March 18, 2020
Watch @IAmAmnaNawaz's report from earlier this month. https://t.co/uOOVBe65pV
NEW: Stock trading halted during Trump's rambling press conference to save from further market plunge. https://t.co/oP9sXaxeWz— Matt Rogers 🎙️ (@Politidope) March 18, 2020