Last updated on January 5, 2021
Hope can see that there is light despite all of the darkness. -Desmond Tutu
Trump can hold a grudge for a few months before exploding in a tearful rage and firing anyone who had dared to tell the truth about Trump’s reckless disregard of the Covid disaster.
This time around, Dr. James Phillips, who in early October had criticized Trump for putting the lives of secret service employees in a hermetically sealed limo while infected with the lethal contagion. Trump needed his fragile ego massaged by his adoring death cult members at Walter Reed National Medical Center.
Phillips, as you recall, tweeted a smackdown of Trump’s carelessness while he was a patient. Dr. Phillips tweeted his disgust on October 4, 2020, just one day before the infected lunatic occupying the oval office was released and staged a Mussolini performance while gulping air so that the world could witness his sorry ass at the White House. Phillips is also the Chief of Disaster Medicine at George Washington University Emergency Medicine. President-elect Biden could use a hero with these remarkable skill sets. We have a nation to vaccinate, and time is wasting.
“Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.
Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.”
NPR writes on this hero:
Dr. James Phillips, the Walter Reed physician who criticized President Trump’s decision to greet supporters outside the facility where he was being treated for COVID-19, has worked his last shift at the hospital. “I stand by my words, and I regret nothing,” Phillips wrote on Twitter.
The doctor’s pending removal from the work schedule at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was reported in early December – two months after Phillips slammed the president’s refusal to isolate himself. His announcement that he has now stopped working at the medical compound brought a new round of praise for Phillips, both for his work as a doctor and for speaking out.
Phillips, who is also the chief of disaster medicine at George Washington University, said in October that Trump’s insistence on riding in a motorcade past supporters gathered across the street from Walter Reed exposed his security detail and others to a high risk of infection by the deadly coronavirus.
“The irresponsibility is astounding. My thoughts are with the Secret Service forced to play,” the physician wrote in a tweet later deleted. He also dismissed Trump’s outing — which came one month before the national election — as “political theater” that forced other people into quarantine and put them at unnecessary risk.
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