CUOMO: "FEMA is sending us 400 ventilators ... I need 30,000 ... you want a pat on the back for sending 400 ventilators? ... you're missing the magnitude of the problem." pic.twitter.com/9VtzlvVOEb— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 24, 2020
That is pretty much what I was hearing from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo this morning.
To justify Trump's desire to reopen the economy, Pence is portraying things as though the worst of the coronavirus crisis has already come and gone. That's just not the case. More Americans died yesterday from coronavirus than any day yet. pic.twitter.com/hPMKM80ZJk— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 24, 2020
That's what the White House is saying. Who has more credibility?
I've said it before, I'll say it again: Trump has no power to re-start the economy, no power to order ordinary life to resume, no power to override the decisions of governors and county officials and mayors, and his attempts to do so will only make the problem worse. I really didn't think it was possible to find a way to do that, but never doubt Trump's ability (and the GOP, apparently) to throw gasoline on the fire.
Pence used the euphemism "hopeful medications" to describe unapproved and potentially dangerous drug cocktails pic.twitter.com/LJXRpSslbx— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 24, 2020
I mean, not ever.