January 19, 2021

Breaking News Today

Latest news, breaking news, today's news stories

Donald Trump’s ‘Go To Work’ With Coronavirus Claim Triggers Furious Backlash

5 min read
<div><p>Twitter users took President <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/donald-trump/">Donald Trump</a> to task after he suggested in a rambling interview that it would be OK if people infected with the <a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/news/coronavirus/">coronavirus </a> ignored official advice to isolate and went to work instead.</p><p>Trump told <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/fox-news" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Fox News</a>’ <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/sean-hannity" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Sean Hannity</a> on Wednesday night:</p><blockquote><p>A lot of people will have this and it’s very mild. They’ll get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor. They don’t even call a doctor. You never hear about those people. So you can’t put them down in the category of the overall population in terms of this corona flu and/or virus. So you just can’t do that. So, if you know, we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work. Some of them go to work, but they get better.</p></blockquote><p><strong> Check out the clip here:</strong></p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here is the President of the United States telling the country it's okay to go to work with Coronavirus.<br><br>I'm not kidding. <a href="https://t.co/Tz4kKbyear" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/Tz4kKbyear</a></p>— Matt Rogers 🎙 (@Politidope) <a href="https://twitter.com/Politidope/status/1235415582931066880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p><a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-pandemic-lies_n_5e6020d4c5b6f4b395693902" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Trump has been peddling falsehoods</a> and downplaying the virus threat amid his administration’s haphazard response, even as COVID-19 illnesses spread in the US.  </p></div><!-- start relEntries --><div><h3>Related...</h3><ul><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/how-not-to-be-a-dick-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak_au_5e6096c2c5b6bd126b75b1f8?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="How Not To Be A Dick During The Coronavirus Outbreak"> How Not To Be A Dick During The Coronavirus Outbreak </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-claims-he-hasnt-touched-his-face-in-weeks-twitter-users-prove-otherwise_au_5e601a89c5b6985ec91abbe5?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Trump Claims He Hasn't Touched His Face In Weeks, Twitter Users Prove Otherwise"> Trump Claims He Hasn't Touched His Face In Weeks, Twitter Users Prove Otherwise </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trumps-coronavirus-rhetoric-has-some-supporters-unworried_au_5e5ee66dc5b63aaf8f5eb185?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="Trump's Coronavirus Rhetoric Has Some Supporters Unworried, Claiming It Doesn't Exist"> Trump's Coronavirus Rhetoric Has Some Supporters Unworried, Claiming It Doesn't Exist </a></li><li><a href="https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/john-oliver-torches-trumps-coronavirus-disaster_au_5e5dde52c5b67ed38b3787d9?ncid=other_huffpostre_pqylmel2bk8&utm_campaign=related_articles" aria-label="'He Just F**ked Right Off!' John Oliver Torches Trump's Coronavirus Disaster"> 'He Just F**ked Right Off!' John Oliver Torches Trump's Coronavirus Disaster </a></li></ul></div><!-- end relEntries --><div><p>Critics on social media appeared exasperated by Trump’s “go to work” suggestion, which contradicts <a href="https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-prevent-spread.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance</a> that people with COVID-19 should “not go to work school or public areas” and “avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.”</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Not a doctor or a virologist or anything but DEFINITELY DO NOT GO TO WORK IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS PLEASE AND THANK YOU. <a href="https://t.co/CpSxbvCHGs" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/CpSxbvCHGs</a></p>— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) <a href="https://twitter.com/chrislhayes/status/1235425313515069443?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump has had briefings from the nation's best doctors and scientists on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/COVID%E3%83%BC19?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#COVIDー19</a> and he still spouts total, dangerous bullshit.<br>He's not only stupid, he's unteachable. <a href="https://t.co/phw5V5s5As" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/phw5V5s5As</a></p>— Peter Gleick (@PeterGleick) <a href="https://twitter.com/PeterGleick/status/1235424496896573440?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Am a doctor. Don’t go to work with Coronavirus. Don’t listen to Stupid. <a href="https://t.co/5tmnuyhYrE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/5tmnuyhYrE</a></p>— Dr. Kathie Allen #DemCast (@kathieallenmd) <a href="https://twitter.com/kathieallenmd/status/1235461960184950785?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s difficult to wrap your head around the fact that the president called into a TV show & made a series of statements during a pandemic directly contradicting public health advice. The mind boggles at how reckless & dangerous that is. People who follow his bad advice could die.</p>— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) <a href="https://twitter.com/brianklaas/status/1235467867119685633?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Please don’t go to work if you have the coronavirus</p>— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) <a href="https://twitter.com/EdgeofSports/status/1235426378914332672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Love him or hate him it doesn't matter please do not listen to him about this. If you get the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/caronavirus?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#caronavirus</a> please follow the CDC guidelines to minimize the spread. Just because you have few symptoms doesn't mean the person you pass it to will be the same, it could kill them. <a href="https://t.co/Y4sSP6Cx1o" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/Y4sSP6Cx1o</a></p>— Eric Garcia (@EricG1247) <a href="https://twitter.com/EricG1247/status/1235458691446390785?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">That is infuriating. This is a level of irresponsibility that is almost akin to shooting bullets randomly into crowds.</p>— Pennie Reese (@pennie_reese) <a href="https://twitter.com/pennie_reese/status/1235419649480617985?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trying to kill your voters is an odd move. <a href="https://t.co/HZZajA6Ks9" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/HZZajA6Ks9</a></p>— Giovanni Tiso (@gtiso) <a href="https://twitter.com/gtiso/status/1235486024483999744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">These are really dangerous lies. <a href="https://t.co/LAQpiOOPPG" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/LAQpiOOPPG</a></p>— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) <a href="https://twitter.com/HeerJeet/status/1235412718787547138?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Italy has just closed all their schools and we have President Dr Frankenstein down playing the risk because of poll numbers.</p>— Andrea R MD (@AndreaR9Md) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndreaR9Md/status/1235418322906251265?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">If you are sick, please do not go to work! Damn! <a href="https://t.co/oNupCnNTpe" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/oNupCnNTpe</a></p>— Jenny Han (@jennyhan) <a href="https://twitter.com/jennyhan/status/1235423004684963840?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Holy shit what a fucking moron. <a href="https://t.co/P5NuuN6hLg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/P5NuuN6hLg</a></p>— Randi Blue No Matter Fucking Who Singer (@rmayemsinger) <a href="https://twitter.com/rmayemsinger/status/1235440535977877504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">this is also a man who's idea of 'going to work' is watching recorded cable news programs followed by 18 holes of golf</p>— 😷 sean spitzer (@snsptzr) <a href="https://twitter.com/snsptzr/status/1235415906676703234?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Our idiot president is trying to get Americans killed right here. Because he's a moron.<br><br>What does it take before all Americans want this clown gone? <a href="https://t.co/hFxK4VEYji" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/hFxK4VEYji</a></p>— Hugh Howey (@hughhowey) <a href="https://twitter.com/hughhowey/status/1235449278157422592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump calls it “Corona flu” and says, “Some people are getting better by sitting around.”<br><br>Please God make it stop. <a href="https://t.co/NWWwAYt4hv" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/NWWwAYt4hv</a></p>— Touré (@Toure) <a href="https://twitter.com/Toure/status/1235422854079889411?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">What do you expect from a man who looked at the eclipse without any protective glass? <br><br>A change must come in November.</p>— 💫Patsy💥Dryden ☘️🌊🦋🙏🏻🌺 (@Patta47cake) <a href="https://twitter.com/Patta47cake/status/1235421972848431105?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Is encouraging an entire nation to deliberately spread a deadly pandemic an impeachable offense? Asking for a friend. <a href="https://t.co/e6FEnlvawh" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/e6FEnlvawh</a></p>— Charles Gaba (@charles_gaba) <a href="https://twitter.com/charles_gaba/status/1235423832715825153?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Well we wouldn't want to burden corporations with having to pay workers for sick days. <a href="https://t.co/o0DPmJWTP7" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/o0DPmJWTP7</a></p>— Erik Kain (@erikkain) <a href="https://twitter.com/erikkain/status/1235436707031298048?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Going to work with a Covid19 infection should be considered an act of bioterrorism if the person has already been warned.</p>— 🌊Nell🏳️‍🌈 (@Nellethiell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Nellethiell/status/1235422259780579328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">a little knowledge is dangerous.<br>total ignorance is now presidential. <a href="https://t.co/G4kL8ywAwX" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/G4kL8ywAwX</a></p>— Damian Holbrook (@damianholbrook) <a href="https://twitter.com/damianholbrook/status/1235426607151661059?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I know a remarkable number of people who are following his lead and saying it's just a cough and a runny nose.<br><br>The flu kills 0.1% of people who get it.<br><br>Coronavirus seems to have a 2-3% mortality rate (probably a bit lower) and a concerning rate of developing pneumonia. <a href="https://t.co/fmCRipB37p" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/fmCRipB37p</a></p>— Dennis Mersereau (@wxdam) <a href="https://twitter.com/wxdam/status/1235432801803161601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Trump keeps going to work and infecting millions of people with stupid. <a href="https://t.co/gotGmmwTnz" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/gotGmmwTnz</a></p>— Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) <a href="https://twitter.com/dumbassgenius/status/1235464245619253249?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">March 5, 2020</a></blockquote></div><section><h5></h5><div></div></section>

Twitter users took President Donald Trump to task after he suggested in a rambling interview that it would be OK if people infected with the coronavirus  ignored official advice to isolate and went to work instead.

Trump told Fox NewsSean Hannity on Wednesday night:

A lot of people will have this and it’s very mild. They’ll get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor. They don’t even call a doctor. You never hear about those people. So you can’t put them down in the category of the overall population in terms of this corona flu and/or virus. So you just can’t do that. So, if you know, we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work. Some of them go to work, but they get better.

 Check out the clip here:

Trump has been peddling falsehoods and downplaying the virus threat amid his administration’s haphazard response, even as COVID-19 illnesses spread in the US.  

Critics on social media appeared exasperated by Trump’s “go to work” suggestion, which contradicts Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance that people with COVID-19 should “not go to work school or public areas” and “avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing or taxis.”

Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/donald-trump-coronavirus-work-reaction_au_5e616be2c5b647a5bd2efdd3

Copyright © All rights reserved. | BREAKING NEWS TODAY
Shares
Share This