President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
How low can Never Trump folks go?
Well, when you’re Rick Wilson, it seems there never is a bottom; you can always go lower.
But that didn’t stop Wilson from tweeting a video spread by the far-left propaganda outlet Now This.
The Trump Burial Pits. https://t.co/sA4bd6iOrk
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) April 10, 2020
In New York, they are burying folks who have died but whose bodies have not been claimed on Hart Island in a public cemetery. It’s not clear even that the folks being buried here died from the virus. It’s not pretty, but it’s a common practice they have employed with unclaimed bodies for over a century, that has absolutely nothing to do with the President.
But somehow that’s President Donald Trump’s fault, to the obsessed Wilson.
Because while Trump was activating the CDC, forming a task force, declaring a public health emergency, and cutting travel first from China in January and then from Europe in March, folks in New York still had the public schools open and their mayor Bill de Blasio was still encouraging folks to go about their normal activities. Even now, into April, the subways are open with people traveling packed in together.
This is what New York was doing through February.
Chair of the New York City Council Health Committee:
If you are staying away, you are missing out! pic.twitter.com/NGBUAfHWpl
— Mark D. Levine (@MarkLevineNYC) February 9, 2020
Here’s de Blasio encouraging people to ride on the packed subway on March 5.
New York is incredibly dense and everyone rides packed together on public transportation — unlike a lot of the rest of the country — and that likely played a role.
So, if we look regionally, there isn’t the same impact across the country, 31 states have under 100 deaths. 16 have under 1000. Only three have over 1000, NY, NJ, and Michigan. Now, while those numbers may change, it shows how there has, so far, been a regional disparity.
So, is Trump responsible for the fact there are fewer deaths in other places? Or only for the fact that there are more in New York?
But Wilson isn’t about facts or reality — he’s about attacking Trump, no matter how vile he is in so doing and no matter who he uses in doing so, even if it’s over the bodies of dead Americans.
If he didn’t have Trump, he’d be completely irrelevant because the left only uses him know as a “conservative” who attacks Trump. They’d dispense with him if Trump weren’t President.