Bette Midler stated that Trump will be shamefully remembered by America for the way he is handling the crisis.
Better Midler took a swipe at President Trump for boasting about TV ratings when the country is under grips of a pandemic. It's not entirely surprising that Donald Trump is concerned about TV ratings, given his background in reality TV and his absolute lack of empathy for people outside of himself. Last week, Trump quoted from a New York Times article to boast about the ratings of his daily press briefings. Trump tweeted: President Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White House briefing Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news, roughly the viewership of the season finale of ‘The Bachelor.’ Numbers are continuing to rise.
“No matter that Donald Trump says, he didn’t do a “good job.” With months of warning and near-infinite resources, he did a worse job than every other government on the entire planet, a job so awful that years from now all we’ll remember is, in a crisis, Trump failed the nation.”— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) April 6, 2020
The actor-singer hit out at the President for making the virus outbreak about himself at a time when thousands of Americans had died from the virus. Midler tweeted: Every aspect of Trump’s crisis management has been annexed by his psychopathology. As Americans die, he boasts about his television ratings. As Americans die, he crows that he’s No. 1 on Facebook, which isn’t close to true. But it is true that all eyes are on him. Midler added that the President had the country's attention only because he is the leader during a virus outbreak. "He’s got a captive audience, an attention addict's dream come to life," said Midler, before reminding him that he will forever remember for his mismanagement of the crisis. "It’s just that he, like all narcissistic personalities, has no clue how disgracefully — how shamefully, how deplorably — he’ll be enshrined in memory." She urged Americans to make an informed decision when the Presidential elections happen in November.
Midler has always been critical of Trump and now, constantly tweets about his poor handling of the virus outbreak. Trump and the Republicans were guilty of playing down the threat of the virus and even labeling it a hoax. Fox News also echoed Trump's words and constantly demonized those trying to raise awareness on the threat of the virus. The United States has reported 136, 675 Coronavirus cases and 10,943 deaths.
Trump obsessing over the ratings for his briefings is yet another moment when he shocks everyone by acting in a way that is 100% consistent with the way he's acted his entire life.— David Roberts (@drvox) March 29, 2020
Midler believes Trump should be held responsible for the virus outbreak. “No matter what Donald Trump says, he didn’t do a “good job.” With months of warning and near-infinite resources, he did a worse job than every other government on the entire planet, a job so awful that years from now all we’ll remember is, in a crisis, Trump failed the nation,” said Midler. Last month, she hit out at the President for refusing to take a Coronavirus test despite coming into contact with people who had tested positive for the virus.
The president is tweeting about his TV ratings while deaths from covid-19 approach 2,500... basically writing ads for Democratic strategists at this point https://t.co/luU0afr6iE— G. Elliott Morris (@gelliottmorris) March 29, 2020
The actor also slammed the President for not accepting information that he considered damaging to his own image. Midler was referring to Donald Trump rejecting a report outlining severe equipment shortages facing the country’s hospitals. The President had claimed that the report filed by the inspector general of the Department of HHS was politically motivated.
Donald Trump has been busy pushing Hydroxychloroquine as a miracle drug for Coronavirus, raising suspicions if Trump had any personal stake in companies manufacturing the drug. Bette Midler is convinced of it. She tweeted: He definitely has a dog in this fight. Despite experts confirming that people could die from consuming the drug, the President continues to make a case for the drug. “I sure as hell think we ought to give it a try. He called it “one of the biggest game-changers in the history of medicine,” reported The Guardian.
Doctors, nurses, PAs, administrators, volunteers, ambulance drivers, cafeteria workers, security and everyone else on the front lines fighting in hospitals around the country, thank you and here’s hoping your supplies come in. You are so courageous that you give us courage.— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) April 4, 2020
Last month, a man in Arizona died after a couple consumed chloroquine phosphate as a precaution against Coronavirus. “Trump kept saying it was basically pretty much a cure. Don’t take anything. Don’t believe anything. Don’t believe anything that the president says and his people … call your doctor,” said the woman who survived.
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