Donald Trump’s Latest Coronavirus Comment Slammed As ‘So Cruel And Cynical
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By: Lee Moran, HuffPost
Donald Trump’s Latest Coronavirus Comment Slammed As ‘So Cruel And Cynical’
Donald Trump ’s latest reported insensitive comment about COVID-19 sparked anger on Twitter Thursday, with accusations the president again has shown his contempt for Americans.
In a video released by the Republican Voters Against Trump group, former White House official Olivia Troye claimed the president ( a notorious germaphobe ) once said an upside of the coronavirus pandemic was that he’d no longer “have to shake hands with these disgusting people.”
“Those disgusting people are the same people that he claims to care about,” Troye said. “These are the same people still going to his rallies today who have complete faith in who he is.”
“When a former top Pence staffer goes on the record to say that Trump described *his own supporters* as ‘disgusting people’ ― it becomes even more credible than it already was that he referred to America’s war dead as ‘losers’ and ‘suckers,’” tweeted David Frum, a speechwriter for former President George W. Bush .
Carol Giacomo , a member of The New York Times’ editorial board, described Trump’s comment as “so cruel and cynical.”