Donald Trump and his Republican colleagues seem to be doing the opposite of what health experts are advising to fight the coronavirus. Republicans, including the president, are seen gallivanting around without wearing protective face masks and whatnot, and now, Politico’s Jake Sherman tweeted out another boneheaded idea they came up with: Going to a buffet-style lunch with the president.
The notice that went out to Senate Republican offices about the lunch with Trump notes that the “buffet will open early at noon.”
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) May 19, 2020
It’s bad enough that Republicans have flouted the administration’s own guidelines, but the president is taking an unproven drug for COVID-19 while completely ignoring the FDA’s warnings against it. Well, Trump claimed he’s taking hydroxychloroquine, but whatever this president says should be taken with a pinch of salt.
Twitter users pounced:
Buffet? During a pandemic?
All you can eat chili with a side of Rona.
— Art Martin (@gartmartin9) May 19, 2020
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) May 19, 2020
Why don’t they just go all the way and have White House coronavirus parties?https://t.co/gL9PaBxa4Y
— XLProfessor (@XLProfessor) May 19, 2020
Come for the lack of social distancing, stay for the exposure to asymptomatic carriers of covid-19.
— Wesley Rizal (@wrizal) May 19, 2020
Enjoy your open buffet lunch, Republicans! Don’t forget to give handshakes and hugs, too.
— Kimberly 🌊 (@OldEnglishSoul) May 19, 2020
Who in their right mind would eat at a buffet during a pandemic? If you’re eating from something that needs a sneeze guard, it probably isn’t safe.
— Dmin (@vardmin) May 19, 2020
“Get rid of that sneeze guard, this is America…
— verygrand (@verygrand) May 19, 2020
They better all take extra doses of hydroxychloroquine!
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) May 19, 2020
Stupidity like theirs should be agonizingly painful. At least that way they wouldn’t infect the rest of us. Just go all in, Republicans, and touch each other’s faces, give each other a big sloppy kiss, and lick each other’s eyeballs while you’re at it.
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