President Trump has assured Americans will not suffer from the coronavirus like China and some other countries around the world.
Instead, the United States is ready to do what it takes to defeat the virus and recently announced that Vice President Pence would be spearheading the Coronavirus Outbreak Response team.
“I’m going to be putting our vice president, Mike Pence, in charge,” Trump said during a presser on Wednesday evening, via BizPac Review. “And Mike will be working with the professionals and doctors and everybody else that’s working. The team is brilliant.”
“I spent a lot of time with the team over the last couple of weeks, but they’re totally brilliant. And we’re doing really well. Mike is going to be in charge, and Mike will report back to me. But he’s got a certain talent for this,” the president added.
Trump is doing what it takes to help Americans, crafting and creating a team built around tackling their worldwide problem. But that’s not enough for some liberals who fumed at the idea of Pence’s leadership on the team.
Check out these responses:
Mike Pence literally does not believe in science.
It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic.
This decision could cost people their lives. Pence’s past decisions already have. https://t.co/NhMPOusOWm
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 27, 2020
Trump names Mike Pence as the Coronavirus Czar rather than CDC Director Robert Redfield or Surgeon General Jerome Adams. A physician should be in charge of the nation’s coronavirus response, not some dude who quarantines himself from other women when dining out. #coronavirususa
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 26, 2020
When Mike Pence was governor of Indiana, his public health record was so stellar that his state policy led directly to a large HIV outbreak.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) February 26, 2020
My dad (a doctor) had signs in every bathroom in our house that said, “Handwashing prevents infection!” with a teddy bear and a heart. I wouldn’t mind seeing those signs everywhere now. More effective than Pence.
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) February 27, 2020
Mike Pence is for conversion therapy. Mike Pence said smoking didn’t cause cancer. Mike Pence doesn’t believe climate science. Mike Pence questioned whether or not condoms worked. So, 😬
— Brian Schatz (@brianschatz) February 26, 2020
"He's got a certain talent for this," Trump says of Pence, who was just named to lead the government's coronavirus approach.
As Indiana governor Pence allowed an HIV outbreak in Scott County to spread to epidemic proportions because he slow-walked approval for needle exchanges.
— Katie Rogers (@katierogers) February 26, 2020
Trump fired the actual experts in pandemic response two years ago and doesn't trust anyone with actual expertise so now Mike Pence, who wrote columns doubting that cigarettes caused cancer, is in charge of the coronavirus.
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 26, 2020
BizPac Review reports what these liberals are probably forgetting is that they supported the idea of impeaching and removing Trump from the presidency. This would have put Pence at the helm of more than just the emergency response team—he would have been the president.
Check it out:
Dovetailing back to the backlash, there were two factors that the president’s critics were neglecting to take into consideration.
First, had Trump been successfully removed from office, as Democrats like AOC had sought, then Pence — the man she falsely claims “literally does not believe in science” — would be in charge …
Second, as czar of the coronavirus task force, the VP won’t be performing the research himself. He’ll just be overseeing the process and reporting to the president.