Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg shared a video to social media explaining how he would address the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak since he claims President Trump is not doing a good enough job.
In the video, Bloomberg says it is the president’s job to “take necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of every citizen.”
The Democratic candidate also said it is the president’s job to reassure the public and to use the vast tools at their disposal to partner with state and local governments.
Notice the problem?
Trump is already doing those things. He requested funds from Congress and created a Coronavirus emergency response team to combat the virus.
Trump also announced travel bans from China and partnering with regional governments to quarantine affected persons.
In fact, many of the actions Bloomberg says a president should do the president is already doing.
The video features him speaking directly into the camera and, at the end, zooms in even further as he said the country will get through the new challenge.
Check it out:
The coronavirus is spreading. Concern is growing. The economy has taken a hit.
Tonight, I’m addressing the nation because Donald Trump has yet again failed to lead.
I’ve led in crises before. As president, I’ll trust the science and let the experts do their jobs. pic.twitter.com/NHzT3fY3UK
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) March 2, 2020
Several people online pointed out that Bloomberg’s attempt to politicize the virus and swipe Trump will backfire. Some others noted Trump was already doing many of the things Bloomberg said a president ought to do. And, even more people said Bloomberg was not the guy they want addressing national situations.
What’s he gonna do about Coronavirus — stop and frisk all the people who look Chinese, Italian, Iranian? https://t.co/yx589KtkR5
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) March 2, 2020
Politicizing the #coronavirus while it tanks the world economy. Not presidential. Not honorable.
Bloomberg is a worm.
— Carl Quance ⭐⭐⭐ (@CinderellaMan2) March 2, 2020
Is Bloomberg as concerned about the millions of illegals who have crossed and are still crossing our border without vaccinations?
— Matthew Petryszak 🇺🇸 (@MATTP1949) March 2, 2020
— Trisha (@Rayzin3) March 2, 2020
Mini-Mike is a joke! He thinks he is the President and has a right to address the Nation. I will wait to get updates on the virus from President Trump and VP Pence, not a clown running for office.
— Rain Phan (@marilynphan) March 2, 2020
Oh spare us, Mini-Mike. Are you serious? Our wonderful @POTUS is already doing what you suggested & more. Btw, you contradicted your own msg (ref. "political interference"). What do you think "YOU" just did w/ this ad? We are reelecting @realDonaldTrump ‼️
— Robin – Text TRUMP to 88022 🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸 (@Robinettess) March 2, 2020