Trump Misspells Coronavirus In Tweet, Blames Market Drops On Media’s Reporting Of The Illness
President Donald Trump would rather we all forget about the coronavirus and its effects on the stock market, thank you very much.
The president has reportedly expressed outrage at the head of Health and Human Services for the way he has talked about the virus, prior reporting from HillReporter.com detailed.
Now, he’s going after the news networks for their coverage of the illness, saying it’s their fault that markets have floundered, in some cases by more than 2,000 points, due to their reporting of the coronavirus.
Unfortunately, Trump didn’t proofread his tweet — and misspelled the name of the virus that has been in the headlines for several weeks now.
“Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible,” Trump wrote.
The president also lashed out at supposed “Do Nothing Democrats” for being “all talk, no action.”
Democratic lawmakers this week criticized Trump’s plans for dealing with the coronavirus, arguing the administration wasn’t spending enough to combat the spread of the disease in the United States, and that, what funds they did employ, came from other programs or agencies that couldn’t spare to lose funding either.
Low Ratings Fake News MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape! @CDCgov…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2020
Trump added in his tweet that the “USA [is] in great shape,” demonstrating perhaps that the president remains unduly optimistic about the coronavirus.
Earlier in the week, Trump, while speaking to reporters in India, made similar comments about the spread of the disease, errantly claiming that “we’re really down to probably 10 cases” of coronavirus in the U.S. (more than 50 confirmed cases have been diagnosed).
Health experts, however, disagreed with the president’s rosy outlook, and the CDC announced that Americans should expect a “significant disruption” due to the disease in the coming months.
Trump plans to speak at a news conference on Wednesday evening regarding the spread of the coronavirus.