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Internet Scorches ‘Disease Fanboy’ Hugh Hewitt for ‘Rooting for a Pandemic’ to Distract From Trump Impeachment Trial

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Hugh Hewitt is once again under fire, this time for almost appearing to be glad a deadly SARS-related virus has been diagnosed in a patient in Washington state – saying additional diagnoses will take the focus away from the Senate’s historic impeachment trial. Hewitt is a conservative Washington Post columnist, radio host, MSNBC and NBC contributor, and  law professor who went from being a “Never-Trumper” to all-in for President Donald Trump.

“People care much more for their health than theater,” said Hewitt via Twitter, referring to Trump’s impeachment trial. The SARS-related virus, known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is named for an area of China where it was first found. It “has infected more than 300 people and killed six in an outbreak that has struck China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and now the US,” CNN reports.

“It’s a nightmare to consider and pray they don’t arrive, but more cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and news cycle fixated on pre-ordained result in Senate trial will at least be dented if not broken,” he tweeted.

Many on social media were angered. Take a look at some of the responses:

 

 

 

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‘This Place Is a Cesspool’: White House Staffers Furious at Trump’s ‘Insane’ Return From Hospital

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President Donald Trump left Walter Reed Medical Center and returned to the White House — and his staffers are furious.

The president announced his COVID-19 infection early Friday and spent the weekend getting treated at the hospital, and aides and officials who work with him were alarmed by his dramatic return to the White House, reported Axios.

“It’s insane that he would return to the White House and jeopardize his staff’s health when we are still learning of new cases among senior staff,” one White House source told the website. “This place is a cesspool.”

Several others in the White House have tested positive for the coronavirus, and some staffers have expressed frustration about the lack of communication about the outbreak from chief of staff Mark Meadows.

“[Trump] was so concerned with preventing embarrassing stories that he exposed thousands of his own staff and supporters to a deadly virus,” the White House source said. “He has kept us in the dark, and now our spouses and kids have to pay the price. It’s just selfish.”

 

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Watch: Trump Jr. Falsely Accuses Democrats of Hoping Coronavirus ‘Kills Millions’ to End President’s ‘Streak of Winning’

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Donald Trump Jr. is once again attacking Democrats, this time accusing them of politicizing the impending coronavirus pandemic as a means to harm his father, the President.

“For them to try to take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people so that they can end Donald Trump’s streak of winning, is a new level of sickness,” Trump Jr. told “Fox & Friends” Friday morning.

There are no reports of Democrats saying they hope coronavirus kills millions of Americans.

“I don’t know if this is coronavirus or Trump derangement syndrome but these people are infected badly,” he added. “It’s truly sick.”

 

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‘Pathological’: Trump Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Blasted for Saying Coronavirus Will Bring Jobs Back to US

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President Donald Trump’s Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, whose job reportedly was on the chopping block last year but somehow managed to keep it, just announced his belief that the deadly and fast-spreading coronavirus will bring jobs back to the U.S.

The coronavirus has killed 170 people and there are 7711 verified cases. Death updates are coming sometimes several times a day and in the double digits.

But Secretary Ross found a way to put a positive spin on it.

“Every American’s heart has to go out to the victims of the coronavirus,” Wilbur told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo, “So I don’t want to talk about a victory lap over a very unfortunate and very malignant disease.”

“But the fact is it does give businesses yet another thing to consider when they go through their review of their supply chains,” he said, pivoting.

“So I think it will help accelerate the return of jobs to North America. Some to U.S., probably some to Mexico.”

Bartiromo was only too happy to support Ross: “Oh, that’s a good point.”

It’s actually not.

There is little movement of jobs returning to the U.S. from China because the U.S. cannot compete with the exceptionally low wages and poor working conditions in China.

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Many were immediately outraged and disgusted.

 

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