Director Rob Reiner says President Donald Trump “is Murdering Americans.” Pop icon Cher says the president “kills Americans without thought.” You can add leftist actress Bette Midler to the growing list of leftist Hollywood luminaries calling the president a cold blooded killer.
” #DonaldJTrump is a murderer. Stupid, callous uncaring; all in all the biggest catastrophe to ever befall our poor nation. I can’t stop crying,” Bette Midler said on Twitter over the weekend.
via @NYTimes: One of the saddest documents you will ever read. #DonaldJTrump is a murderer. Stupid, callous uncaring; all in all the biggest catastrophe to ever befall our poor nation. I can’t stop crying. https://t.co/sq5o3Hp2wQ
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) July 19, 2020
Midler’s screed links to a 4,600-word, five-person byline New York Times hit piece titled “Inside Trump’s Failure: The Rush to Abandon Leadership Role on the Virus.” The nearly 5,000-word Times article mentions New York Governor Andrew Cuomo once and New Jersey once, even though those two states’ roughly 47,000 COVID-19 deaths account for about a third of the 142,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States.
In New York, according to the New York Post: “DOH figures on Tuesday showed 6,312 nursing-home deaths, slightly more than 25 percent of the state’s total 24,994 coronavirus fatalities.” Gov. Cuomo has been under fire for issuing an order in March requiring all nursing homes to accept residents who tested positive for COVID-19. The move is widely considered the cause of thousands of patient and staff deaths at nursing home and longterm care fatalities across the state.
In New Jersey, NJ.com reports: “About 43% of New Jersey’s COVID-19 deaths have been either residents or staff members of nursing homes and other long-term care centers. There have been 6,815 confirmed deaths at those facilities.”
Rob Reiner, Cher, Bette Midler and the rest of the Hollywood left have been conspicuously silent about how two Democratic-run states’ handling of coronavirus pandemic has resulted in deaths that account for a third of the countries coronavirus fatalities.