Democrat Senator: Trump’s ‘Plan is to Kill People, Let’s Just Say It’
Senator Chris Murphy accuse President of 'deliberately killing people'
Sen. Chris Murphy, a Democrat, accused President Donald Trump of “deliberately killing people.”
Murphy wrote on Twitter on Saturday:
“Can we take the gloves off and tell the truth? Trump is deliberately killing people."
“He holds rallies where people get infected. On Thursday, no social distancing or masks, sending a clear message that the CDC should be ignored.”
“His plan is to kill people. Let’s just say it,” Murphy added.
Can we take the gloves off and tell the truth?— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 29, 2020
Trump is deliberately killing people.
He holds rallies where people get infected. On Thursday, no social distancing or masks, sending a clear message that the CDC should be ignored.
His plan is to kill people. Let's just say it.
Murphy also blasted those who attended the president’s speech to accept the GOP nomination from the Republican National Convention (RNC), calling them “stone-cold killers,” adding they would be responsible for the “next 50,000 people” who die from the coronavirus.
“These guys are stone-cold killers.
"The next 50,000 people who die are their responsibility."
"They sat right next to each other and didn’t wear masks intentionally," he wrote.
"They knew they were setting an example that would be followed, and they reveled in it. STONE. COLD. KILLERS.”
These guys are stone cold killers. The next 50,000 people who die are their responsibility.— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) August 28, 2020
They sat right next to each other and didn't wear masks intentionally. They knew they were setting an example that would be followed and they reveled in it.
STONE. COLD. KILLERS. pic.twitter.com/kUBUuRKFht
Murphy wrote six more posts after receiving massive backlash:
I know what I wrote below sounds harsh. But I stand by it and I want to explain why. 1/ From the start of the epidemic, Trump has mostly refused to wear a mask and engage in social distancing. He often does this very publicly and brazenly (like in Oklahoma City).
2/ His RNC speech was his biggest stage. 23m watched. The question is – WHY did Trump choose not to socially distance guests or require them to wear masks, as his own CDC guidelines below recommend? There seems to be no good reason. He easily could have.
3/ He and his advisors KNEW the consequences of brazenly thumbing their nose at their own CDC. They know viewers follow his example, and thus it will now be impossible to convince many people social distancing/masks are important. Bc Trump has made it crystal clear they AREN’T.
4/ And they KNOW that masks/social distancing have proven to save lives (see the NIH Director below). So for no good reason, they chose a path that will make it harder to beat COVID, and would lead to more people dying. They made this choice, consciously.
5/ Think of it this way – say you told your wife you’re going to drive to the grocery store, and on the way ignore all the stoplights. You don’t have a good reason – you just want to get to the store faster. She tells you before you leave that you’re going to get people killed.
6/ But you do it anyway, and you run over people. You had no good reason to be reckless. You knew the consequences beforehand and did it anyway. You’d be rightly called a killer. The difference btwn you and Trump is that you killed 3 or 4. Trump’s actions killed thousands.
Earlier this year, Murphy defended Communist China on the origins of the coronavirus, arguing the pandemic was not “because of anything that China did.”
Murphy falsely claimed the Trump administration was careless prior to the outbreak, despite Trump banning travel from China amid backlash from Democrats.
“We knew it was a matter of time before it arrived here, and it was shocking how cavalier the administration was," Murphy said at the time.
"This was at a time when the president really, you know, viewed this as a hoax,” Murphy falsely claimed.