In times like these, it’s important for us to remain level-headed.
Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear possible for some people.
Actor and direct Rob Reiner is demanding that Trump be removed from office over his handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Reiner believes that the country can only be cured if the President is replaced with alternative leadership.
This isn’t the first time the actor has been critical of the President. He has previously accused the President of having a menal illness and likening the President’s supporters to “white supremacists.”
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Fox News reports:
The 73-year-old actor and director took to Twitter on Monday to criticize Trump and his administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak that continues to spread throughout the world.
“We will get through this. But unfortunately not with the help of this President,” Reiner wrote. “First he must be removed from the public square to let competent experts take over, then he must be removed from office to allow US to heal.”
Donald Trump has faced harsh rebukes from his detractors both in Hollywood and in politics for seemingly downplaying the severity of the crisis and not equipping the country with adequate leadership or resources to combat the growing threat the virus poses.
The coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 169,000 people and killed more than 6,500. The COVID-19 illness has caused mild or moderate symptoms for most patients, but severe symptoms have been more likely in the elderly or people with existing health problems. More than 77,000 people have recovered from it so far, mostly in China.
This is hardly the first time that Reiner has used his Twitter account to publicly criticize the president and call for his removal from office. In February, he marked Presidents' Daywith a message to his Democratic-leaning followers to vote in the November general election for whoever Trump’s opponent happens to be.
Trump also received a barrage of attacks from many celebrities over his handling of the outbreak. According to Breitbart:
Rob Reiner is the least entertainer to attack President Trump over his handling of the coronavirus. On Friday, several stars took aim at the president’s rose garden press conference in which he announced more measures to combat the deadly outbreak.
“No one is more repulsed by Trump than I (except for those subjected to seeing him naked) but this narrative that he called the actual virus a hoax is patently false,” tweeted songwriter Richard Marx. “He said Dems’ claim he didn’t respond to it appropriately was a hoax. Turns out they were still right.”
Comedian Chelsea Handler labeled the president a “moron” over his speech.
“Trump is holding a press conf about corona yet is unable to answer any real questions on the matter, and then turns it over to pence, who then praises trump for what a great job he’s been doing,” she tweeted. “How stupid do we have to be before we get rid of this moron. Not a question.”
Producer Judd Apatow tweeted: “Trump has to always frame it as us smarter than other countries when we have been awful and he is a liar. He never speaks about how we are in this together – the entire world.”
President Trump told a group of governors Monday to seek out respirators on their own to help people infected with the coronavirus instead of waiting for the federal government.
“Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment – – try getting it yourselves,” Trump told the governors during a conference call, a recording of which The New York Times obtained. “We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.”
Earlier, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters the White House is considering financial aid to the airline industry and a payroll tax cut for Americans. He also urged calm among investors after another shaky open on Wall Street Monday.