- The Washington Times
Friday, April 3, 2020

President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is causing celebrity activist Jason Alexander to live out his “George is getting upset!” moment from the iconic television show “Seinfeld.”

The actor blasted Mr. Trump this week as “the most despicable man to ever inhabit the Oval Office” over comments about New York’s preparedness for the contagion.

At issue was the president’s Twitter feed on Thursday, which read as follows:

“Massive amounts of medical supplies, even hospitals and medical centers, are being delivered directly to states and hospitals by the Federal Government. Some have insatiable appetites & are never satisfied (politics?). Remember, we are a backup for them.

The complainers should have been stocked up and ready long before this crisis hit. Other states are thrilled with the job we have done. Sending many Ventilators today, with thousands being built. 51 large cargo planes coming in with medical supplies. Prefer sending directly to hospitals.”

Mr. Alexander responded by sharing a piece by HuffPost on the incident titled “Trump Attacks Hospitals As Insatiable ‘Complainers’ Amid Crisis.”

“Thousands will die needlessly for his arrogance and incompetence,” the actor wrote. “And if this doesn’t prove it to you, nothing will. We must remove this horror from power asap.”

The president’s comments, however, appeared to be a rhetorical extension of a letter also sent to New York Sen. Chuck Schumer on Thursday.

“If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere (except increasing my poll numbers), and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the ‘invisible enemy,’” Mr.  Trump wrote. “No wonder AOC and others are thinking about running against you in the primary. If they did, they would likely win.”

Mr. Trump made it a point to thank two other well-known Democrats in their state.

“Fortunately, we have been working with your state and city governments, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill DeBlasio, to get the job done,” the president continued. “You have been missing in action, except when it comes to the ‘press.’ While you have stated that you don’t like Andrew Cuomo, you ought to start working alongside him for the good of all New Yorkers.”

Mr. Schumer told MSNBC that he was “just appalled” at Mr. Trump’s letter.

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