Trump Blasted For Contradicting Nurse After She Mentioned ‘Sporadic’ PPE Availability During White House Event
President Donald Trump is being slammed for contradicting a nurse who mentioned that the availability of personal protective equipment has been “sporadic” during a White House event Wednesday to recognize National Nurses Day, telling her “sporadic for you but not sporadic for a lot of other people.”
The nurse, Sophia Thomas, is president of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners. She told the president there are “pockets” around the country without sufficient protective medical equipment as health care professionals battle the coronavirus.
“PPE has been sporadic but it’s been manageable,” Thomas said of her health system. “And we do what we have to do. We’re nurses and we learn to adapt and do whatever the best thing that we can do for our patients to get the job done and get the care provided.”
Trump immediately replied saying: “Sporadic for you but not sporadic for a lot of other people.”
During White House event, a New Orleans nurse says, “PPE has been sporadic, but it's been manageable."
President Trump replies: "Sporadic for you, but not sporadic for a lot of other people … That was fine, but I have heard we have a tremendous supply to almost all places." pic.twitter.com/giltAwPM8V
— NBC News (@NBCNews) May 6, 2020
Trump’s response triggered angry responses online:
He just can’t keep his mouth shut and let it be about the frontline workers.
— Zullo (@ZulloWarrior) May 6, 2020
It didn't even register with him that she said her youngest patient was a 4 day old baby. All he heard was sporadic. He had to contradict her to save face.
Sickening, disgusting and callous.
— Irene N Tn ✈ (@SusanCa60682206) May 6, 2020
LMFAO he really tried to pin it on Obama because he didn’t predict that nearly 4 years after leaving office the world would be facing a pandemic. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 bro that made me laugh
— kieran Brown (@kieranB61601598) May 6, 2020
So… that’s what you heard, Donnie? Maybe nobody wants to tell you anything you don’t want to hear.
Nah… I’m sure that’s not it.
— Saje Williams (@Saje3D) May 6, 2020
Why why why is no one standing up to him and calling him out for being so ridiculous? I don’t mean on Twitter – real life !
— victoria jones (@veejgirl) May 6, 2020
Donald Trump is the rudest bully “ in the history of the world”!! (Using his favorite words)
— edebe49 (@edebe49) May 6, 2020
And stupidest…don’t forget stupidest…
— Alfred (@Spencer67676767) May 6, 2020
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