‘Negligent Homicide’: Doctor Shreds Trump for Holding Indoor Rally Amid COVID-19

A doctor is slamming President Donald Trump for holding an indoor campaign rally as the nation continues to combat COVID-19.

Dr. Jonathan Reiner, CNN medical analyst and professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University, said ahead of Trump’s rally on Sunday night that it is “negligent homicide” to hold the campaign event inside amid the coronavirus pandemic.

On CNN Sunday evening, the host mentioned Reiner’s previous remarks calling Trump’s indoor rally in June “criminal endangerment” when the U.S. had 2.2 million COVID-19 cases reported.

With over 6.7 million confirmed cases now, the doctor was asked regarding the indoor rally what it is called now.

“Negligent homicide,” Reiner responded. “What else could you call an act that because of its negligence results in the deaths of others?”

He continued, “If you have a mass gathering now in the United States in a place like Nevada or just about any other place with hundreds of thousands of people, people will get infected and some of those people will die.”

Reiner went on to discuss “whether the president played down the risks of this virus” to Americans, adding that if someone took the virus “seriously,” then “you would never hold an indoor rally or almost any rally now and particularly one that doesn’t enforce very strict rules on masks.”

“People will die as a consequence of this. I think Nevada has a law right now limiting gatherings to more than 50 people. So, the president is just defying that. Makes no sense.”

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In Henderson, Nevada, there is a ban on gatherings of 50 people or more. Trump’s rally also drew criticism from the state’s governor.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) called the rally “reckless and selfish” for “putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada.”

“The President appears to have forgotten that this country is still in the middle of a global pandemic,” he tweeted.

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Additionally, 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden released a statement regarding the rally.

“If Donald Trump cared at all about curbing this virus and protecting the safety of his supporters, he wouldn’t hold events like this, but Trump doesn’t and he won’t,” Biden said.

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However, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh pushed back against the criticism, as he told The Washington Post, “If you can join tens of thousands of people protesting in the streets, gamble in a casino, or burn down small businesses in riots, you can gather peacefully under the 1st Amendment to hear from the President of the United States.”

Murtaugh also said that there were temperature checks, options for hand sanitizer, and masks were provided and encouraged.

In the state of Nevada, there are over 73,000 reported coronavirus cases and more than 1,400 deaths due to the virus. The state’s new daily cases spiked in July but have since seen a decrease in the number of cases. There has been a 41% decrease in the average cases per day over the previous weeks compared to the two weeks prior.

Responses

  1. Well, CHRIS isn’t entirely incorrect, on some level. His numbers are a bit off, as statistically 1 in 50 in this country have been infected with coronavirus and about 6 in 10,000 have died from COVID, but not all COVID cases result in death. The chance of getting COVID after getting infected with coronavirus is less than 1 in 50, but certainly higher than 6 in 10,000. I don’t even think that actual COVID cases are tracked.

    Since this started, we’ve lost less than 9,000 people under 55 years old, out of 200,000 deaths. I’m not sure what the Sturgis age demographic is, but they’re probably not at high risk of death. They’re also not likely to be as compliant to testing and reporting as the general population, so any numbers of infections in their population group are likely undercounted.

    Frankly, there is too much hype from both sides. It’s a deadly disease, but if we can keep our older population isolated, it would indeed be similar to the flu for the rest of us.

  2. Cult-45 is a death cult.

    Five and a half thousand people, indoors for hours, yelling and cheering, and the only persons mandated to wearing masks are those right behind Dear Leader when cameras are pointed their way. Just because you CAN do this does NOT mean that you SHOULD do this!

    Dear Leader said that HE was protected because HE was distant from the crowd. He had NO concern about the dangers posed to the CROWD! This is one sick man, deeply narcissistic, a very dangerous person even to his cult followers.

  3. Through 20:02 Hrs EDT on Sunday 9/13/20 :
    198,476 Americans are confirmed to have died from the trumphuhk enabled Covid-19 virus.
    and
    6,707,036 Americans are confirmed to have been infected with the trumphuhk enabled Covid-19 virus.

    Only heartless, mindless, soulless, worth less than shit barbaric savages are unmoved by these FACTS.

  4. You would have to a fool to believe these doctors, they have constantly gotten their facts wrong. You have a 1 in 10,000 chance to get COVID, Sturgis with over 460,00 people had only 400 cases, one possible death that could not be absolutely tied to Sturgis. These are the true facts not media hyped facts, which are subject to change as needed.

  5. “There has been a 41% decrease in the average cases per day over the previous weeks compared to the two weeks prior.” Article

    And? That doesn’t mean that anyone should through caution to the wind and temp fate.

  6. THE MURDERING PSYCHOPATH living down to his name.

    Anyone who thinks trumphuhk actually cares about the

    health and well being, safety and security, the very lives

    of all Americans is a phuhking moron.

  7. “it is “negligent homicide” to hold the campaign event inside amid the coronavirus pandemic” Article

    Thank you, doctor. Negotiations begin.

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