Trump says doctors are running into death like ‘soldiers run into bullets’
President Trump on May 14 said doctors and nurses running into hospitals to treat covid-19 patients is “a beautiful thing to see” during a stop at a medical equipment distribution facility in Pennsylvania.
At a press briefing, US President Donald Trump said that nurses and healthcare workers sacrificing their lives to fight the Covid-19 pandemic is a “beautiful thing to see”. Yes, ‘beautiful’.
The video which has now gone viral on social media shows Trump saying, “[Doctors and nurses] are running into death just like soldiers run into bullets … it’s a beautiful thing to see.”
“They are warriors aren’t they, when you see them going into those hospitals and they’re putting the stuff that you deliver, but they’re wrapping themselves, and the doors are opening, and they’re going through the doors, and they’re not even ready to go through those doors, they probably shouldn’t, but they can’t get there fast enough, and they’re running into death just like soldiers run into bullets in a true sense, I see that with the doctors and the nurses and so many of the people that go into those hospitals, it’s incredible to see, it’s a beautiful thing to see.”
Globally, millions of healthcare workers are putting their own lives on the line to treat coronavirus patients, all the while battling stigma and discrimination at the same time, not to be called heroes but simply because it is their job.
Trump’s speech comes at a time when the United States is reportedly facing a massive shortage of PPE kits and other protective gear which healthcare workers require if they’re going to fight from the frontlines.
Trump also railed against the state’s Democratic Governor Tom Wolf, the media—”they are a disaster”—and against “globalists” in reference to the DFC agency instituted under his administration, saying “You know what a globalist is? They want the globe to do well but they don’t care about us.”