- Jul 2008
- Virginia Beach, VA
And he should have been savaged for saying something like that. Calling it the "Chinese virus" is just a dog whistle for his isolationist, xenophobic base.No, no, I agree that's what he should have done.
He should have said, "This Chinese virus is a Yuge deal. This Chinese virus is a product of China that we dont' need, so I'm doing everything I can to close travel from China. But other nations have not done this so I will close travel from other nations as well."
We know before the virus outbreak he would have been savaged by the dems and the media for saying that. What was the point at which the dems and the media would have agreed and not demonized him for saying that? Give me an event or an approximate date the crises was bad enough that this would have happened?
There is no such date or event. He handled this poorly at the start, but anyone the Dems have to offer would have been far, far worse.
What he should have said is, "We are aware of a new viral outbreak in China. In an overabundance of caution we are going to restrict travel from the affected region. We will be offering the Chinese government any assistance they might need at this time. "