As Democrats in Washington and around the country, in unison with their allies in the “mainstream” media, continue blaming the existence and spread of COVID-19 on President Trump, not everyone is keen to point fingers.
Count comedian Tracy Morgan among them.
The funnyman defended the president on Tuesday, noting that there is no time right now to be tossing out blame.
“The struggle is real,” Morgan said in an interview with Today. “People want to criticize the president, but imagine being a president of a country and have your country get sick. So it’s difficult for him. We’ve all got to pull together as people, now.”
“Now is not the time for blame and all these other things, and anger,” he added. “It’s here now. We just got to be together. We’ve got to all stay safe. Nobody wants to transmit it, nobody wants to attract it, nobody wants to get it. So let’s just stay safe and do the protocol that we have to do.”
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Morgan conducted the interview with the “Today” show from his home where he is in self-quarantine with his family thanks to the virus — like most everyone in the country.
“Me and my wife have been quarantined in here for like three weeks,” said the comedian, who went on to joke that the pair have been doing a lot of “role-playing” these days.
He also praised healthcare professionals and public servants like police, firefighters, and EMS personnel whom he called “heroes” who deserve all of our “respect.”
“These are the good-headed people, they know what they’re doing,” said Morgan. “They’re fighting the frontlines, I love them.
“I know these people, I know they work hard to take care of you,” he continued. “I’m very proud of them, they’re my heroes — while we’re running out of the burning building, the firemen are running in.
“These police officers that come out of their homes and patrol the streets, they don’t know if they’re ever going back home,” said Morgan. “We gotta give them respect.”
As for blame, if we really feel the need to point the finger at someone, it should be the Chinese Communist government.
The longer the pandemic continues, the more reports we see indicating that Beijing not only censored its own healthcare professionals from sounding the alarm, but also hid the effects of the virus, the scope of the outbreak, and its deadly nature.
What’s more, as the pandemic worsened, the ChiCom government launched a propaganda campaign to shift blame away from Beijing and onto others, including — incredibly — the U.S. military.
That said, it’s encouraging to see someone from the entertainment industry, which has been particularly harsh on the president, come out and not only defend him but offer words of encouragement for the rest of the country as we all deal with the outbreak.