"You're witnessing a homicidal President convening purposefully a homicidal assembly to help him get reelected," says journalist Carl Bernstein of Pres. Trump's indoor rallies.
He's called his supporters to be "sacrificial lambs," adds Bernstein. "It's astonishing." pic.twitter.com/63NQnpKkgS
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) September 15, 2020
Dear Commons Community,
Carl Bernstein slammed “homicidal” President Donald Trump for turning his own supporters into “sacrificial lambs” who could die in the service of his reelection campaign.
Bernstein’s damning assessment comes after Trump held an indoor campaign rally with a largely mask-free audience in Nevada on Sunday, breaking all guidelines for holding events amid the coronavirus pandemic.
He told CNN’s Anderson Cooper (see video above):
“We are witnessing a homicidal president convening ― purposefully ― a homicidal assembly to help him get reelected as president of the United States instead of protecting the health and welfare of the people of the United States including his own supporters whose lives he is willing to sacrifice.”
Then Bernstein called out Trump for hypocrisy.
“Here is this president who has staked part of his presidency on the right to life, particularly of the unborn,” the former Watergate reporter said. “And every day he has sacrificed the lives of thousands of Americans because he is unwilling to deal honestly, forthrightly, meaningfully with the greatest domestic crisis in our postwar history in this country.”
And he accused Trump of “the most grievous felony committed by any president in our history, probably.”
Woodward was the only one who referred to Trump as homicidal. Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine and surgery at George Washington University, said on Sunday that President Trump‘s indoor rally in Nevada is “negligent homicide.”
“What else could you call an act that because of its negligence results in the death of others?” he said. “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.”
Trump for the photo-op of rallying his supporters has indeed subjected them to illness and maybe death!