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Trump’s pro-life tweet sparks backlash over pandemic handling

The hypocrisy is strong in this one


Siobhan Ball


Posted on Oct 5, 2020   Updated on Oct 5, 2020, 1:50 pm CDT

President Donald Trump sent a tweet this morning reiterating support for his pro-life, anti-abortion position combined with an instruction to vote.


So far the primary response seems to be rage.

The GOP is a death cult. There is only one pro-life party and it's not them
"Pro life??? You’ve killed 210,000 Americans and the number is increasing every day BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR HUMAN LIFE." image of Trump in a superman costume next to pictures of the coronavirus with the caption "meet super spreader Donny." and "No, I don't take responsibility."

The Trump administration’s abysmal handling of the coronavirus pandemic—with 200,000 dead Americans, after having written off the old, sick, and obese as acceptable losses—brought a lot of flack, with Twitter users emphasizing how incompatible that approach is with any claim at a pro-life philosophy.

Pro life? What about the 200,000+ dead Americans.   Didn't you say "They are dying, its true, but it is what it is."  #COVIDIOT
If you claim to be pro-life, but you are ready to sacrifice grandma and the kids for Wall Street and a 401K that most people don't have, SURPRISE you're not pro-life, stupid.

Trump’s personal actions, like his widely-criticized drive outside Walter Reed this weekend, were also flagged.

"Pro life administration?  From a physician at Walter Reed Hospital" Embedded tweet from Dr. James P. Phillips, MD @DrPhillipsMD "Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential “drive-by” just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity."
Pro Life: unless it means wearing a mask to save lives (or not taking a joyride with SS when sick)  Pro Life: unless you are black like the Central Park 5  Pro Life: unless you are an immigrant seeking a better life  And the list goes on

Some focused on the number of abortions paid for by members of the Republican Party—including one allegedly administered without the pregnant person’s knowledge or consent.

"If the Republican party are PRO LIFE they should explain why they LOVE ABORTIONS so much. Pro choice VOTE!" screen caps of numerous articles about Republican men paying for abortions and the hysterectomies committed in ICE facilities
"Your chief strategist Jason Miller gave one of his mistresses the abortion pill against her will to try to cover up his infidelity. Not exactly pro-life." Image of Jason Miller with text "Another monster. Jason Miller was Trump's senior campaign manager and a devout evangelist. Has two affairs with a stripper and a coworker. Got both of them pregnant while his own wife was pregnant too. He secretly slipped the abortion pill to the stripper without her knowledge. Naturally he has blamed the liberal media, Democrats and the two women for ruining his life."

Meanwhile, the experimental drug Trump is taking to treat his COVID-19 infection is created using human embryonic stem cells—a byproduct of abortion.

Trump’s base needs him to be pro-life, as he’s nominated Amy Covid Barrett...but REGENERON, (antibody cocktail) uses human embryonic stem cells. He is promoting Regeneron & profiting from their stock. Pro-life Trump is a fraud, obviously. But documented.

So it’s easy to see why people might be bothered by his words.

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*First Published: Oct 5, 2020, 12:58 pm CDT