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Whitmer Forced Nursing Homes to Admit Coronavirus Patients
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-Mich.) mandated that nursing homes take in COVID-19 patients, even though the elderly are at most risk for the virus. A Democratic state lawmaker is condemning that policy as “idiotic” as Michigan fails to report the true number of coronavirus deaths at nursing homes.
“Why the State of Michigan has chosen this path is beyond me. It seems like the most idiotic thing that we could come up with,” State Rep. Leslie Love (D-Detroit) said in an interview with local DWTV News. Through tears, she told the Senate Oversight Committee that her mother contracted COVID-19 at a nursing home last week. She questioned whether Whitmer’s policies put the elderly at risk.
“I’m so appreciative of what the governor has done to try to keep us all safe… but when it comes to the decisions around our nursing facilities, I think we have an epic fail,” Love said. “To have them integrate [COVID-19 patients] into those communities, I think puts our senior citizens at harm.”
“Reckless disregard of human life,” State Sen. Pete Lucido (R-Mount Clemens) told DWTV. “It’s negligent to allow it to continue, but it’s intentional now at this point.”
Whitmer issued the nursing home executive order on April 15. The original order mandated that nursing homes at less than 80 percent capacity create dedicated units for “COVID-19 affected residents” and ordered them to take in new patients so long as they had “appropriate” personal protection equipment (PPE) for employees. Read more…
White House Trolls Twitter After Platform Censors Trump’s Tweet Denouncing Riots
The White House trolled Twitter early on Friday after the left-leaning social media company censored a tweet from President Donald Trump in which the president denounced the violent riots last night in Minneapolis.
“I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right,” Trump tweeted.
“These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!”
Twitter censored the second part of Trump’s tweet, claiming that it was “glorifying violence.”
The Trump administration trolled Twitter by reposting the same tweet from the White House’s verified Twitter account and posting it as a quote from the president: “‘These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Read more…
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