So Mark Meadows, Matt Gaetz and a bunch of staffers have COVID four days after Election Night....I wonder what was going on at the White House that night 🤔...oh that’s right a maskless indoor superspreader in the East Room pic.twitter.com/njQEtRRjOw— Icculus The Brave (@FirenzeMike) November 7, 2020
Considering the sheer volume of noteworthy Trumpers who have become infected with COVID-19 so far, and the wealth of pre-existing conditions that can make it an especially challenging illness for some, it's surprising only one prominent Republican — Herman Cain — has succumbed to it. I guess it is a testament to expanding treatment options.
But in an effort to test reality to the bitter end, Trumpers have been flouting safety throughout the end of his unsuccessful campaign, and now two more are COVID-19 positive:
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Florida), one of the most supercilious jerks in the House (he just easily won re-election, since he reps one of the most right-wing spots in the land), is now officially a carrier. This comes after he mocked prevention by wearing a gas mask on the floor of the House, and after his attendance of numerous super spreader events. He's young, and will probably be fine.
More importantly, Trump's villainous chief of staff, Mark Meadows, who has mocked masks and who infamously declared the U.S. would not be able to do anything about the pandemic, not only has COVID-19, he was around numerous people while sick — and reportedly tried to keep his status a secret. The people he could easily have infected include Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and many more. Four more Trump staffers currently have it, all from the last push during the campaign.
Meadows was at the White House on election night, too.
These people have no shame. The people who tried to re-elect Trump don't seem to care.