While watching Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden tell the American people Thursday how he'd handle the coronavirus — and of course, criticize President Donald Trump's response to the pandemic — actress and far-left political activist Alyssa Milano tweeted that she was getting a little choked up.
"I have tears in my eyes watching [Joe Biden] right now," Milano wrote, adding that she thanked God for Biden's "leadership during this crisis."
I have tears in my eyes watching @JoeBiden right now. Thank God for his leadership during this crisis.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano)1584035575.0
Not terribly shocking, as Milano hates Trump and recently endorsed Biden:
I refuse to underestimate the power of intelligence, kindness and decency. My friend, @JoeBiden has all of that an… https://t.co/pxZyEWKjJg— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa Milano)1583176221.0
What did Biden say in his speech?
Biden certainly didn't let the present health crisis go to waste, squeezing out as many shots as possible against Trump to gain political advantages.
For starters he slammed Trump's use of the term "foreign virus" — which the mainstream media, particularly CNN, has been doing endlessly ever since the coronavirus reared its head in Wuhan, China. Then he dug in further.
"This virus laid bare the severe shortcomings of the current administration," Biden said. "Public fears are being compounded by pervasive lack of trust in this president fueled by adversarial relationships with the truth that he continues to have. Our government's ability to respond effectively has been undermined by the hollowing out our agencies and disparagement of science."
Here's a clip:
Biden: Coronavirus 'Laid Bear' The 'Shortcomings' Of The Trump Administration | MSNBC youtu.be
"By cutting our investment in global health, this administration has left us woefully unprepared for the exact crisis we now face," Biden added, according to the Los Angeles Times. "When I'm president, we will be better prepared, respond better and recover better. We'll lead with science. We'll listen to the experts. We'll heed their advice."
The Trump campaign in a statement accused Biden of politicizing the crisis, the Times said: "President Trump acted early and decisively and has put the United States on stronger footing than other nations. His every move has been aimed at keeping Americans safe, while Joe Biden has sought to capitalize politically and stoke citizens' fears."
As the Federalist recalled, Biden in January criticized as xenophobic Trump's travel ban to China as the coronavirus spread — even though it was critical for preventing an earlier U.S. outbreak.
"This is no time for Donald Trump's record of hysteria and xenophobia," Biden said at an Iowa campaign event, the outlet added.
What was the reaction to Milano saying she got misty watching Biden?
As you might expect, not everyone was crying tears of joy over Biden's speech — and they let Milano have it:
- "He read a teleprompter for 7 minutes without falling over, threatening a blue collar worker, calling someone a 'dog-faced pony soldier,['] or saying he was running for the Senate. Truly inspiring."
- "... he pokes people in the chest and arm, punches shoulders, leans into their faces while yelling and jabbing a finger at them. All aggressive actions and inappropriate."
- "He makes many people cry, you are not alone, especially the young women when he is smelling their hair."
- "What leadership? What has he done to this point to combat the virus? Giving feel good speeches isn't an accomplishment."
- "Wasn't Joe VP in 2010? As of mid-March 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that about 59 million Americans contracted the H1N1 virus, 265,000 were hospitalized as a result, and 12,000 died."
(H/T: BizPac Review)