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Democratic socialist tweets 'solidarity' with idea of exposing Trump supporters to coronavirus


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Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca tweeted her "solidarity" with the notion of infecting President Donald Trump's supporters with coronavirus.

What are the details?

CdeBaca, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, voiced her support for a social media user with the handle @SuePersists who said that they would attempt to spread coronavirus, if diagnosed, to as many Trump voters as possible.

The original tweet, which has since been deleted, featured a tweet from @SuePersists that said, "For the record, if I do get the coronavirus I'm attending every MAGA rally I can."

CdeBaca retweeted the image, writing, "#solidarity Yaaaas!!" with a string of emojis.

On Monday, CdeBaca responded to the Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra, who called the councilwoman out for making the odd show of support for the decidedly harmful assertion.

CdeBaca wrote, "1. Are you listening to ANYTHING Trump has said about the virus? 2. Do you realize Trump reduced the virus to a common flu? 3. I know sarcasm is hard to read in a tweet, but you are usually a bit quicker than this. Next time I will use more emoji's just 4 you."

Guess what's not funny

At the time of this writing, coronavirus has sickened tens of thousands of people around the world and has killed at least 3,000 more.

As of Monday, the CDC says there are at least 90 confirmed cases of coronavirus — or COVID-19 — in the United States.

CNN reports that coronavirus has infected residents in at least 12 states at the time of this writing, including Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin.

The number is surely to climb steadily in the coming days and weeks.

The epicenter of the worldwide outbreak — Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province in China — has seen more than 80,000 confirmed cases of the virus and 2,912 related deaths.

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