Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer couldn’t waste an opportunity to take a cheap shot at President Trump.
Following the President’s diagnosis Schumer stated that what happened to Trump is what happens to people who ignore science.
According to Fox News:
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Friday said that President Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis shows what happens “when you ignore science,” in a Friday statement that also said that he is praying for the president and first lady Melania Trump, who tested positive for the coronavirus overnight as well.
“I wish President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump and any White House staff members who are infected a speedy recovery. I join the nation in praying for the First Family’s health and safety,” Schumer, D-N.Y., said.
He added: “What happened to President Trump is a reminder of why the whole country, including Senators and staff, must follow the science and follow the protocols laid out by the CDC and public health officials. When you ignore the science, you don’t wear a mask, and you don’t follow social distancing guidelines, it puts you and everyone around you at risk.”
Schumer “strict adherence” to health guidelines must extend to Barrett & “anyone she was in contact with. It must also include people in the Senate with whom those individuals came into contact with, and their contacts.”
— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) October 2, 2020
Also positive for the coronavirus is top White House aide Hope Hicks, who began feeling symptoms of the disease on Wednesday night and tested positive Thursday morning. That means the White House knew an aide who spends significant time with the president was positive for the coronavirus before Trump went to Bedminster, N.J., Thursday for a fundraising event. The news of Hicks’ coronavirus diagnosis did not break until Thursday night and the Trumps’ results were released early Friday morning.
Schumer has also called on the White House to begin immediately contact tracing according to CDC guidelines.