Read time: 1 minute

Shorter Trump: 'Happy Nurses Day, You're Wrong, Be Quiet'

Donald Trump contradicts a nurse who spoke to reporters about needing PPE in her hospital. Nice going, Donald.

On top of everything else and his utter failure in this crisis, Donald Trump is a jerk.

In an Oval Office ceremony designed to HONOR NURSES on National Nurses Day, Donald Trump got huffy when one of the nurses attending mentioned that, yeah, PPE is important and she needs more of it. CNN:

"I think [availability of PPE is] sporadic," answered Sophia L. Thomas, president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. "I mean, I talk to my colleagues around the country. Certainly there are pockets around the country where PPE is not ideal, but this is an unprecedented time."

"The infection control measures that we learned back when we went to school, one gown and one mask for one patient per day -- this is a different time," she said, adding that she has been reusing a single N95 mask for "a few weeks now."

"PPE has been sporadic, but it's been manageable. And we do what we have to do," Thomas said. "We are nurses and we learn to adapt and do whatever we can do for our patients to get the job done and the care provided, and that's what we will continue to do as Covid-19 continues."

President Sudafed couldn't handle a woman having the microphone for that long and being more fact-based and eloquent than he.

"Sporadic for you but not sporadic for a lot of other people," he said.

She did not make him EAT her used N95 mask. More's the pity.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage


New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team