WATCH: Drive-By Protest Piles Up Mock Coronavirus Body Bags at Doorstep of Trump’s DC Hotel
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow slammed President Donald Trump as disassociated from the nation’s rising Covid-19 death toll, and highlighted a drive-by protest in the nation’s capital on Thursday that piled up mock coronavirus body bags in front of the president’s DC hotel.
“That was a little bit of what it looked like today in the rain, in downtown Washington, D.C., as a long line of cars processed pretty slowly, from the White House, down through the streets of DC, slowly, all in a line, with their hazards flashing,” Maddow said on her Thursday night show. “But this was different for a couple of reasons. Number one, they were honking for the most part. And number two, they were not going to a cemetery. They were going to President Trump’s downtown Washington, D.C. hotel. You can see the signs on some of the cars: ‘Trump lies, people die.’ And then you can see the body bags. People got out of those vehicles, and laid body bags at the threshold of President Trump’s hotel.”
“The U.S. death toll from coronavirus, as of today, is staggering,” Maddow added for context, as video of the protest played. “As of today, 48,902 Americans have been killed. And that’s just over the course of about a month.” She then noted that, just earlier this week, Trump suggested the overall death toll from the disease might end up around 50,000 or 60,000.
“Barring some kind of miracle, the U.S. death toll will hit 50,000 by this weekend, easy,” Maddow pointed out. “But I don’t know if the president knows that. And so the people who are mad at the president about this response, people are starting to pile up body bags in front of his hotel, because maybe that at least might capture his attention, maybe that will let him know that the real body count is.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.
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