Donald Trump Jr. on Friday slammed a New York Times opinion piece labeling the coronavirus outbreak as "Trumpvirus," and efforts to politicize the outbreak and President Donald Trump's response, as being "truly sick."
"I don't know if this is coronavirus or 'Trump derangement syndrome,' but these people are infected badly to run that in The New York Times," the president's oldest son said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends."
In her opinion piece, Times opinion columnist Gail Collins lambasted the president's reaction to the virus' spread, including his decision to put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of coordinating response efforts.
"We've seen this play out for four years," Trump Jr. said, accusing Democrats and Trump's opponents of trying to "take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people so that they could end Donald Trump's streak of winning" and calling that a "new level of sickness."
Last week, when Trump shut down travel to and from China, Democrats called it an "overreaction," his son said, but "now they're flipping that. They can have it both ways because no one in the media will actually cover themselves honestly. I think the American people have seen it for what it is and it's an absolute travesty."
He also slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her comments denying Trump's assertion that the stock market has been dropping after the Democrats' debate and talk of socialism under frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders.
"When you see socialism, communism, plans where you have to pay for your healthcare, you have to pay for your education, but you also have to pay for illegal immigrants education, and everything like that, that kind of uncertainty also destabilizes markets," said Trump Jr.
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