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Walter Reed attending physician blasts Trump for irresponsible COVID Joyride

Dr. James Phillips, a treating doctor at Walter Reed, has beaten Trump for irresponsibly infecting others with his photo op joyride.

Dr. Phillips tweeted:

This presidential SUV is not only bulletproof, but also hermetically sealed against chemical attack. The risk of COVID19 transmission inside is as high as outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is amazing. My mind is forced to gamble with the Secret Service.

– Dr. James P. Phillips, MD (@DrPhillipsMD) October 4, 2020

Dr. Phillips wasn't alone. NYC Emergency Doctor Craig A. Spencer tweeted:

BREAKING: Shortly after saying “I learned a lot about COVID”, the president is taking a joyride in an enclosed space with presumably #COVID19 negative people while taking experimental drugs. Pic.twitter.com/q3uc3YYLrg

– Craig Spencer, MD MPH (@Craig_A_Spencer) October 4, 2020

The medical community appears appalled by Trump's demonstrated irresponsibility. The president felt he could take the narrative back and generate good publicity by reassuring followers that he was fine, but the backlash was immediate. The message sent by Trump is that he has not learned anything from receiving the coronavirus.

He showed that he will continue to risk the lives of others without worrying about their welfare or safety.

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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.

Awards and professional memberships

Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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