Post by Admin on Mar 4, 2020 11:50:14 GMT
Denver councilwoman tweets 'solidarity' with spreading coronavirus at Trump rallies
Washington Examiner | March 03, 2020
A Denver city councilwoman appeared to cheer on a message about spreading the coronavirus at one of President Trump's rallies.
Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca, a Democrat, enthusiastically responded last week to a tweet that featured a graphic that said, “For the record, if I do get the coronavirus I’m attending every MAGA rally I can."
Her quote tweet said, "#solidarity Yaaaas!!" along with five emojis, three of which were faces laughing so hard that they were crying.
The councilwoman later responded to a reporter's tweet, saying,
After publication, the councilwoman told the Washington Examiner she "made a sarcastic tweet on Twitter to call attention to the Trump administration's downplaying of the coronavirus outbreak as a 'hoax' no more dangerous than the common flu. Rather than conservative outlets making a four-days-old tweet their focus on Super Tuesday, they should focus their energy on demanding a competent federal response to this public health crisis instead."
"1. Are you listening to ANYTHING Trump has said about the virus? 2. Do you realize Trump reduced the virus to a common flu? 3. I know sarcasm is hard to read in a tweet, but you are usually a bit quicker than this. Next time I will use more emoji's just 4 you."
The Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment.
Globally, more than 89,000 people have been infected with the virus, and more than 3,000 people have died. Six U.S. citizens have died from the virus.
CdeBaca made headlines last year with comments that had people labeling her a communist.
"I don’t believe our current economic system actually works. Um, capitalism by design is extractive, and in order to generate profit in a capitalist system, something has to be exploited, that’s land, labor, or resources," she said at a candidate forum last April. "And I think that we’re in late-phase capitalism, and we know it doesn’t work and we have to move into something new. And I believe in community ownership of land, labor, resources, and distribution of those resources."
CdeBaca told the Colorado Independent that she does not identify as a communist, preferring instead the label "anarchist."