Mike Pence is the new US coronavirus czar and people aren’t reassured – 5 viral reactions
Mike Pence, Donald Trump’s extremely conservative Christian VP, really doesn’t exude an air of competence, apart from when compared to the actual president.
His record on health initiatives isn’t the best; as Governor of Indiana, he failed to support proposed health measures to combat the spread of HIV, leading to a large-scale outbreak, for which he failed to declare a state of emergency for so long that the problem escalated massively.
With this history, he’s not the first person you’d expect to become the coordinator of the US response to the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, yet here we are.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 26, 2020
It’s fair to say that people have exactly the low expectations of his success that you’d think.
so now our best bet is to tell pence that viruses reproduce without needing the union of a male and female cell and hope that makes him angry enough to fight it https://t.co/aeF9dcHezM
— maura quint (@behindyourback) February 27, 2020
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) February 26, 2020
In the virus apocalypse novel, this press conference would be followed by a scene of the virus infecting an entire city. https://t.co/AERlijOJGK
— Shon Richards (@shonrichards) February 27, 2020
I feel so safe knowing mike pence will just electroshock the coronavirus out of us if we get it https://t.co/5W4c9ggG40
— davey🥺 (@jerseyh0mo) February 27, 2020
He put the guy who thinks you can catch “gay” in charge of an international pandemic https://t.co/0IqAr7fZYC
— Mike Holland (@Lifeofholland1) February 27, 2020
Writer, Jesse Hawken, quite probably hit on the homophobic Pence’s favoured approach.
Coronavirus Conversion Therapy https://t.co/9HjfsuVrX2
— Jesse Hawken (@jessehawken) February 26, 2020
Because there’s always a joke, the best comment on Mike Pence’s appointment comes from his own boss.
Obama just appointed an Ebola Czar with zero experience in the medical area and zero experience in infectious disease control. A TOTAL JOKE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2014
Oh well, America – it’s been nice knowing you.