CNN is being widely ridiculed for publishing an article that criticizes President Trump’s Coronovirus task force for not being “diverse” enough.
In the article, Brandon Tensley writes:
On Tuesday, Trump tweeted photos of a briefing he’d received on the new coronavirus spreading out of China.
“We will continue to monitor the ongoing developments,” the President said in his post. “We have the best experts anywhere in the world, and they are on top of it 24/7!”
Who are these experts? They’re largely the same sorts of white men (and a couple women on the sidelines) who’ve dominated the Trump administration from the very beginning.
By contrast, former President Barack Obama’s circle of advisers in the face of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa was hardly so monochromatic. Neither was it so abysmal in terms of gender diversity. (Of course, to contextualize, Obama’s administration, on the whole, was far more diverse than Trump’s.)
And yet, as unsurprising as the diversity issue in the Trump era has become, it’s still worth pointing out from time to time, especially as the country approaches the 2020 presidential election in earnest.
Here is just a small sample of the responses to CNN.
Everyone hates you.
— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) January 31, 2020
— Tony B (@RealTonyB) January 30, 2020
I guess cures comes in color
— Kambree Kawahine Koa – Text EMPOWER to 88022 (@KamVTV) January 31, 2020
You are so committed to keeping your low ratings.
— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) January 30, 2020
Darn white people trying to find a cure!
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) January 30, 2020
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