In a Saturday morning tweet, Senator Chris Murphy made the provocative claim the “Trump is deliberately killing people.”
Murphy wrote “Van we take the gloves off and tell the truth? Trump is deliberately killing people.”
Murphy continued “He holds rallies where people get infected. On Thursday, no social distancing or masks, sending a clear message that the CDC should be ignored.”
He added “His plan is to kill people. Let’s just say it.”
Many Democrats, including Murphy, have been blaming Trump for holding live events during the coronavirus pandemic.
However, many have been unwilling to condemn mass protests in the wake of George Floyd’s deaths at the same time.
One Twitter user replying to Murphy responded “I’ve been saying this for months!! He wants more of us dead. He relishes in the fact that his decisions are killing people, that he has that power right now and no one can stop him. That no one can do anything except him.”
Abigail Marone replied to Murphy:
Out of curiosity, do you think these protesters are “deliberately killing people”? Or is that just something you say about your political opponents to create hysteria?
Out of curiosity, do you think these protesters are “deliberately killing people”? Or is that just something you say about your political opponents to create hysteria? pic.twitter.com/HMmCDYTRRN
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) August 29, 2020