Dave Portnoy is the founder of the popular sports site Barstool Sports.
He recently put out a video on Twitter about the Coronavirus shutdowns and it instantly went viral.
He talks about how we were told to flatten the curve, which we did. So why are we still shut down?
FOX News has details:
Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy lets loose with profane monologue against coronavirus lockdowns
Barstool founder Dave Portnoy, known by fans as “El Presidente,” went viral Wednesday on Twitter with a profane rant fighting back against coronavirus lockdowns.
Entitled “Emergency Press Conference – When Did Flattening The Curve Turn Into Finding The Cure,” Portnoy emotionally warned about the plight of Americans confused over whether to stay home or go back out in the world to make a living.
“I would rather die of corona… or take my chances… I don’t want to start over,” he yelled. “There are no great options but you can’t just decimate the entire economy.”
In the U.S., as in many countries, the lockdowns have helped trigger catastrophic levels of job losses. The U.S. unemployment rate soared to 14.7 percent in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression. Roughly 30 million Americans have been out of work.
“Are we just done as humans? … You have to take risks! We’re Americans!” Portney stressed.
Watch the video below. Strong language warning:
Emergency Press Conference – When Did Flattening The Curve Turn Into Finding The Cure pic.twitter.com/ZaSTxL6Tuc
— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) May 14, 2020
People responded strongly to this.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 14, 2020
When El Presidente makes more sense than most of our elected officials…
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) May 14, 2020
This isn’t about a virus anymore
This is an open attack on America by radical leftists trying to destroy the economy
— Rogan O’Handley 🇺🇸 (@DC_Draino) May 14, 2020
God bless this man
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) May 14, 2020
It’s easy to see why Portnoy struck a nerve here.
People know we can’t go like this for much longer.