The folks at CNN have truly lost their minds.
They have an amazing ability to find fault with anything Trump does, but this is an especially insane example.
The Trump administration has put together a task force to deal with the Coronavirus, and the folks at CNN are angry about the supposed lack of diversity in the group.
Really. Take a look:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 30, 2020
From the story:
Coronavirus task force another example of Trump administration’s lack of diversity
It’s a statement that’s as predictable as it is infuriating: President Donald Trump’s administration lacks diversity.
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.)
CNN got dragged on Twitter for this:
There might be some bigger concerns related to Coronavirus than whether there are sufficient people of certain races or genders in a particular picture… https://t.co/genBiVYjK3
— (((AG))) (@AGHamilton29) January 30, 2020
This needs to be fixed immediately.
When I lay dying of bat soup fever, I want to be able to say that the task force may not have been the most qualified, but goddamn they were a diverse bunch.
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@CarpeDonktum) January 30, 2020
Me, dying of a new plague in the back of ambulance rushing me to hospital: "Wait, stop this car. Was the task force convened to fight this contagion representative of all groups from the community at large? If not let me out right now."
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 31, 2020
CNN just can’t help themselves.