CNN did a town hall event focused on the Coronavirus on Thursday night, which featured talks with various officials and experts.
At one point, they brought on actor Sean Penn, apparently because he did some work with the U.S. military in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake there.
He still seemed like an odd choice for this event.
About Haiti, he said:
“There were the Army Corps of Engineers, we had an extraordinary amount of help from them deploying doctors all over the country from the military and the 82nd Airborne in particular with access to helicopters.”
Basically, Penn is advocating for the U.S. Military to assume operations during this crisis. That seems like an odd suggestion coming from someone as widely known as left wing.
"There is no greater humanitarian force on the planet than the United States military… it's really time to give the military the full breadth and control of this operation."
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) March 20, 2020
People had thoughts about this:
Anderson's are you eluding to invoking MARTIAL LAW? https://t.co/2i41ZJrmyk
— KnightoftheTemple (@KnightoftheTemp) March 20, 2020
He can run relief efforts in Venezuela or Iran and that would be fine.
— ScottTheEffenBot (@Bob12958595) March 20, 2020
Says the guy who loved Hugo Chávez soooo much. https://t.co/tzf4bWOmpE
— Milky Grace (@realmilkygrace) March 20, 2020
That chyron alone should be enough to shut CNN down. On what planet did a barely coherent socialist douchebag actor seem like a reasonable source of expertise on military pandemic response? What drugs is your producer on? https://t.co/66Z1Kf0y7k
— Whatever (@DRussell76) March 20, 2020
What an odd time we are living in right now.