'Shame on You, Donald Trump': Chelsea Clinton Reacts to News of COVID Outbreak in the Secret Service


Chelsea Clinton appeared to blame President Donald Trump for the recent coronavirus outbreak within the Secret Service.

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took to Twitter to say "shame on you" to Trump. On Friday, Washington Post reported that over 130 members of the Secret Service have to isolate after testing positive for or being exposed to the coronavirus, after traveling during Trump's campaign for reelection.

"Shame on you, ⁦@realDonaldTrump,⁩ and your family," Clinton wrote. "You put those sworn to protect you at risk with your reckless, dangerous choices. Hope every Secret Service agent and their family members receive the same care you did if they get sick from #covid19."

Others online agreed with Clinton. "I personally would love to see everybody who was indirectly infected in any way by these rallies and those attending the rallies to sue Trump directly for his blatant disregard for this public health crisis," one person wrote. "The spiking state numbers follow the Trump train."

"What kind of sick wicked president infects his entire security staff. How is this not Criminal?" another asked.

The spread of the coronavirus among Secret Service members appears to be connected to Trump rallies leading up to Election Day. "White House staff largely eschew wearing masks, despite public health guidelines that they help contain the spread of the virus, and some Secret Service officers on duty at the complex have also been seen without them," the Washington Post noted.

Trump held nearly 50 campaign events between when he recovered from getting the coronavirus himself and Election Day. At the time, the states he visited were covid hotspots.

Some Secret Service members also accompanied Trump while he was driven past his supporters while still being treated for the coronavirus. On October 5, the president's 15-minute trip was considered "insanity" by Walter Reed physician Dr. James P. Phillips.

The Secret Service said they are taking all safety measures they can amid the outbreak."The USSS is taking all necessary precautions and putting anyone who is considered close contact in quarantine," an official for the Secret Service said, adding, "There has been zero impact on the mission. Staffing levels are high enough to manage."

Roughly 10 percent of the president's security team has been sidelined. "Being down more than 100 officers is very problematic," one former senior Secret Service supervisor told the Washington Post. "That does not bode well for White House security."

The news of the Secret Service coronavirus outbreak comes the day after over 150,000 cases of covid-19 were reported in the United States, along with 66,606 people currently hospitalized.


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