As the world battles the deadly coronavirus outbreak, United States President Donald Trump urged its citizens to “take it easy” and that “it will all pass” in a bid to calm the people who are panic buying and leaving aisles at supermarkets empty. While the US President made the comments on March 16 in a news conference at White House, the internet users were not seen impressed by the comments. Not only did the netizens point out the “disappointment” of Trump administration's handling of the crisis but some of them also posted images of empty markets and declining stocks, which do not fall in synergy with Trump's assurance that he has talked to maintain the production of the goods.
Trump said, “But you don’t have to buy so much. Take it easy. Just relax. People are going in and they’re buying more. I remember, I guess, during the conversation, Doug of Walmart said that they’re buying more than they buy at Christmas. Relax. We’re doing great. It all will pass.”
America's retailers are working hard to keep food and essentials stocked for the American public, and there is no need to hoard products.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 15, 2020
"They have it totally in hand," President @realDonaldTrump said. pic.twitter.com/AoRK7IuAKK
While most netizens were left unimpressed by Trump's comments because the panic among citizens has been increasing as the death toll of the country as of March 16 remains at 69 with at least 3,802 confirmed cases. One of the Twitter users also said that the US President “lacks credibility” while someone else said that the supply chain is dismantled.
It's sad in a way, that he lacks both credibility and empathy at this point in his presidency.— M Pohl (@Maelvampyre) March 16, 2020
Narrator: Americans should absolutely start hoarding products.— AtlCityBoy (@AtlCityBoy) March 15, 2020
QE - “makes me very happy”— Colin Sutherland (@cpsutherland) March 16, 2020
"I think that people in the market should be very thrilled.”
"Take it easy. Relax."
Virus - “we have tremendous control of.”
No sympathy to those who have died. Repeated lies. Relax?
No one is relaxed Mr. President.#TrumpIsAMoron pic.twitter.com/dB6Ii24f6v
“Take it easy, just relax” thank you, @realDonaldTrump, now I know what to say to you to ease your mind in a difficult time in your life, which will be when you go to prison and watch your kids head in to prison too. Relax.— Sarvenaz MADANI (@SarvenazMadani) March 16, 2020
Please rest and take it easy. Follow Trump's example and do nothing...— EssenViews - Silence Kills Democracy (@essenviews) March 15, 2020
Oh no! The grocery stores will stay open and fully stocked. If donnie said it, we're doomed.— I was This is Me 🆘🇺🇸🌊🐾 (@lbockstieger) March 15, 2020
When @realDonaldTrump says ‘They have it totally in hand’ I and the rest of the country totally freaks out! And so does the Dow Jones future!— Peter van Es 🐬🏝🦋🌊 (@musicima) March 15, 2020