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President Trump told Americans and specifically citizens of New York and Los Angeles that he would be sending help to the healthcare system via the USNS Comfort and the USNS Mercy.
These ships are specially designed military hospitals. The statistics given from the Navy’s website say that the Mercy and Comfort both contain, “12 fully-equipped operating rooms, a 1,000-bed hospital facility, digital radiological services, a medical laboratory, a pharmacy, an optometry lab, a CAT-scan and two oxygen-producing plants.”
These ships have been used for various humanitarian aid in the past, including to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria.
The insufferable MSNBC host, Rachel Maddow, took to her platform last week to bash the President, claiming that there is no way these ships could get there by this week.
Maddow said on her program, “in terms of the happy talk we’ve had on this front from the federal government there is no sign that the Navy hospital ships that the President made such a big deal of, the Comfort and the Mercy, there is no sign that they’ll be anywhere on-site, helping out anywhere in the country for weeks yet. The President said when he announced that those ships would be put into action against the COVID-19 epidemic he said, ” One of those ships will be operational in New York harbor by next week.” That is nonsense; it will not be there next week.”
FLASHBACK: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow: "nonsense" hospital ship will be in NYC soon.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) March 30, 2020
Did you catch that?
“THAT IS NONSENSE IT WILL NOT BE THERE NEXT WEEK.”
Do you see how smug she is, and how confident in her prediction? She honestly thinks that she is going to call Donald Trump out on national TV and he isn’t going to deliver?
Hey Rachel, when you looked out your window yesterday, were you able to catch a glimpse of this?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 30, 2020
Damn, she is a beaut.
Donald Trump delivers the USNS Mercy to LA and the USNS Comfort to New York. The New Yorkers are lucky to have a President who is highly capable of performing under pressure. Because the Governor seems less than prepared as his hospitals and emergency crew seem ill-equipped for the demanding job they were given.