Democrat Rep. John Garamendi (D-CA) blasted Don Trump Jr. on MSNBC, after he slammed the Dems for taking advantage of a serious situation like the coronavirus situation.
“Anything that they can use to try to hurt Trump, they will,” Don Trump Jr. said on Fox News this morning.
“Anything he does in a positive sense…like we heard from the reporter that was just suspended from ABC, they will not give him credit for.”
“I don’t know if this is coronavirus or Trump Derangement Syndrome, but these people are infected badly,” Trump Jr. said.
“For them to try to take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people so that they can end Donald Trump’s streak of winning is a new level of sickness,” he added.
“To run that in The New York Times, this isn’t Vox, this isn’t one of those left-wing journals…this is The New York Times writing this with seriousness, it’s truly sick,” he said about the NYT piece calling this the “Trumpvirus.”
“Now those same Democrats last week, when my father shut down travel to and from China, were saying it’s an overreaction, it’s a disaster, ‘you’re being xenophobic.’ Now, they’re flipping that.”
Appearing on MSNBC just few minutes after, Rep. John Garamendi whose district has the first case of community transmission hit back and threatened “serious altercation” against Trump Jr. if he repeated those remarks around him.
“He should not be near me when he says that,” the congressman said.
Why not?” the MSNBC host asked.
“There would be a serious altercation,” the California Democrat said.
“That is just totally outrageous. I can assure you that there’s not a Democrat or Republican in Congress that wants anybody to be sick.”