Thank You, President Trump, For Your Leadership and Strength

Your exemplary crisis management skills are helping save lives and keeping our economy afloat.

Dear President Trump,

Schoolteachers, parents, and the education community in Philadelphia as well as across America would like to thank you for your leadership and strength during these trying times. Your tireless work to find treatments for COVID-19 — which has involved the fast-tracking of the very promising Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine — may have just brought us the medicine we need to stop the spread of the virus and bring our country back to business as usual. Your push for a $1 trillion stimulus package, which will help businesses stay afloat and Americans pay their mortgages and student loans, is also a great help. So great, in fact, even your biggest political opponents are praising you, like NYC’s mayor Bill de Blasio, and Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar.

COVID-19, which is basically a nasty strain of the flu, comes straight out of Communist China, and is communist in nature in that Soviet-style propaganda — in coordination with the oppression of freedom — allowed the virus to evolve and spread and come into America. Thank you, President Trump, for restricting air travel from China way back in January, despite protests from folks who called the ban xenophobia; this decision, as acknowledged by Dr. Anthony Fauci, was “one of the things we did right,” and helped contain COVID-19, saving countless lives.

Unfortunately, some national media along with local Philadelphia politicians and journalists are using COVID-19 as a way to continue to slander you despite your best efforts, purposefully misrepresenting your statements on the “Chinese virus,” claiming you’re spewing racist and xenophobic hatred against Asian Americans. On March 19, 6ABC wrote a story that harassment against Asian Americans in Philadelphia has increased due to the association with COVID-19, suggesting your use of the phrase “Chinese virus” has provoked these anti-Asian behaviors. Instead of clarifying that you used the phrase to keep people safe in the future by holding China accountable for their mishandling of the virus — which allowed it to spread all over the globe as the Chinese government tried to cover its tracks — journalists like those at 6ABC and other political leaders have suggested you are attacking Chinese Americans.

This is clearly not the case. As The Atlantic wrote in a story headlined, “China Is Avoiding Blame by Trolling the World”:

The evidence of China’s deliberate cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan is a matter of public record. In suppressing information about the virus, doing little to contain it, and allowing it to spread unchecked in the crucial early days and weeks, the regime imperiled not only its own country and its own citizens but also the more than 100 nations now facing their own potentially devastating outbreaks. More perniciously, the Chinese government censored and detained those brave doctors and whistleblowers who attempted to sound the alarm and warn their fellow citizens when they understood the gravity of what was to come.

Your use of the phrase “Chinese virus” is clearly done to hold Communist China accountable, which is why the attempt by the Philadelphia media and others to twist it into racist and xenophobic hatred is inappropriate and disingenuous. For these behaviors I apologize.

Thank you President Trump for your strength and leadership during this time of crisis. All of us will soon be back to business as usual, as not only are treatments like Chloroquine rapidly developing, but Americans are now putting things in proper perspective, and understand life must go on. We will overcome both the medical and economic setback of COVID-19, and with your continued help, our country will be stronger and wiser as a result.

Sincerely,

Philly Teachers for Trump

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