An unnamed doctor who had been treating Ebola patients in Africa has returned to the United States for treatment after exposure to the virus, resulting in the latest example of hypocrisy from President Donald Trump.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is currently experiencing one of the deadliest Ebola outbreaks in history as over 300 people have already died as doctors from around the world assist in treating patients to help contain it.
An American doctor is among the heroes who braved exposure to help others, but his exposure to the virus required him to fly back into the United States for treatment.
According to a CNN report:
“An American was possibly exposed to Ebola while recently providing medical assistance in Congo, according to a release from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health.
“‘This person may have been exposed to the virus but is not ill and is not contagious,’ said Ted Cieslak, infectious diseases specialist with Nebraska Medicine and associate professor of epidemiology in the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Public Health. ‘Should any symptoms develop, the Nebraska Medicine/UNMC team is among the most qualified in the world to deal with them.'”
Normally, this would not be a big deal and we should absolutely treat this doctor and any other Americans who come home for treatment after risking their own health to help people.
But the only reason this is not normal is because of a Twitter attack Trump launched against former President Barack Obama in 2014 when several doctors had to return for treatment due to exposure to Ebola:
If this doctor, who so recklessly flew into New York from West Africa,has Ebola,then Obama should apologize to the American people & resign!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 23, 2014
Yes, Trump really did demand Obama apologize and resign because he allowed a doctor to return home to seek treatment for Ebola.
Yet, Trump has allowed a doctor exposed to Ebola into the country for treatment four years later.
And it’s not even the first old tweet to bite Trump on the ass this month as a 2013 tweet called for Obama to be fired over a government shutdown that year.
Talk about hypocrisy. Only this time, Americans won’t mind at all if Trump apologizes and resigns.
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