Hollywood Actor Dennis Quaid stunned the left when he praised President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak.
It’s rare for a Hollywood star to praise the President, such is the animosity towards Trump by the critics on the left. But this guy did more than that, he threw a little shame towards the Dems telling them now is not the time to play the blame game.
Speaking to the Daily Beast, Quad said in Trump’s defense: “Well, New York had a chance to buy thousands of ventilators at a very good price like two years ago, but I don’t want to get into the finger-pointing, because Cuomo is doing a great job out there working for the people of his state.”
“And I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states—and all of the American people—what they need, and also trying to hold our economy together and be prepared for when this is all over.”
“I don’t want to get into petty arguments about it. There’s a lot of talk about how South Korea handled the crisis, and the thing about South Korea is they’re still in a state of war with North Korea and are always on the alert for all kinds of threats—nuclear threats, biological threats—so I would imagine that had something to do with how quickly they were able to respond to it.”
“Oh, I think that we did too though. As soon as we found out what the threat was -China wasn’t really revealing to the rest of the world what was going on.”
“Five million people I heard had fled the Wuhan province before they had quarantined it, and were all over the world and allowed to come to this country.”
“There was no warning whatsoever. The virus probably started back in November, and we didn’t learn about it until January.”
He continued, “But Trump did do the travel ban to China, and then to Europe very quickly afterward, and he was castigated by a lot of members of Congress, who were just getting out of the impeachment, that it was racist what he was doing.”
“It’s a good thing we had that travel ban at the time. You know, the world has never experienced this, and I don’t think it’s a time to be political. I think it’s just time to get behind our government and have everybody do what they can.”
“If you want to point blame after, that’s another story, but right now I think we all just really need to come together on this.”
“To get back to your original question, I do appreciate that Trump is giving the briefings and on television every day giving out the information, and I think they have great people handling it,” he said.
“Just one more thing out side of that: Despite presidents, Congress, and political parties, this is the United States of America, and we’re a very adaptable people in situations like this, and I think we’re all going to get through it. My heart goes out to everyone.”