Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro joked on “The Story” Wednesday that the coronavirus have to be the “wokest virus in existence” since Democratic leaders in cities throughout America haven’t warned protesters concerning the perils of violating social distancing tips.
“[New York City Mayor Bill] De Blasio was screaming, ‘You’re going to kill your grandmother!’ if you went out within a 100-foot radius of another person without a mask on,” Shapiro advised Martha MacCallum, “after which he says as lengthy as you’re protesting issues he needs you to protest, then you definitely can breathe throughout anyone that you wish to breathe throughout.
“The fact is, unfortunately, in cities like New York and Los Angeles, the governance structures and the incentive structures are such that hamstringing the police and telling the police that on the one hand they are supposed to keep law and order, [but] on the other hand they can’t actually do anything to keep law and order, it turns out that does not end with good results,” he added. “You see [Los Angeles] County under curfew again tonight. A county of 10 million people that cannot get lawlessness under order.”
Shapiro then turned to an open letter signed by greater than 1,200 self-described “public health professionals, infectious disease professions and community stakeholders” that supported protests over the dying of George Floyd and browse, partially: “White supremacy is a lethal public health issue that predates and contributes to COVID-19.”
“These people are doctors like Dr. Nick is a doctor on ‘The Simpsons,'” he stated. “That is insanity at a excessive degree.
“Either this is the wokest virus in existence — it only kills people that are protesting against lockdown while it preserves people who are protesting against alleged systematic racism — or everybody is lying and they basically have different priorities,” he stated.
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“I don’t think the virus changed, I think the priorities changed.”
Shaprio went on to fireplace a broadside at New Jersey Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy, who he known as an “idiot” for suggesting “that it’s one factor to open your corporation and one other to protest, or Invoice de Blasio who says that it’s one factor [if] they wish to go to synagogues or church buildings and one other factor to protest.
“The virus does not care,” the commentator concluded. “I was informed five seconds ago in the virus do not care, now it does care if you are backing a particular cause.”