Denver councilwoman 'likes' the idea of infecting Trump rallies with coronavirus, gets slammed
Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca had expressed solidarity by retweeting a Trump critic that has landed her in thick soup with the Republicans on social media who are now demanding her resignation
A Colorado councilwoman faced major backlash along with calls to resign from office after she retweeted a post that threatened to deliberately infect supporters of President Trump with coronavirus.
Denver Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca retweeted a Trump critic who said, "For the record, if I do get the coronavirus I'm attending every MAGA rally I can." She was referring to Trump's famous Make America Great Again rallies, The Denver Post reports.
CdeBaca captioned the post saying, "#solidarity Yaaaas!!"
The councilwoman sparked a furious response from Republicans on social media. Several called for her to be fired from her post and urged the authorities to step in.
Besides, the Colorado Republican Party deemed the tweet "disgusting" for "wishing harm on Americans who have different political beliefs."
"Councilwoman CdeBaca praising a social media post calling for Trump supporters to be infected with the coronavirus is simply disgusting. There can be no room in our politics for wishing harm on Americans who have different political beliefs," the party said in a statement. "Democrats in Colorado and across the country need to condemn this evil statement. In light of these comments, the Colorado Republican Party is calling on Councilwoman CdeBaca to resign immediately."
In response to one of the tweets, CdeBaca said, "1. Are you listening to ANYTHING Trump has said about the virus? 2. Do you realize Trump reduced the virus to a common flu? 3. I know sarcasm is hard to read in a tweet, but you are usually a bit quicker than this. Next time I will use more emoji's just 4 you."
Furthermore, her office also defended her actions.
According to them, CdeBaca was not wishing the deadly disease on Trump supporters, but mocking the president's response to the spread of the disease, which they claimed needed further action.
"Councilwoman CdeBaca made a sarcastic tweet on Twitter to call attention to the Trump administration's downplaying of the Coronavirus outbreak as a 'hoax' no more dangerous than the common flu," the statement from CdeBaca's office said. "Rather than conservative outlets making a four-day-old Tweet their focus on Super Tuesday, they should focus their energy on demanding a competent Federal response to this public health crisis instead."