Iconic actor Dennis Quaid recently sat down for an interview with the Daily Beast’s senior entertainment editor Marlow Stern who couldn’t wait to hear Quaid’s take on how President Donald Trump is handling the Coronavirus. It turns into an outright debate when all the actor was doing was saying what he truly believes. The Left is always ready to cancel a celebrity or public figure if their political views aren’t the same and they aren’t walking the liberal line carefully. What happened to freedom of speech?
Stern mentions that Quaid has raised quite a bit of money for hospitals and is a big patient-safety advocate then continues by asking how he thinks Trump is handling the current pandemic.
“Well, to tell you the truth, I think the president is handling it in a good way. We see him on television every day, he’s involved, and the travel ban early on was a great idea — which he did in spite of protest about that. But I don’t want to get into the protest. I’m an independent — I’ve voted both ways throughout my life, swinging like a pendulum toward what the country needed at the time — and I think this might be an opportunity for the country to come together again. World War II did that for that generation, and this might be our defining moment of a generation. It’s going to be a different world, for sure, when all this is over, and hopefully we can all be a bit more unified.” Quaid says.
The interview, apparently feeling it was his duty to correct Quaid’s political opinion, brought up February’s medical supply shipments to China and said the administration knew “full well that this pandemic was about to hit our shores.”
Quaid was ready to throw down some facts being that he was apparently thrown into a debate rather than an interview.
“We were trying to defeat the virus at its source at that time, and as I heard yesterday, Arnold Schwarzenegger and a few other people are taking planes over there and shipping a lot of it back. The states are also responsible for having stockpiles of their own, according to their own needs. You know, New York, I really feel for those people and I think they’re doing their best to get them everything they need. We’ll figure that all out when it’s over, as far as whether anybody died because they couldn’t get a ventilator in a hospital. I haven’t heard reports about that, have you?”
Marlow then goes on to say that there have been reports about people dying because New York doesn’t have enough ventilators so they are practicing “ventilator-sharing.” He then mentions certain states like Florida getting what they asked for as far as supplies go, while New York, isn’t receiving anywhere near the levels they asked for.
“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 [New York Gov. Andrew] 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.” Quaid says.
The interviewer continues to insist the Trump Administration has failed to take quick action in which Quaid hit back that they did. China wasn’t revealing to the rest of the world what was going on. The virus was probably going on since November and the US didn’t learn about it until January.
Marlow STILL insists Trump acted too late in which Quaid brings up the travel ban which was apparently “racist” when he was just taking measures against the origin of the disease and that we needed to stop pointing the finger at people.
Then they went on discussing Quaid’s favorite president, Ronald Reagan, in which Marlow found room to criticize the 1980’s AIDS crisis.
“You’re right about that,” the actor replied. “I think when it first came out, the whole country in general really considered that to be a ‘gay disease’ and handled it badly from the start. You know in some way, I think we all get the president we deserve at the time. The presidency reflects society.”
That pretty much ended the interview. A celebrity getting dragged into a debate on what he believes. What a typical Liberal move. Now we have to wait for the fake news to start trashing him too.