Time to unite to fight coronavirus
Here's the bad news: America is at war.
Not with a foreign enemy or a terrorist regime like the Islamic State Group. We're at war with a highly contagious global virus, a pandemic, commonly known as the coronavirus. In order to combat, and ultimately destroy, this pernicious enemy threatening public health, our way of life and the U.S. economy, all Americans must put partisanship aside and practice unity.
We're in this fight together.
After all, COVID-19 doesn't discriminate. It doesn't care if you're a Bernie Bro, a Trump supporter or rooting for former Vice President Joe Biden in the upcoming presidential election. The coronavirus impacts us all in one way or another. As such, we must view this spiraling public health crisis as an opportunity to rise as one and support each other like Bostonians did in the aftermath of the 2013 marathon bombing.
Bostonians quickly rose to the challenge, and an entire city came together. We rallied. We supported victims and their families. We rebuilt. We healed. We carried on. Same with New Yorkers during 9/11. Our entire country came together.
The good news is America has triumphed in the face of every moment of adversity that's been put before us throughout history. Today is no different. The face of the enemy has changed but not our resolve. That will never waver.
On Wednesday, the president tweeted: "The Media should view this as a time of unity and strength. We have a common enemy, actually, an enemy of the World, the CoronaVirus. We must beat it as quickly and safely as possible. There is nothing more important to me than the life & safety of the United States!"
Key takeaway: "a time of unity and strength." Let that be your daily mantra.
This week, the governor of California, Gavin Newsom, did an admirable service for our country. The far-left politician, who does not see eye to eye with the president on a variety of issues, put partisan politics aside and praised the Trump administration's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
"We had a private conversation, but he (President Trump) said, 'We're gonna do the right thing' and 'You have my support, all of our support, logistically, and otherwise," said Newsom. "He (Trump) said everything that I could have hoped for. Every single thing he said, they followed through on."