New Orleans Mayor Blames President Trump for Not Shutting Down Mardi Gras


If there was ever a time to refrain from passing the buck, it would be now.

We are a nation under siege by an enemy that only those of us working in the medical field can see.  This is a time for unity and teamwork in America, with each and every one of us having a role to play in the realm of “social distancing”.

Furthermore, this is a time of individual responsibility, as our actions last week will affect the outcome of today, as our actions today will affect how many will become ill in a week.

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That’s why the latest blame-gaming from the City of New Orleans is so disheartening.

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Thursday on CNN, New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said her city was given “no red flag” from Homeland Security, FBI or the CDC to cancel the Mardi Gras celebrations to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

She argued the agencies follow the “response of our national leader,” who Cantrell said was not taking it seriously.

Anchor Wolf Blitzer said, “Experts say, Mayor, that the Mardi Gras celebrations at the end of February in New Orleans may have actually played a role in accelerating the spread of this virus. More than a million people came to your beautiful city at the time. We are showing some video of that right now. At the time, Mayor, did you have any guidance from health experts on the potential risk of coronavirus?”

Cantrell answered, “Well, you know that the city of New Orleans as it relates to Mardi Gras, we plan Mardi Gras as a year-long effort. Around a part of our unified command is the federal government. Homeland Security, as well as the FBI. So in reaching out, meaning my health directors and public safety officials, every step of the way consulted with federal partners as well as the CDC in reference to COVID-19.”

Cantrell’s suggestion would open the floodgates for authoritarian chaos in America, as it pushes for the federal government to be solely responsible for large gatherings…such as protests.

This is just another unacceptable and baseless attack on Donald Trump, and exploiting the coronavirus to do so is an ugly evolution of this “resistance” schtick.

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