Julia Ioffe, a GQ Magazine correspondent, poked fun at President Trump and described America as a “s*** hole country” after news came out that the United States contracted more cases of the Wuhan flu than any other nation.
Ioffe, who has been featured in mainstream outlets such as the Washington Post and the New York Times, alluded to a controversial comment statement President Trump made concerning illegal immigration.
Ioffe was referring to a New York Times report that America had leapfrogged China and Italy for the total number of Wuhan virus cases.
“In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,000 deaths — more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times,” a report Ioffe shared around stated.
Sane political observers would take the numbers coming out of Iran and China with a grain of salt.
However, Ioffe, didn’t care for that and resorted to a typical anti-Trump attack.
“Who’s the s***hole country now?” she remarked on Twitter.
Who's the shithole country now? https://t.co/7NL4aHbyHq
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) March 26, 2020
So far, the mortality rate for the U.S. is around 1.5 percent, whereas the mortality rate in China is 4.0 percent and 10.2 percent for Italy.
Ioffe has a long history of making nasty remarks, which makes her the optimal candidate for employment in the Fake News media.
In 2018, while on Jake Tapper’s show on CNN, Ioffe commented that “this president [Trump] has radicalized so many more people than ISIS ever did.”
President Trump responded to her statement by describing her as “some kind of a sick woman.”
In 2016, Ioffe was fired at Politico for an outrageous tweet where she suggested that President Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump had an incestuous relationship.
Democrats Introduce Expanded Background Check Legislation
Democrats are going to implement a background check which targets “extremism.”
Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and California Congressman Mike Thompson brought forward legislation on March 2, 2021 that aims to broaden the federal background check system on firearms sales, according to a report by The Hill.
Under The Background Check Expansion Act, gun sales and purchases between all unlicensed sellers and buyers would be subject to a mandatory background check. The background checks would not be applicable for law enforcement officers, lending out firearms for the purpose of hunting, temporary transfers for self-defense, or family members gifting a firearm.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and 43 Senate Democrats have co-sponsored this bill. Thompson, who is the chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, reintroduced this legislation in the U.S. House
“For years, the bipartisan House-passed background checks bill languished in the Senate under Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. Now, with Senate Democrats in the Majority, we have the opportunity to act on this overwhelmingly popular, lifesaving legislation to protect American communities,” Schumer declared in a press release.
According to a CBS News report, President Joe Biden has repeatedly called on Congress to pass stiffer gun control laws. This gun control bill will not pass so easily given how it will need 10 Republican senators to vote in favor of it.
Against the backdrop of the January 6 storming of the Capitol, such a background check will likely feature provisions that target so-called “extremists.” The ruling class has routinely lumped average gun owners with domestic extremists and will most certainly use recent events to justify encroachments on people’s right to bear arms.
Biden is a veteran of the gun control movement, as evidenced by his sponsorship of the Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990 and the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban. With Democrats in control of all branches of the federal government, they will certainly move to pass gun control. However, their success is not guaranteed due to moderate Democrats like Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema and West Virginia Joe Manchin not being completely receptive to radical gun control that could alienate them from their more right-wing constituents.
Nevertheless, the Left has shown that it’s willing to act regardless of the political context. Keeping this in mind, gun owners must be ready to beat back any kind of gun control coming from D.C. Such fights will allow the Right to rebuild its forces and make a splash in the 2022 midterms and the 2024 presidential race.
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