Trump Economic Advisor Stephen Moore Helping Protests Against Coronavirus Safety Standards Set by Trump Administration
Trump economic advisor Stephen Moore, who has a history of making false claims, is coordinating with right wing groups FreedomWorks, the Tea Party Patriots and the American Legislative Exchange Council in a coalition to push for reopening companies, despite massive numbers of Americans dying, reports the New York Times.
Those right wing groups are reportedly encouraging public rallies against coronavirus safety advisories set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which include social distancing.
Moore himself was “communicating with a group of local activists in Wisconsin involved in organizing a protest at the State Capitol,” notes the New York Times.
Moore also appeared on the conservative YouTube show “Freedom on Tap” on April 14 and claimed to have a big donor in Wisconsin who told him: “I promise, I will pay the bail and legal fees of anyone who gets arrested,” reports Mediaite.
Moore told the Washington Post on April 18 that those who protest against coronavirus safety protocols are just like legendary civil rights activist Rosa Parks who opposed Jim Crow laws in the 1960s:
I think there’s a boiling point that has been reached and exceeded. I call these people the modern-day Rosa Parks — they are protesting against injustice and a loss of liberties.