DENVER (CBS4)– Denver City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca retweeted and replied to a tweet that read, “For the record, if I do get the coronavirus I’m attending every MAGA rally I can.” The original tweet, which has since been deleted, was posted from the account SuePersists.
CdeBaca retweeted the original tweet and then commented, “#solidarity Yaaaas!!” with laughing/crying/on side emojis followed by a closed fist and OK emojis.
The tweet immediately drew negative reaction from many followers.
CdeBaca represents Denver City Council District 9. Her office submitted this statement to CBS4: Councilwoman CdeBaca made a sarcastic tweet on Twitter to call attention to the Trump administration’s downplaying of the Coronavirus outbreak as a “hoax” no more dangerous than the common flu. Rather than conservative outlets making a four-day-old Tweet their focus on Super Tuesday, they should focus their energy on demanding a competent Federal response to this public health crisis instead.
The coronavirus outbreak, first detected late last year in central China, has infected 90,000 people worldwide and killed some 3,100 of them. No one in Colorado has tested positive for the virus in Colorado.