New Orleans Mayor: Mardis Gras Go-Ahead Was ‘Trump’s Fault’ As Big Easy Becomes Southern Epicenter

“Hot spots like Detroit, like Chicago, like New Orleans… will have a worse week next week than what they had this week,” US Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams warned in a “CBS This Morning” on Friday. This as Louisiana has surpassed 2,300 confirmed cases, and New Orleans seemingly ‘out of nowhere’ emerged as a US epicenter alongside New York, given it was only two weeks ago Louisiana had 300 just coronavirus cases total, but now New Orleans alone has reached 1,000 cases.

And separately federal officials stationed in New Orleans say the city faces a drastic shortage of ventilators and protective equipment: “This is going to be the disaster that defines our generation,” Collin Arnold, director of the city’s Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, told CNN Thursday.

Already the blame-game has begun, as previously neglected Louisiana is thrust into the spotlight. Consider this astounding CNN appearance by New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell, who says it’s all Trump’s fault because she thought it was ‘safe’ to go ahead with Mardi Gras which likely infected hundreds with coronavirus:

She claimed she as the mayor would have canceled Mardis Gras if only Trump had warned her! Talk about what is likely to remain the most cringe-worthy moment of passing the buck to come out of this crisis

“Leaders on the ground, we rely on the facts to make decisions for the people that we serve,” said Cantrell, adding there were no “red flags” in February about Mardi Gras, which it should be noted sees some 1.4 million tourists descend on the Big Easy each year from January 6 to February 25, which marks Fat Tuesday.

“In hindsight, if we were given clear direction, we would not have had Mardi Gras, and I would have been the leader to cancel it,” Mayor Cantrell told CNN.

Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans on Feb. 25, 2020. Image source: AP/NBC

 

She framed her decision to move forward with events as usual as “backed up by the response of our national leader” – in a clear reference to President Trump.

“When it’s not taken seriously at the federal level. It’s very difficult to transcend down to the local level in making these decisions,” the mayor told Wolf Blitzer as she laid blame on everyone but herself.

Meanwhile a medical professional quoted in the New York Times admits, “I think it all boils down to Mardi Gras… The greatest free party in the world was a perfect incubator at the perfect time.”

And another, Dr. Rebekah Gee, former Health Secretary for Louisiana and now chief of Louisiana State University’s health care services division, put it like this:

“New Orleans had its normal level of celebration, which involved people congregating in large crowds and some 1.4 million tourists,” Gee said. “We shared drink cups. We shared each other’s space in the crowds. People were in close contact catching beads. It is now clear that people also caught coronavirus.”

The pandemic threat has now dramatically increased not just in Louisiana but across the entire south of the country.

Local authorities knew full well what was coming: 

As Reuters observes alarmingly: “The plight of New Orleans – with the world’s highest growth rate in coronavirus cases – also raises fears that the city may become a powerful catalyst in spreading the virus across the south of the country.”

“Authorities have warned the number of cases in New Orleans could overwhelm its hospitals by April 4,” the report warns.

via zerohedge

12 comments

  1. Typical Left Wing Nut. It is so much easier for them to blame someone else than to take responsibility themselves.

  2. The idiot Mayor should have cancelled on her own. No brains is not the Predidents fault. God gave her just as much common sense as the rest of us. It is time to stop blaming ones action on others.

  3. When so many people are demeaning President Trump on anything they can possibly think of, I wonder the following.

    How much is this person being paid to go on public media and use even the slightest shred of evidence, many times fabricated evidence, to insult the president?

    Not realizing they have presented themselves as officials who have prostituted their positions to make a little “under-the-table non-taxable” graft.

  4. Dis hea maya be sooooo smahhhht. Jus like it wa Bush faut fo hoowicane not ah wunnafoo maya Ray Nagan. Dey jus pu him in jayo cuz he wa bwack. yu go gurl.

  5. Being Democrats in the US seemed to be so easy to get away from all crimes, because they’re well protected by Satan. Then they keep blaming everybody for their very own faults.

    ➡️In 1884, Pope Leo Xiii was given a vision by God to hear the future disaster coming. God prepared His remnants to arm themselves with fasting and praying after their daily Repentance. Satan entered the Vatican and sits on St Peter’s chair, look 👀 how many hidden army he has implanted in CHRIST’s Church.
    God loves all His people, and this CorV seems to open the blind eyes of many to see the light, and turned to God through prayers. God showed His people that how powerful their army is, these invisible virus has no regard of humans’ greatness, and that Without Him, The Almighty God, we can do Nothing. Up to now, no leader on earth dared to call for « Repentance our sin first », and powerful leaders such as Pope Francis and President Trump did not mention « Let us all Repent our sin to God, then Fast/Pray. » either.
    «If my people who are called by My Name humble themselves, and pray and seek My Face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their SIN and Heal their Land ».
    2 Chronicles 7:14

    If those Leaders called for a Repentance, then fasting/praying. God will make thé ennemies drop on their knees, and Satan will be defeated.

    LORD Have Mercy 🙏

  6. The President is running the country for free he donates his whole salary .He had economy going great but the Democrats have drug their feet entire time attacking him for no reason. If they had gotten on same page to start with I believe he would of had it where even this wouldn’t have hurt it .if anyone has blame it’s democrats. But a virus is no one’s fault. Time to be united we stand stop all political junk.

    1. This President is a warrior prayer, but he has not yet called for a Repentance.
      ❓Calling a diabolical force from Hell to unite is impossible. Democrat party is dead since President Woodrow Wilson signed and sold the nation to the enemies. This New Democrat is not the same as the old one (from Dinesh D’Souza documentary) or watched his film called «Hillary’s America ». President Kennedy tried to free and saved the nation, then he’s gone.
      They come to destroy and how can anyone would think they will unite? Unless, we pray for their deliverance.
      Whether some people denied GOD or not, « apart from HIM, we can do Nothing ».
      I’ ve learned so much from watching and listening to Pro. Dinesh D’Souza and Candice Owens and wishing someday, I’ll be a fair debater defending Christianity and this New Republican for my country USA.

      Lord have mercy on us all 🙏

  7. They were sharing more than cups… saliva during tongue swapping & whatever else they had going on behind the curtains. I guess that was Trumps fault to…LOL…Walking into a motel room in that town, would be like walking into the Wuhan market.

  8. Look at every other state and you can see that state leaders ( Governor’s), city and county leaders ( Mayor’s and Commissioners) have been making these decisions at the state level for their locale. Has she just not been paying attention?? Not to mention, sense when have they been waiting with baited breath for President Trump’s direction about anything? All they do is gripe about it when he does give direction. Sorry Sista! No excuses for your own bad behavior. It’s all on U !!

  9. Mayor, Don’t blame the President when It is you that didn’t do his homework. The safety of the residents in your city is your responsibility.

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