But Twitter users were quick to point out a major problem with how the signing of the bill was staged.
For the photo op, Trump sat in the Oval Office with 15 people (senior GOP lawmakers and members of his administration) close behind him and each other. None were adhering to social distancing rules.
Horror writer Stephen King and former Republican Rep. Joe Walsh were among those to notice:
Where’s the Democrats, you doofus? And where is the social distancing? https://t.co/GKQjqiIydo— Stephen King (@StephenKing) March 27, 2020
Who has a signing ceremony in the middle of a pandemic that’s killing Americans? Donald Trump. That’s who. https://t.co/R8bKIykObe— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) March 27, 2020
Can you all please keep six feet apart from each other? To set an example for the rest of the nation? Did you not get the memo? https://t.co/R32WTo8H1V— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) March 27, 2020
My favorite part is how they model social distancing. https://t.co/Os6id1yxLw— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) March 27, 2020
not pictured: social distancing https://t.co/FnlsNjtq9C— Jackson Proskow (@JProskowGlobal) March 27, 2020
16 people in the room, plus whoever took this photo, guards posted to the Oval, etc. https://t.co/f2vjQX2pNC— Jennifer Brett (@Jennifer__Brett) March 27, 2020
Maybe we could start by staying 6 feet away from each other? https://t.co/zmaU6FL2cW— Binyamin Appelbaum (@BCAppelbaum) March 27, 2020
Awesome idea for a large group of people over 50 to stand super close together https://t.co/TCfvV9C86X— Brian Goldsmith (@GoldsmithB) March 27, 2020
SIX FEET APART YOU IDIOTS! https://t.co/dUqm3KysYZ— SIVA VAIDHYANATHAN🗽🤘🏽 (@sivavaid) March 27, 2020
There are 16 people in this picture in an enclosed office. https://t.co/qo4wDNRk1q— Kip Hill (@kiphillreporter) March 27, 2020
"Avoid social gatherings in groups of 10 or more people." https://t.co/Xv4Xff2WYO— Russ Bengtson (@russbengtson) March 27, 2020
Not exactly a poster for social-distancing...or avoiding gatherings of 10 or more people. https://t.co/l478TtP12Q— Ken Guggenheim (@kguggenheim) March 27, 2020
No attempt at social distancing in the Oval Office for today's signing ceremony. President Trump also individually handed out commemorative pens to many of the attendees in the Oval. https://t.co/uPBHEGLnGI— Jason Hoffman (@JasonHoffman93) March 27, 2020
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