Vice President Mike Pence, who was controversially named coronavirus czar despite the fact that he doesn't actually seem to believe in science nor have any background in medicine, tweeted a picture last week of a "very productive meeting" of the "White House Coronavirus Taskforce".
Today we had a very productive meeting of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce in the Situation Room. We placed ad… https://t.co/qs0tfvR33b
But people quickly pointed out that there was something a bit odd about the attendees photographed.
The image showed 19 people sitting around a table, all of whom are men. In the periphery of the picture, we see another handful of brogue-clad feet, which appear to belong to even more men. Men for days! Pence (who famously refuses to spend time alone with women other than his wife) presumably loves to see it.
Many people, including presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, were quick to point out this bizarre set-up.
We're facing both a public health crisis and a potential economic crisis. We urgently need top experts at the table… https://t.co/a2TEmnvURP
Pray away the coronavirus, why not? Maybe that's the solution no one's thought of...
(Spoiler: it's not. Since the pictures were posted, two people have died of coronavirus in the USA and infections are now approaching 90,000.)
The Twitter thread also mentioned that Trump's "number one priority" was to "protect the health and well-being of the American people", which is why he was holding the meeting in the first place. It's an interesting turn of events after Trump's statement on coronavirus last week in which he said that it would be cured by a "miracle" and will just "disappear".
Perhaps the miracle real miracle we need is ending the patriarchy.