Trump Ally Says 'Why Don’t We Just Put Everybody in a Space Outfit' During the Coronavirus

Moore does not work in the White House but has been advising the president on economic issues surrounding the coronavirus.

Trump unsuccessfully tried to nominate him to the board of the Federal Reserve last year, but he withdrew his name under fire for sexist comments he made in the past about women, though he defended his statements as attempts at humor.

His “space outfit” idea sparked jokes on social media.

“Trump economic adviser: What if we put everyone in a ‘space outfit’? Trump: What if we inject people with Lysol?” one Twitter user wrote. “We’ve got some real geniuses in charge.”

“A space outfit? They can’t even make enough surgical masks!!!” television producer Melissa Jo Peltier tweeted.

Earlier this month, Moore said protestors of stay-at-home orders were like civil rights icon Rosa Parks.

“I think there’s a boiling point that has been reached and exceeded,” Moore told The Washington Post.

“I call these people the modern-day Rosa Parks — they are protesting against injustice and a loss of liberties,” he said.

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