Viewers couldn't believe their eyes when, during an interview, New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern was caught by an earthquake and didn't even flinch.
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When it comes to how world leaders have responded to the pandemic...
via: Getty ImagesIt comes as no surprise that New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has been praised for her handling of it.
It comes in stark contrast to leaders like Trump...
via: Getty ImagesWho, let's be honest, hasn't been without his fair share of criticism.
Between calling it the "Chinese" virus and playing down the severity of the pandemic...
via: Getty ImagesTrump hasn't exactly been praised for his handling of the ongoing medical crisis.
He started out by remaining stubbornly confident in America's resilience to the virus.Back in January, shortly after the initial outbreak, he was quizzed on his thoughts on the virus, in which he replied: “It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine."
And, even when the number of cases here in America started to climb...He remained calm, and repeatedly stressed that there was nothing to be too worried about.
The President persistently fought against the media regarding the pandemic.And, at one point, even dubbed the virus as being a "fake news media" conspiracy.
And, as the months trickled by...President Trump simply wouldn't budge from his stance on the virus and even went on to compare it to the common flu. This was perhaps one of his most dangerous and false statements about the virus and caused plenty of outrage amongst both Americans and people all over the world.
Things needed to change.
via: GettyAnd fast. As the number of cases and deaths grew here in the States, people were growing increasingly more concerned with Trump's blaze attitude regarding the pandemic.
But, thankfully, Trump seemed to have a sudden change of heart.
via: GettyOn March 13th, mere days after he compared the pandemic to the common flu, he finally declared a national emergency.
This move freed up around $50 billion in federal funding...
via: GettyAnd promised a new screening website and more drive-by medical tests.
It seems that now, President Trump is finally taking the pandemic seriously.
In presser, Trump says “we have a problem that a month ago nobody ever thought about.” Trump was first briefed abo… https://t.co/nMe2l4GxN1— Dan Diamond (@Dan Diamond)1584388264.0
The President has been doing some serious backtracking.
Trump: “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was declared a pandemic.” https://t.co/v3B3UQhbdM— Jan Postma (@Jan Postma)1584463905.0
But this isn't necessarily a good thing.
via: GettyThough Trump is finally taking the virus seriously, he has been dishing out some pretty concerning advice that could ultimately put thousands of lives at risk.
And last month, he made his most shocking claims yet.
via: GettyAt a press conference, the President discussed potential cures for the virus and went on to bring up the topic of disinfectants.
He casually suggested that these disinfectants could, in some way, be "injected" into the body as a method of combatting the virus.
"The disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, and is there a way we can do something like that by injectio… https://t.co/9MMW0IcVCT— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1587680385.0
Even for Trump's standards, these claims were completely outrageous.
If you’re wondering why @realDonaldTrump suggested injecting people with disinfectant to cure #COVID19 (or shining… https://t.co/spg73RH9zK— Cenk Uygur (@Cenk Uygur)1587693421.0
If we move on over to what's happening in New Zealand...
via: TwitterWell, it's not even comparable.
This week, footage has gone viral of Jacinda Ardern during a live interview.
via: TwitterWhy? Because during it, there was a full-blown earthquake.
And people are obsessed with how casually Jacinda Ardern reacted...
via: Twitter"We're just having a bit of an earthquake here, Ryan," she said to AM Show presenter Ryan Bridge. Keep scrolling for the full clip.
The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was felt across the country on Sunday at 8:00 am local time.
That was a sharp shake for a Monday morning, NZ! M5.8, centred 30 kilometres NW of Levin and 45 kilometres deep. We… https://t.co/3mZ2sjbPOj— GeoNet (@GeoNet)1590353416.0
People are amazed by how calmly New Zealand's PM reacted to the earthquake.
If anyone dares utter the words “women are too emotional to be leaders”, I will just reference Jacinda Ardern smil… https://t.co/IuP7z5ZHSw— Dr. Jennifer Cassidy (@Dr. Jennifer Cassidy)1590391744.0
She is truly unshakeable.
@reyloise @tommydub_ She is literally the only person able to beat 2020, and she does it without even breaking a sweat.— Josh Scully (@Josh Scully)1590368495.0
"Jacinda Ardern is nothing but exemplary for crisis management."
@ABC This lady is unflappable. She’s downright heroic.— Annie Heckenberger (@Annie Heckenberger)1590370554.0
Although, are we really surprised?
via: TwitterWe really didn't expect anything less.
Watch the full clip below:
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand, causing some buildings to rattle and shake. When it hit, New Zealan… https://t.co/MJz4Ya9oVZ— Muhammad Lila (@Muhammad Lila)1590369879.0