On Friday, Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ), a vulnerable senator facing re-election in November, posted a tweet lavishing President Donald Trump with praise for shipping ventilators to Arizona from the Strategic National Stockpile:
Huge news for Arizona! I spoke with @realDonaldTrump on Wednesday afternoon to request additional ventilators from the Strategic National Stockpile. Today, POTUS delivers with 100 ventilators headed to AZ. Thank you to President Trump and @VP for hearing our call. https://t.co/A7gA8yiGvZ
— Martha McSally (@SenMcSallyAZ) April 10, 2020
Commenters on social media mocked her display as inappropriate — and speculated that Trump may be doing this as a favor to her re-election.
Huge news for cheaters everywhere, as you accept a political favor to help boost your reelection by stealing, yes stealing those from States that ordered them. Thugs.
— Chimera in a Coal Mine (@Coalminetweety) April 10, 2020
Clearly Trump is rewarding political allies with life-saving equipment and supplies. The stench of this corruption, to which you are a party, is nauseating.
— Kenneth Heintz (@ktheintz) April 10, 2020
Patronage is disgusting and you're as corrupt as the rest of these monstrous men.
— Sardine Oil Hawker (@shownshrk) April 10, 2020