Nurse who defended Trump's Covid-19 record arrested for shooting woman

Amy Thorn, a nurse who defended the White House's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic at the Republican convention, was arrested after shooting a woman during an altercation.

From a nurse admired for her courage in ... prison. Amy Thorn, a nurse from West Virginia who got the news last April by volunteering to help her New York colleges deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, was arrested Thursday evening. She is accused of shooting a woman during an altercation at Williamson. “While carrying out the investigation, we discovered that the two women had an argument, one of them went to get a gun. She shot the victim in the stomach, ”Grady Dotson, Williamson's police chief, told local station WCHS. The victim, Jonda Whitt, has been hospitalized and her life is not in danger. Amy Thorn claims to have acted in self-defense and was released after being indicted for "willful injury", according to WSAZ.

Amy Thorn, also known by the surnames of Johnson or Ford, was invited to speak at the Republican National Convention, held last August at the White House. "Amy is well known in the region for her participation and coming to the Republican convention, she is a nurse who has been with the coronavirus and she was on the front line," confirmed the local police chief.

The one who has been a nurse since 2003 had praised the management of the Covid-19 pandemic by the Trump administration, as part of an evening honoring "the great American history": "This experience was one of the most emotionally harsh things that I've been through, but it made me a better person. There is light at the end of the tunnel, ”she said, using an expression used by Donald Trump from… April. “We're starting to see the progress and see the success stories,” she continued. "I can tell you without the slightest hesitation that the leadership and the decisions taken quickly by Donald Trump saved thousands of lives during the Covid-19", she added, citing for example the support by Medicare and Medicaid of Telehealth, a teleconsultation service. Nearly 215,000 Americans have died from Covid-19.

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