- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 16, 2020

Alec Baldwin said God may have no other choice but to inflict the coronavirus on mankind as a means of caring for the environment.

The celebrity activist pivoted from hot takes on President Trump’s handling of the pandemic — last week he excoriated the commander in chief for threatening to cut funding from the World Health Organization — to the contagion’s possible benefits.

“This crisis may reveal some unintended consequences,” he began a series of tweets Thursday. “Many may remain working at home, thus reducing traffic and eliminating the need for superfluous office space. Some manufacturing may cease and never return for a variety of things we don’t really need.”

Mr. Baldwin then offered the implosion of the airline industry as a source of optimism for green activists around the globe.

“The airline industry may contract, which is not a bad thing as the environment is concerned,” he wrote. “The Coronavirus May be God’s best hope for environmental stewardship.”

Supporters responded with lines such as “Planet 1, Humans 0,” and “it’s the only positive thing.”

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