OCTOBER 22

Trump has been careless with Americans’ lives, and his incompetence has cost us in our response to COVID-19

President Trump knew that the COVID-19 virus was deadly and highly contagious. But he chose to downplay the danger, rather than take the risks to American lives seriously. President Trump did not cause the pandemic, but his administration’s response cost too many Americans their lives

Trump's Record

“Trump:
Under the circumstances right now, I think it’s under control. I’ll tell you what-

Swan:
How? 1,000 Americans are dying a day.

Trump:
They are dying. That’s true. And it is what it is.”

“President Trump Exclusive Interview”, AXIOS on HBO, August 3, 2020


“On Feb. 7, during a taped interview with Bob Woodward, President Trump acknowledged that the coronavirus could be transmitted through the air, that it was very dangerous and that it would be difficult to contain. ‘This is deadly stuff,’ he told the investigative journalist.”

“Opinion | Mr. Trump Knew It Was Deadly and Airborne", New York Times, September 9, 2020


“[Nebraska Republican Senator Ben Sasse] argued that Mr. Trump had “careened from curb to curb” as he sought to respond to a pandemic that has claimed more than 217,000 American lives this year.

“He refused to treat it seriously,” Mr. Sasse said. “For months, he treated it like a news-cycle-by-news-cycle P.R. crisis.”

He added that he did not think Mr. Trump’s leadership through the crisis had been “reasonable or responsible, or right.”

“Slamming Trump, G.O.P. Senator Warns of a ‘Republican Blood Bath’, New York Times, October 15, 2020


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