Trump Says Catching COVID-19 Is A ‘Blessing From God’ After It Killed More Than 212,000 Americans

Despite contracting the virus himself and the ongoing outbreak in his White House, Trump continues to downplay COVID-19 and even said that catching it was a “blessing from God” as more than 212,000 Americans have died and the virus surges.

Trump said that getting coronavirus was a “blessing from God” as the virus continues to surge and more than 212,000 Americans have died.

CBS News: “Trump returns to Oval Office, says it’s a ‘blessing from God’ that he got COVID-19”

CNN: “Only two US states report a decline of new cases and nationwide hospitalizations are increasing”

USA Today: “COVID-19 cases rising in 39 states – 9 months into the pandemic: ‘We are overwhelmed’”

Trump downplayed the coronavirus by falsely claiming he is not “contagious at all” and didn’t really need drugs to beat it—despite requiring over $100,000 in treatment.

TRUMP: “I don’t think I’m contagious at all.”

ABC News: “He portrayed his hospitalization as having been unnecessary and suggested he could have ‘would have done it fine without drugs.’  ‘I didn’t have to go in frankly, I think it would have gone away by itself,’ Trump said.”

New York Times: “President Trump spent three days in the hospital. He arrived and left by helicopter. And he received multiple coronavirus tests, oxygen, steroids and an experimental antibody treatment. For someone who isn’t president, that would cost more than $100,000 in the American health system.”

Meanwhile, the coronavirus continues to spread throughout his White House and has even put our national security at risk.

NBC News: “All but one of military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff quarantine after admiral tests positive”

Wall Street Journal: “On Tuesday, officials confirmed that the military aide to the president, one of several military officials, who carries the so-called football that contains the nuclear launch codes, also tested positive.”

ABC News: “34 people connected to White House, more than previously known, infected by coronavirus: Internal FEMA memo”

The Daily Beast: “On the same day President Donald Trump acknowledged contracting the coronavirus, the White House quietly informed a veterans group that there was a COVID-19 risk stemming from a Sept. 27 event honoring the families of fallen U.S. service members, the head of that charitable organization told The Daily Beast.”

Yet Trump and his White House are still not taking proper safety measures to contain the virus and continue to put more people at risk.

CNN: “Two White House officials concede Trump has not been tested daily for coronavirus”

ABC News: “Trump returns to Oval Office despite isolation rules, infection risks”

CNN: “The White House isn’t abiding by policies designed to control the pandemic, infectious disease expert says”

The White House continues to mislead about Trump’s health and refuses to provide basic information.

Washington Post: “The White House again refused on Wednesday to say when President Trump last tested negative for the novel coronavirus, leaving open the possibility that he potentially exposed dozens of people to the deadly virus before the announcement of his positive test early Friday.”

Washington Post: “Contradictory and confusing White House statements offer an incomplete picture of Trump’s health”

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NEW DNC AD IN PENNSYLVANIA: ‘Had Enough?’

This week, the DNC War Room released a new television ad, “Had Enough?,” that contrasts Trump’s claim that his administration has done a “great job” responding to the pandemic with the reality of Trump and Pence’s failed response, which has led to more than 8,200 Pennsylvanians’ deaths and millions of Pennsylvania job losses.

The ad will air on cable starting on Thursday in the Harrisburg media market as part of a six-figure buy.

“Every day, Pennsylvanians are paying the price for Donald Trump and Mike Pence’s incompetence and total failure to respond to the coronavirus,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. “Pennsylvanians have lost their jobs, their lives, their loved ones, and any sense of normalcy. That’s not a ‘great job.’ It’s a devastating betrayal of Trump and Pence’s responsibility to keep people safe. Pennsylvanians have had enough, and they’re putting this failed presidency to an end.”

WATCH HERE:

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Trump Abandons Struggling Americans And Puts Our Economy At Further Risk

Trump has made clear that he has no interest in the human and economic toll of a pandemic that continues to ravage the country and wreck our economy because of his failed response. In a tweet yesterday, Trump abruptly walked away from stimulus talks until after the election, once again abandoning millions of Americans who are in need of relief. 

Trump abruptly cancelled coronavirus relief talks until after the election, putting millions of struggling Americans and our economy at further risk.

TRUMP: “I have instructed my representatives to stop negotiating until after the election when, immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans and Small Business.”

Bloomberg: “U.S. Faces a New Wave of Economic Pain as Trump Halts Aid Talks”

Washington Post: “Trump just crushed stimulus talks, endangering the U.S. economy and 26 million on unemployment”

New York Times: “U.S. economy without more stimulus is nearing a dangerous ‘tipping point.’”

As Trump closes the door on more stimulus, even his appointees and top aides warn it could do lasting economic damage.

Washington Post: “Powell warns of severe, ongoing risks to the economy hours before Trump ends stimulus negotiations until after election”

Bloomberg: “Tyler Goodspeed, acting director, United States Council of Economic Advisers, says the economy could use some more support.”

Washington Post: “Mnuchin, as well as members of Congress from both parties, have said more stimulus is needed, a point bolstered by an unexpectedly weak September jobs report on Friday.”

CNN’s Harlow: “Stimulus talks are dead. It’s a tragedy for millions of Americans.  Here’s what it means for the U.S. economy Kevin Hassett — Former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors to  @realDonaldTrump  — tells me tonight: ‘We remain close to the edge of an economic calamity.’”

Americans across the country were already struggling from the pandemic made worse by Trump’s failed response — now he’s abandoned them again.

“I was stunned. Completely stunned. What are we supposed to do? … These small businesses, we are hurting.” – Small business owner

“[Trump’s] forgetting about true American economic recovery and the people.” – Laid-off flight attendant

“I don’t have enough, unfortunately, to get by. No one knows what’s going to come next and how to prepare.” – Flight attendant on the verge of being furloughed

“Knowing that I may not have insurance benefits, I feel like I have failed. I’m the primary breadwinner in this family.” – Worker facing a layoff

“We’re crying for help and no one is hearing.” – Airline worker

“We can’t afford our mortgage, our car payment, our other utilities… there really isn’t anything out there for us right now.” – Airline worker

“At this point I don’t have a Plan B.” – Flight attendant facing layoffs

“I’m still kind of worried about going back to work. My youngest is 10 months and my oldest is autistic. The program my autistic child was in has not opened back up yet.” – Unemployed mother

I get $247 a week in unemployment. Who can live on that? Who? Nobody I know. I haven’t been this poor since I was a teenager.” – Unemployed worker

You don’t want to cry, but sometimes you have no choice. People need to know how unfair this has been.” – Worker behind on his bills after losing work

“I want to make sure the kids get food. If there’s anything left in their bowls, I’ll eat. I never eat before they do. I want to make sure they’re full.” – Unemployed single mother

“Everything is upside down in our world.” – Laid-off worker 

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MEMO: En el debate de hoy, Pence tiene que responder por la respuesta fallida al COVID-19

MEMORÁNDUM

PARA: Grupos interesados

DE: El DNC War Room

FECHA: Miércoles 7 de octubre de 2020

TEMA: En el debate de hoy, Pence tiene que responder por la respuesta fallida al COVID-19


La respuesta de la administración de Trump ha sido un fracaso en todos los sentidos y Mike Pence y su  jefe en la Oficina Oval son los responsables. Como jefe del grupo de trabajo sobre el coronavirus de la Casa Blanca desde fines de febrero, Pence supervisa la respuesta federal a la pandemia. Como dijo el presidente Trump cuando anunció el rol de Pence: “Voy a hacer que todos se reporten a Mike… Mike se reportara a mi.” Desde entonces, 210,000 estadounidenses han muerto a causa del COVID-19, más de 7 millones han sido infectados, más de 400,000 pequeñas empresas han cerrado y millones de estadounidenses han perdido sus trabajos.

Desde el comienzo de la pandemia, Pence y la administración de Trump dejaron a los estados y a los trabajadores de la salud sin el equipo de protección necesario, no implementaron una estrategia nacional de rastreo de contactos o pruebas, se negaron a seguir las guías básicas de salud pública y le mintieron al público estadounidense sobre la amenaza del virus. Ahora, los casos están aumentando nuevamente en todo el país, las hospitalizaciones están aumentando, incluso hay un brote en su propia Casa Blanca y Pence y la administración aún no tienen un plan para proteger su propio lugar de trabajo, mucho menos el país.

Durante el debate vicepresidencial de hoy, Pence debe responder por la respuesta fallida al COVID-19 de la administración que él supervisa como jefe del grupo de trabajo sobre coronavirus. Estas son algunas de las preguntas importantes que debe responder ante pueblo estadounidense:

  1. Como jefe del grupo de trabajo, ¿está de acuerdo con el presidente en que los estadounidenses no deben temerle al coronavirus? ¿Qué mensaje envía a las cientos de miles de  familias estadounidenses que han perdido a un ser querido por este virus?

  2. Usted está a cargo de la respuesta federal al coronavirus y ahora hay un brote en la Casa Blanca que ha alcanzado los niveles más altos del gobierno. ¿El liderazgo responsable, no debería comenzar desde adentro?

  3. ¿Alguna vez se ha opuesto a los eventos masivos de Trump, incluido el evento reciente en la Casa Blanca con más de 150 personas, en su mayoría sin mascarillas, que interactuaron en interiores y exteriores durante largos períodos de tiempo?

  4. Una vez que quedó claro que hubo un brote entre el personal de la Casa Blanca y los asociados del presidente, ¿por qué no se implementó inmediatamente el rastreo de contactos?

  5. Su propio grupo de trabajo sobre el coronavirus recomienda el uso de una mascarilla para ayudar a protegerse contra el coronavirus. ¿Debió haber ordenado el uso obligatorio de mascarilla en la Casa Blanca antes del brote?

  6. Como jefe del grupo de trabajo, ¿le ha sugerido alguna vez a Trump que las mascarillas deberían ser obligatorias en sus eventos políticos o en sus propios eventos políticos?

  7. Como jefe del grupo de trabajo, ¿Entendió prudente que Trump diera un paseo mientras estaba infectado con el coronavirus, exponiendo innecesariamente a los agentes de servicio secreto al virus?

  8. ¿Por qué la secretaria de prensa de la Casa Blanca habló con los reporteros sin mascarilla después de que varias personas con las que tuvo contacto dieron positivo al coronavirus?

  9. ¿Por qué escribió un artículo de opinión en junio que declaraba la victoria en la lucha contra el coronavirus y afirmaba que los temores de una segunda ola eran “exagerados” cuando, al mismo tiempo, la Casa Blanca estaba recibiendo advertencias cada vez más graves sobre los estados en  “zona roja” que estaban enfrentando aumentos en casos y tasas crecientes de positividad en las pruebas?

  10. ¿Por qué animó a los gobernadores a repetir la mentira de que los casos solo aumentaban en los estados debido a un aumento en las pruebas?

  11. La GAO descubrió recientemente que todavía hay una escasez de suministros de pruebas en todo el país. Con más de siete meses de crisis, ¿por qué el público estadounidense todavía no tiene acceso confiable a las pruebas rápidas?

  12. La semana pasada, seis estados alcanzaron niveles récord de hospitalizaciones. Esta semana, el Dr. Fauci dijo que estaba “preocupado” por la cantidad de nuevos casos de coronavirus en los Estados Unidos, que promedian alrededor de 40,000 por día. ¿Cómo puede presumir de estar enfrentando la situación en este momento en el que los casos van en la dirección equivocada?

  13. Los Estados Unidos lidera el mundo en casos confirmados de coronavirus y muertes reportadas y el daño a nuestra economía se encuentra entre los peores del mundo. Otros países han controlado el COVID-19 mediante un plan nacional, que incluye el uso de mascarillas y protocolos estrictos y ahora están en camino hacia la recuperación. ¿Por qué los Estados Unidos nunca ha tenido un plan nacional?

Sin importar como Pence responda a estas preguntas, estos son los hechos sobre la respuesta fallida del gobierno al COVID-19:

  • Pence exageró el programa de PPE de la administración y dejó a los estados y a los trabajadores de salud sin el equipo de protección necesario.

  • Pence repitió la afirmación falsa de Trump de que los picos de coronavirus son solo el resultado de un aumento en las pruebas.

  • Los expertos coinciden en que se necesitan muchas más pruebas y un informe reciente concluye que los Estados Unidos necesita casi 200 millones de pruebas por mes para controlar la pandemia.

  • Durante 28 semanas consecutivas, más personas han solicitado beneficios por desempleo que durante la peor semana de la Gran Recesión, mientras que los despidos continúan aumentando.

  • Trump y Pence dejaron que los fondos PPP destinados a las pequeñas empresas fueran a las grandes corporaciones, empresas chinas y empresas que son propiedad de sus donantes y aliados.

  • Los Estados Unidos tiene la mayor cantidad de casos de coronavirus y la mayor cantidad de muertes por coronavirus en el mundo.

  • Los estadounidenses tienen aproximadamente siete veces más propensos a morir de coronavirus que los ciudadanos de otros países con recursos similares.

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NEW DNC VIDEO: Trump and Pence Peddle Same Coronavirus Lies

Ahead of tonight’s vice presidential debate, the DNC War Room released a new video highlighting how Pence, the chair of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has consistently repeated the same lies Trump peddles about the pandemic. As the coronavirus surges across the country and through the White House, Pence bears responsibility for the administration’s failed response more than anyone except Trump himself.

“Since Pence was put in charge of the White House COVID task force, more than 210,000 Americans have lost their lives, millions of jobs have been lost, and the administration has lied about everything from testing to vaccines,” said DNC War Room senior spokesperson and advisor Lily Adams. “Pence and Trump are one and the same — all lies and no plans.”

In a memo released earlier today, the DNC War Room outlined how, from the start of the pandemic, Pence and the Trump administration left states and health care workers without necessary protective equipment, failed to implement a national testing or contact tracing strategy, refused to follow the most basic health guidelines, and lied to the American public about the threat of the virus. Now, cases are increasing across the country again, hospitalizations are rising, millions of Americans are out of work — and Pence and the administration still do not have a plan to contain the virus.

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DNC on Trump’s Child Separation Policy

DNC Chair Tom Perez released the following statement after reports that Donald Trump’s former Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a 2018 meeting, ‘We need to take away children’:

“‘We need to take away children.’ It is hard to imagine crueler words than those. And yet, that is exactly what the Trump administration said two years ago when they initiated their child separation policy. As a former assistant attorney general at the Justice Department under President Obama, I am appalled by such a gross abuse of power. Not only did the Trump administration willfully separate children from their families, but they lied about it. There are not enough words to fully capture the depravity of this administration and the suffering Donald Trump and Jeff Sessions caused. No matter how many years pass, these horrors will leave an indelible mark on our history. Now we must move forward by electing leaders of empathy and compassion. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris know that families belong together. And they will ensure this country lives up to its place as the world’s beacon of freedom and opportunity for all.”

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Haltom supports Betsy DeVos’ failed school policies

PORTAGE, Mich. — Local residents and educators today denounced Bronwyn Haltom, Republican candidate for state Representative, for accepting the endorsement of an extreme anti-public education group and for embracing the same failed school policies promoted by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. These policies would strip funding away from public school students and families in Kalamazoo County with little to no accountability. 

During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Haltom earned the endorsement from the controversial Great Lakes Education Project – a DeVos-funded organization that promotes anti-public education policies in the Michigan Legislature. 

“Betsy DeVos apparently isn’t satisfied with advancing her disastrous, ill-conceived anti-public education agenda at the national level,” said Margy Belchak, chair of the Kalamazoo County Democratic Party. “DeVos and her Michigan-based front group continues to advocate for the total dismantling of our state’s public school system. Donald Trump, Betsy DeVos and Bronwyn Haltom want to hand over scarce taxpayer resources to private for-profit corporations.”

Haltom is seeking a state House seat representing Portage and Oshtemo, Prairie Ronde, and Schoolcraft and Texas townships. 

“It’s sad and concerning that Bronwyn Haltom would accept support from a group whose mission is to undermine the public education system as we know it and turn it into a for-profit venture run by corporations,” said Vicki Hessen, a teacher in Portage Public Schools. “Students and parents in Portage and surrounding communities deserve a State Representative who stands with our teachers and local public schools, not with wealthy billionaires like Betsy Devos who want to privatize schools and turn them into profit machines. Public school employees across Michigan are struggling to do their jobs amid the COVID-19 pandemic and we need elected officials who will listen to frontline educators not billionaires when making policy decisions that affect our kids.”

Haltom is a former staffer to President Donald Trump who is now masquerading as moderate while accepting support from a group that aims to undermine and destroy Michigan’s public education system.

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During VP Debate, Pence Must Answer for Failed COVID-19 Response

MEMORANDUM

TO: Interested Parties

FROM: DNC War Room

DATE: Wednesday, October 7, 2020

RE: During VP Debate, Pence Must Answer for Failed COVID-19 Response

The Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus has been a failure by every measure, and Mike Pence owns that record more than anyone but his boss in the Oval Office. As chair of the White House Coronavirus Task Force since late February, Pence oversees the federal response to the pandemic. As President Trump put it when he announced Pence’s role, “I’m having everybody report to Mike … Mike will report to me.” Since then, 210,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, more than 7 million have been infected, more than 400,000 small businesses have closed, and millions of Americans have lost their jobs.

From the start of the pandemic, Pence and the Trump administration left states and health care workers without necessary protective equipment, failed to implement a national testing or contact tracing strategy, refused to follow the most basic health guidelines, and lied to the American public about the threat of the virus. Now, cases are surging across the country again, hospitalizations are rising, there is an outbreak in their own White House — and Pence and the administration still do not have a plan to protect their own workplace, much less the country.

During tonight’s vice presidential debate, Pence must answer for the administration’s failed COVID-19 response that he oversees as chair of the Coronavirus Task Force. Here are some of the key questions he needs to answer for the American public:

  1. As chair of the Task Force, do you agree with the president that Americans shouldn’t be afraid of COVID-19? What message does that send to the hundreds of thousands of American families who have lost a loved one to this virus?
  2. You’re in charge of the federal response to the coronavirus, and now there’s an outbreak at the White House that’s reached the highest levels of government. Shouldn’t responsible leadership start at home?
  3. Have you ever objected to Trump’s reckless gatherings, including the recent event in the Rose Garden with more than 150 mostly unmasked individuals who interacted indoors and outdoors for lengthy periods of time?
  4. Once it became clear that there was an outbreak among White House staff and associates of the president, why wasn’t contact tracing immediately implemented?
  5. Your own Coronavirus Task Force recommends mask wearing to help protect against the coronavirus. Should you have mandated masks at the White House before the current outbreak?
  6. As chair of the Task Force, have you ever suggested to Trump that masks should be mandated at his rallies or your own rallies?
  7. As chair of the Task Force, did you think it was wise for Trump to do a photo op while infected with COVID-19, which unnecessarily exposed Secret Service agents to the virus?
  8. Why did the White House press secretary speak to reporters without a mask after multiple people she had contact with tested positive for the coronavirus?
  9. Why did you write an op-ed back in June that declared victory on combating the coronavirus and claimed fears of a second wave were “overblown” when at the same time the White House was receiving increasingly dire warnings about “red zone” states that were facing skyrocketing cases and rising test positivity rates?
  10. Why did you encourage governors to repeat the lie that cases were only spiking in states because of an increase in testing?
  11. The GAO recently found that there is still a nationwide shortage of testing supplies. More than seven months into this crisis, why does the American public still not have reliable access to rapid testing?
  12. Last week, six states reached record highs for hospitalizations. This week, Dr. Fauci said that he was “disturbed” by the number of new coronavirus cases in the United States, which is averaging around 40,000 each day. How can you claim to be meeting this moment when cases are moving in the wrong direction?
  13. America leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases and reported deaths, and the damage to our economy is among the worst in the world. Other countries have gotten control of COVID-19 through a national plan, including mask wearing and strict protocols, and are on the road to recovery. Why has the U.S. never had a national plan?

No matter how Pence answers these questions, here are the facts about the administration’s failed COVID-19 response: 

  • Pence overstated the administration’s PPE program, and left states and health care workers without necessary protective equipment.
  • Pence echoed Trump’s false claim that coronavirus spikes are only the result of an increase in testing.
  • Experts agree far more tests are needed, with a recent report finding the U.S. needs nearly 200 million tests per month to control the pandemic.
  • For 28 consecutive weeks, more people have filed for unemployment benefits than during the single worst week of the Great Recession as layoffs continue to mount.
  • Trump and Pence let PPP funds meant for small businesses go to large corporations, Chinese firms, and companies owned by their donors and allies.
  • The U.S. has the most coronavirus cases and the most coronavirus deaths in the world.
  • Americans are about seven times more likely to die from coronavirus than citizens of other wealthy nations.

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DNC Launches New Radio & Print Ad Campaign Reaching Black Voters in Battleground States

The ads will run in local outlets in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Minnesota, Michigan, Georgia, and Wisconsin

Today, the Democratic National Committee is announcing a new print and radio ad campaign to reach Black voters across the battleground states.

“Democrats are meeting Black voters where they are and making critical investments to ensure Americans have the information they need to make their plan to vote,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez. “The stakes have never been higher — especially for communities of color — and we are committed to making sure voters have the tools and information they need to make their voices heard at the ballot box, exercise their fundamental right to participate in our democracy, and elect leaders like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris who will get our country back on track.”

The six-figure advertising campaign, which begins this week and was purchased through the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Radio One, will direct individuals to IWillVote.com — the DNC’s newly updated voter participation hub, where voters can register to vote, check their voter registration, and make a plan to vote, whether in person or by mail.

These ads will run this week in:

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Atlanta Voice (in Atlanta, GA)

WENZ – FM (in Cleveland, OH)

Call and Post (in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus, OH)

WCKX – FM (in Columbus, OH)

Dayton Defender (in Dayton, OH)

WIZF – FM (in Cincinnati, OH)

The Sojourner’s Truth (in Toledo, OH)

WHQT – FM (in Miami, FL)

Columbus Black (in Columbus, OH)

WRNB – FM (in Philadelphia, PA)

The Communicator (in Columbus, OH)

WGPR – FM (in Detroit, MI)

Westside Gazette (in Broward, FL)

WFXC – FM (in Raleigh, NC)

Philadelphia Tribune (in Philadelphia, PA)

KQRS – FM (in Minneapolis, MN)

Michigan Chronicle (in Detroit, MI)

WHQG – FM (in Milwaukee, WI)

Carolina Peacemaker (in Greensboro, NC)

Charlotte Post (in Charlotte, NC)

Insight News (in Minneapolis, MN)

Milwaukee Community Journal (in Milwaukee, WI)

Milwaukee Courier (in Milwaukee, WI)

Milwaukee Times Weekly (in Milwaukee, WI)

 

This ad campaign follows the recent rollout of new features on IWillVote.com that help voters easily request and return their ballot by mail, as well as learn important information about the voting process in their state as they make their plan to vote. In September, the DNC also announced a Black print advertising campaign around National Black Voter Day.

See the print advertisement below and listen to the radio ad here.

 

 

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Trump Undermines Public Health & Shows Same Failed Leadership That Led To The World’s Worst Outbreak

Yesterday, Trump irresponsibly removed his mask upon returning to the White House and yet again downplayed the threat of COVID-19, undermining public health and demonstrating the same failed leadership that led to the U.S. having by far the worst outbreak in the world. His administration still refuses to listen to the experts and puts Trump’s politics over public health even as the coronavirus surges in most states across the country.

Trump continues to undermine public health and show the same failure of leadership that led to the U.S. having the worst outbreak in the world.

New York Times: “‘Don’t Be Afraid of Covid,’ Trump Says, Undermining Public Health Messages”

CNN: “A strongly medicated President Donald Trump bolted from his VIP hospital bubble Monday, staging a bizarre White House comeback that included an irresponsible mask removal and a reckless pronouncement there is nothing to fear from Covid-19, which has already killed 210,000 Americans.”

The White House blocked new FDA guidelines to ensure a vaccine is safe, once again refusing to listen to the experts and undermining public trust for Trump’s political interests.

Associated Press: “The White House has blocked new Food and Drug Administration guidelines on bringing potential vaccines for COVID-19 to market that would almost certainly have prevented their introduction before the Nov. 3 election. At issue was the FDA’s planned instruction that vaccine developers follow patients enrolled in their trials for at least two months to rule out safety issues before seeking emergency approval from the agency. A senior administration confirmed the move Monday evening, saying the White House believed there was ‘no clinical or medical reason’ for the additional requirement.”

Instead of listening to the experts, the Trump administration has sidelined and even pressured the CDC to cover up the extent of the crisis.

Politico: “Trump official pressured CDC to change report on Covid and kids”

USA Today: “White House rebuffed CDC offer to lead contact tracing investigation of Trump outbreak”

Meanwhile, the coronavirus continues to surge in most parts of the country and experts warn that it could still get worse.

Bloomberg: “Covid-19 Making a Dangerous Comeback in Most Parts of U.S.”

Bloomberg: “Covid-19 is spreading again across most of the U.S., hammering rural America and smaller cities and raising anxiety in New York, as experts warn that school reopenings and colder weather may cause the situation to rapidly deteriorate. In 34 states, the seven-day average of new cases is higher now than it was a month ago.”

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