House Democrat Catches Trump Covering Up Coronavirus Cases
The coronavirus outbreak is a very serious public health crisis, but President Donald Trump cares not one bit about that.
It seems that Trump is more worried about how the outbreak, the market crashes that came along with it, and other residual effects might affect his approval ratings and re-election chances, than he is about public health.
One House Democrat, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisconsin) has the goods on the Trump Administration with regards to its reckless handling of the coronavirus.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) under Donald Trump seems to have pulled numbers regarding the number of people being tested for, dying from, and infected by the coronavirus in the United States.
Rep. Pocan is on the job, though, and he is ready to take the treachery public. He recently said in a letter sent to the CDC Director, which was later tweeted to the public, “Americans are dying… We deserve to know how many people have been tested for, or who have died from, COVID-19.”
This is unacceptable.
I just sent a letter to @CDCDirector demanding answers to why their website removed public data on the number of patients tested in the United States.
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) March 3, 2020
Removing such information from public viewing is dangerous beyond belief.
First, there was the situation of the faulty test kits, and the harsh restrictions on who could be tested and when.
Then, there was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refusing to say to Rep. Ted Lieu (D-California) whether or not he believed the coronavirus to be a hoax meant to hurt Trump in 2020. Here is video of that ridiculous exchange:
Now, we have an outright cover-up of a deadly infectious disease outbreak.
People keep saying that Trump is not dangerous, that he has good people around him, that we will make it. But given the nature of what is happening right now, with literal life and death situations being handled politically rather than in the best interest of the lives of the American people, we can be silent no longer.
Keep fighting, Democrats. Our very lives depend upon it.
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