September 10, 2020 Uncategorized

IN LIGHT OF NEW REVELATIONS, COBB CALLS ON STEFANIK TO STEP DOWN FROM TRUMP CAMPAIGN


IN LIGHT OF NEW REVELATIONS, COBB CALLS ON STEFANIK TO STEP DOWN FROM TRUMP CAMPAIGN

“Her continued participation in the campaign…is simply unconscionable.”

March 19, Donald Trump to Bob Woodward:

“To be honest with you, I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.”

March 19: 4,152 cases of COVID-19 reported in New York State, 38 deaths.

On the very same day that New York state reported 4,152 cases of coronavirus and 38 deaths, and one day before the state shut down, Donald Trump was recorded telling reporter Bob Woodward that when it came to informing the American people of the seriousness of this virus, he liked “playing it down,” rather than being honest about what needed to be done to curb its spread.

In light of this disturbing revelation, congressional candidate Tedra Cobb released the following statement: 

“As a result of Donald Trump’s failed leadership, 190,000 Americans are dead, millions have gotten sick, and our economy is in shambles. Throughout this crisis, Elise Stefanik has politicized the pandemic for her own political gain. Now that Trump has admitted that he knew all along how serious this virus was and refused to tell the American people, I am calling on Elise to resign as co-chair for the Trump campaign. Her continued participation in the campaign of someone who lied to Americans about the risks of a global health crisis, causing illness, death, and destruction far beyond what we should have had to bear, is simply unconscionable.”

Timeline of Trump’s conflicting comments on the novel Coronavirus and the COVID-19 pandemic in New York:

Jan. 22, Trump to CNBC: We have it totally under control.” A day earlier, federal officials reported the first case of COVID-19 in the United States. “It’s one person, coming in from China,” Trump said. “It’s going to be just fine.
Feb. 7, Trump to Woodward: “You just breathe the air and that’s how it’s passed. And so that’s a very tricky one. That’s a very delicate one. It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flus.” 

Feb. 10, Trump at a New Hampshire rally: “I think the virus is going to be — it’s going to be fine.”

Feb. 9: White House Coronavirus task force briefs governors. The Washington Post reports: “many of the governors” were rattled afterward because the information they received didn’t resemble Trump’s public comments about the virus, which were rosy and optimistic. One day later, at a political rally in New Hampshire, Trump said, “By April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, (the coronavirus) miraculously goes away.”

March 1: First COVID-19 case reported in New York State.

March 4: On Fox News, Trump suggests it’s fine for people with COVID-19 to go to work

March 6: 44 total COVID-19 cases identified in New York State.

March 7: Trump tells Brazilian  President Jair Bolsonaro: “No, I’m not concerned at all. No, I’m not. No, we’ve done a great job.” March 7: State Of Emergency declared by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. 76 total COVID-19 cases reported. Two cases in the North Country.

March 13: Trump from the Rose Garden: “We’ve done a great job because we acted quickly. We acted early.”

March 13: 421 total COVID-19 cases in New York State. 

March 16: Public schools across New York State shut down. Non-essential workers are ordered to work from home.

March 19: Trump tells Woodward: “To be honest with you, I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.

March 19: 4,152 cases of COVID-19 reported in New York State, 38 deaths.

March 20: New York State goes on PAUSE.

 

Trump has downplayed the virus for more than 234 days. In that time, 190,864 Americans have died, and 6.3M people have gotten sick. 

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