DNC on Latest Unemployment Numbers

After the U.S. Department of Labor released the latest unemployment claims numbers, DNC Chair and former Labor Secretary Tom Perez issued the following statement after 2.4 million more Americans filed initial claims for unemployment benefits:

“Americans have now filed over 50 million initial unemployment claims since this crisis began, a new depth in American history. Donald Trump’s incompetence is sending our nation in the wrong direction. This is the 17th consecutive week that unemployment claims have topped a million. And things will only get worse if Trump and Republicans in Congress let expanded unemployment insurance expire at the end of this month. We need action. We need leadership. But all we’re getting from this White House is a blame game. Americans know the truth: Trump failed to take this virus seriously, and his ignorance turned out to be lethal. More than 135,000 Americans have died and our economy is in the worst recession since the Great Depression. But even now, Trump is still making the same mistakes. Instead of taking bold action to stop the spread of this virus, Trump and his cronies are spreading lies and attacking health experts like Dr. Fauci. America is fed up with this sad excuse for a president. They look forward to the day they can elect a president with the courage and experience to unite our country and lead us through crisis. Joe Biden will be that president, and November 3rd will be that day.”