DNC Statement on Donald Trump Fundraiser in New Jersey

Ahead of Donald Trump’s fundraiser in Deal, New Jersey today, Democratic National Committee spokesperson Will Baskin-Gerwitz released the following statement:

“Today, Donald Trump will rake in cash at a New Jersey fundraiser, while hundreds of thousands of Garden State residents who’ve lost their job during the pandemic wonder where their next paycheck will come from. He’ll hobnob with out-of-touch donors like nothing’s wrong, while citizens make sacrifices to stop the spread of the virus. And he’ll sleep in his own bed tonight, unlike the tens of thousands of New Jerseyans who’ve lost their lives to COVID-19. New Jersey knows that this virus is real — it deserves a president who gets that, too.”


Promise: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. We have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” [CNBC Interview, 1/22/20]

Promise: “We are marshalling the full power of the federal government and the private sector to protect the American people.” [Oval Office Address, 3/11/20]

  • Reality: Trump has still failed to provide states with adequate testing and PPE, as New Jerseyans are forced to wait more than a week for test results. And even as experts warned of a coming pandemic, Trump sent record shipments of N95 masks overseas.