FACT SHEET: Trump Is Making Americans Less Safe

Trump falsely claims to be the law and order president as he fans the flames of hate and division and tries to blame the chaos that ensues on his political opponents — despite the fact that, last we checked, he is currently the president. Trump keeps telling us if he is reelected, you’d feel safe, but does anyone actually believe that?

Americans are less safe because of Trump’s failed coronavirus response.

  • The United States has the worst coronavirus outbreak in the world, with more deaths and cases than any other country by far.

  • The U.S. has over six million confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 183,000 Americans have died, with an average of 1,000 Americans dying each day last month.

  • More cops have died of coronavirus this year than on patrol.

  • Trump ignored warnings and unsafely pushed for the country to reopen. Now he is falsely claiming children are immune to coronavirus and pushing for schools to fully reopen without a plan to ensure it is done safely.

Trump is putting Americans’s health and economic security at risk. 

  • Trump has tried to cut Social Security programs every year, and an analysis by the Social Security Administration’s chief actuary determined that his plan to eliminate the payroll tax could deplete Social Security by 2023.

  • Trump’s failed coronavirus response has contributed to millions of small businesses are at risk of closing for good, up to 40 million Americans are at risk of being evicted, tens of millions are going hungry, and 58 million Americans have filed for unemployment with over 16 million still out of work.

  • Trump is fighting to overturn the entire Affordable Care Act, which would take health care away from 20 million Americans and eliminate protections for as many as 133 million Americans with preexisting conditions, potentially including those recovering from coronavirus.

Trump has fanned the flames of hate for his political gain and refused to condemn violence from his own supporters.

  • Trump outright defended one of his own supporters charged with murdering two protestors.

  • Trump’s top advisor Kellyanne Conway said she thinks more violence and chaos will help Trump politically, and Trump dismissed concerns that going to Kenosha, Wisconsin would exacerbate violence, instead noting it would “increase enthusiasm.”

  • Trump encouraged a caravan of supporters who traveled to Portland to fight back protestors, and defended his supporters for shooting protestors with paintballs.

  • Trump encouraged violence against peaceful protesters in Minnesota, calling protestors “thugs” and suggesting they would be shot.

  • Trump implied his supporters should fight back against protesters, and threatened that his supporters were “much tougher” and “much stronger.”