In The Battlegrounds: Democrats Call Out Trump As U.S. Reaches 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths

As the United States surpassed 100,000 coronavirus deaths yesterday, Democrats across the battlegrounds called out Trump’s ineffective, failed response to the pandemic that’s led our country to this devastating milestone.

See below:

In Maine:

  • @MaineDems: “Trump’s chaotic response left us unprepared and now more than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. It didn’t have to be this way. As @MaineDems Chair @kathleen_marra wrote in April, @realDonaldTrump’s failed leadership has been ‘nothing short of dangerous.’”

In Michigan:

  • Michigan Democratic Party Statement on 100,000 COVID-19 Deaths: “If we had leadership in the White House who acted when warned in January, we could have avoided this horrific threshold. Instead, our country is muddling through a once-in-a-generation pandemic with a president in Donald Trump who is more interested in his latest Twitter feud than saving the lives of countless Americans.”

In North Carolina:

  • NCDP Statement on U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll: “Now more than ever North Carolinians need a president who can lead us out of the hole the Trump administration has dug — someone who will trust experts, facts and science as we look to protect the public, reopen our country and revive our economy. Joe Biden has shown he will be the president who meets the moment.”

In Pennsylvania:

  • PA Dems Chair Statement Mourning 100k U.S. Coronavirus Deaths: “Even as 100,000 of our fellow Americans fall victim to this pandemic, Trump still hasn’t learned his lesson. He continues to ignore medical experts and put more lives in jeopardy by pushing states to rapidly reopen without the testing they need to do so safely. We deserve far better than his chaotic leadership in a time of crisis.”

In Texas:

  • 100,000: “Texans and Americans deserve competent and empathetic leadership. We need elected officials who understand the tragedy that our communities are facing. Trump, Abbott, Cornyn, and the rest of the Trump Republican Party have failed our families.”

In Virginia:

  • DPVA Chair Condemns Trump Administration As COVID-19 Deaths Top 100,000 In The United States: “Donald Trump and his administration have sought to mislead the American public and deflect any responsibility for this pandemic. If Trump had heeded the warnings of his advisors in the early weeks, tens of thousands of lives could have been spared. Instead, he ignored the problem and failed to deliver testing, supplies, and guidance that could have saved lives. Other countries avoided the worst of this virus by acting quickly and following scientists’ advice. Donald Trump did not.”

In Wisconsin:

  • DPW Statement on 100,000 Coronavirus Deaths: “We have hit an inconsolable bench mark in the COVID-19 pandemic — 100,000 of our family members, friends, and neighbors have perished from this deadly disease. What makes this all the more painful is that it didn’t have to be this way. But here we are because Donald Trump didn’t take this crisis seriously from the outset. Even when he did start facing the reality of this crisis, he botched every necessary step to contain the virus.”