NEW VIDEO: Trump Playbook Leads to 100,000 Lost Lives
May 28, 2020
Today, after the U.S. surpassed 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, the DNC War Room released the first of a series of videos exposing Trump’s failures to contain coronavirus. The video explores how, instead of listening to experts, Trump relied on his instincts — as outlined in The Art of the Deal — to guide his response, with disastrous consequences.
ART OF THE DEAL: “The final key to the way I promote is bravado. I play to people’s fantasies.”
NOW: Trump has falsely claimed the coronavirus will “disappear” and that a vaccine will be available “very quickly.”
TRUMP: “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”
TRUMP: “You have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.”
TRUMP: “Ultimately, a vaccine … You’re going to have it very quickly.”
ART OF THE DEAL: “That’s why a little hyperbole never hurts.”
NOW: Trump has lied and exaggerated throughout this pandemic. He falsely claimed the coronavirus will soon be “eradicated” and that anybody could get a test.
TRUMP: “It’s going to leave. It’s going to be gone. It’s going to be eradicated.”
TRUMP: “Anybody that wants a test can get a test.”
ART OF THE DEAL: “The risk is that you’ll make a bad situation worse.”
NOW: Despite Trump crying fake news, the truth is his inaction and failure to respond has made the coronavirus far worse than it had to be.
TRUMP: “A lot of it’s fake news.”
ART OF THE DEAL: “Even if it means alienating people along the way.”
NOW: Trump has turned to dividing Americans in an effort to distract and avoid blame for his failed response.
TRUMP: “We’ve had a big problem with the young, a woman governor from — you know who I’m talking about — from Michigan.”
ART OF THE DEAL: “You can’t con people, at least not for long. … But if you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.”
NOW: Trump forgot his own warning. Despite claiming everything he did was right, he failed to deliver the goods — and people have caught on.
TRUMP: “Everything we did was right.”