Ronna McDaniel Owes Connecticut Answers on Trump’s Failed, Chaotic Pandemic Response

Ahead of RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel’s “virtual town hall” fundraiser in Connecticut today, Democratic National Committee spokesperson John Weber released the following statement:

“Nutmeggers aren’t interested in more empty rhetoric from Donald Trump’s Republican Party. For months, he downplayed the coronavirus pandemic, left health care workers without personal protective equipment, and failed to deliver desperately needed testing. Instead of sliding into Connecticut to raise money, McDaniel needs to answer for her boss’ repeated failures and broken promises.”


Promise: “You’re going to look back in two years and four years and 20 years […] and you’re going to say that was the greatest vote I’ve ever cast. […] That’s when we won with health care.” [Trump Campaign Speech, Hartford CT, 4/15/16]

Promise: “Every single country that does business with us — they rip us off left and right like we’re bunch of dummies. And you know what? It’s all going to change.” [Trump Campaign Speech, Bridgeport CT, 4/23/16]

Promise:  “Anybody that wants a test can get a test.” [CDC Headquarters, 3/6/20]

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: Just weeks later, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the federal government would not be shipping any more equipment to Connecticut, noting that “we are on our own.”