“We Are Not Going To Control The Pandemic:” In The Battlegrounds, Trump Slammed For Surrendering To COVID-19

Following Mark Meadows’ admission on CNN that the White House is “not going to control the pandemic,” Democrats across the battleground states slammed Donald Trump’s incompetent response to COVID-19, which has resulted in over 8.6 million U.S. cases and more than 225,000 deaths.

See for yourself:

In Arizona:

Dr. Davis Romney: “While Arizona communities are still suffering from the terrible toll the pandemic has already taken, Trump’s White House is openly admitting they are giving up on containing the coronavirus. To further underscore this administration’s failure of leadership, Mike Pence is out recklessly campaigning despite a coronavirus outbreak within his innermost circle. Arizona’s small businesses and families are facing difficult challenges as case counts and other metrics rise across the state. It didn’t have to be this bad, but Trump failed to lead and now Arizonans are paying the price. Arizona families deserve leaders who will fight for them and help them build back better. The only way we will recover from Trump’s failed leadership is to vote early for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.”

In Michigan:

Michigan Democratic Party Spokesperson Christian Slater: “Mark Meadows just admitted what Michiganders already knew: Donald Trump has surrendered to COVID-19 and is making us suffer the consequences. Now, because of that surrender, cases in Michigan are reaching record highs and hospitals are hitting maximum capacity. It didn’t have to be this bad, but from day one of this pandemic Trump has shown nothing but reckless disregard for our lives as he lied to us and attacked any measures for addressing the deadly disease. Michigan needs leaders like Joe Biden and Gary Peters who take this pandemic seriously and will take the steps necessary to get it under control.”

In Minnesota:

DFL Party Chair Ken Martin: “It’s absolutely unacceptable that as Minnesotans continue to get sick and die from COVID-19 that the Trump White House has completely given up on doing their jobs to fight for the American people. As Joe Biden put it, President Trump said we’re learning to live with this virus. No, we’re dying with it.  At the time of the last debate, America was averaging about 40,000 new cases a day.  Now we’re seeing nearly 70,000 new cases a day — and the White House has admitted that ‘We are not going to control the pandemic.’ Minnesotans deserve more than a president who gives up when the going gets tough, and voters across Minnesota will hold Trump and his failure of leadership accountable for the next nine days as we vote in droves for Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and DFLers up and down the ticket.”

In Nevada:

Nevada State Democratic Party Spokesperson Madison Mundy: “Mark Meadows’ statement that the Trump White House is giving up on controlling the pandemic is a slap in the face to Nevada families who are still reeling from this crisis. As the Trump administration admits defeat, hundreds of thousands of Nevadans are out of jobs and wondering how they’ll make ends meet, while more than 1,700 have lost their lives to the virus. To make matters worse, cases are once again surging in Nevada and across the country. Meanwhile, Trump sabotaged coronavirus relief negotiations to get Nevada families the help they need to make it through this crisis and is instead spending his time attempting to overturn the Affordable Care Act. Nevadans deserves better than Trump’s backwards priorities and in just nine days, they’ll send leaders like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House to get this crisis under control.”

In Wisconsin:

Democratic Party of Wisconsin Spokesperson Philip Shulman: “Trump and his administration are just saying what we already know: that they have completely given up on trying to get this pandemic under control, even as Wisconsin sees its hospital capacity pushed to the brink by skyrocketing cases of COVID-19 infections and deaths. Even though Trump exacerbated this crisis, he is still trying to strip protections from the 2.4 million Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions and rip away health care from the 150,000 people who get their health care through the exchange. The only way we will get out of this catastrophe is by electing Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to the White House on November 3rd.”