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April 1, 2020

White House Official Admits Trump Has Politicized Coronavirus Response – Favoring Red States to Grab Electoral College Votes

Filed under: Criminal, Fascism, Health, News, Political, Questions, Reason — Scottie @ 09:42

White House Official Admits Trump Has Politicized Coronavirus Response – Favoring Red States to Grab Electoral College Votes: Report

“The president knows Florida is so important for his reelection”

President Donald Trump has politicized the federal government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, from how it allocates medical equipment and supplies like PPE, to how it responds to requests from red state governors versus blue state governors – and a White House official is freely admitting it.

The Trump administration is sending red states like Florida – which has helped elect with the winner of every presidential race consistently since 1996 – all the coronavirus personal protective gear (PPE) that it has requested, while blue states which he has no chance of winning – like New York – are getting a fraction of their requests filled.

Trump is strongly supporting Florida’s new Republican governor, Ron DeSantis (photo, with Trump), who refused to close his beaches during spring break. That move alone allowed college students to potentially carry the coronavirus back to their friends, families, and dorm mates throughout the nation, fueling the pandemic.

“During a phone call on Saturday, DeSantis complained about people with the coronavirus traveling from New York to Florida. Minutes later, Trump publicly said he was considering a quarantine for New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. He ultimately decided against it.”

It’s not just policy that Trump is helping DeSantis with.

“One White House official said Trump is attuned to the electoral importance of Florida in November, giving added weight to the arguments DeSantis has made to the administration that his state’s economy should reopen as soon as possible.”

“The president knows Florida is so important for his reelection so when DeSantis says that, it means a lot,” said the official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be frank. “He pays close attention to what Florida wants.”

“Three days after requesting 430,000 surgical masks, 180,000 N95 respirators and other equipment on March 11, Florida received all of the items,” The Post continues.  “The state received an additional shipment less than two weeks later. As of late last week, it was awaiting a third shipment.”

2 Comments »

  1. I don’t like reading this stuff!!!! 😡

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Nan — April 1, 2020 @ 16:57

    • Hello Nan. I agree, I do not either. This is pure dictatorship. It is a ruler, not a president who is to respond to the people. But that is the reality we are facing. We really have already lost our democracy, and the sooner people realise that the sooner we can try to get it back. The Republicans under McConnell deliberately handed tRump the right to do anything he wants with no consequence. It scares the shit out of me. But their true plan is who comes after tRump. That is their goal, a true dictatorship one party rule, with them the party doing the ruling. They do not like democracy, they love power. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — April 1, 2020 @ 17:22


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