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Thursday, September 10, 2020

MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. NEW: Trump Lied To Americans and Downplayed COVID

2. NEW: Unemployment Claims Rise in Trump’s Recession

NEWS OF THE DAY

3. Trump Attacks Fallen Soldiers and Wounded Veterans

4. Six Million Coronavirus Cases While Trump Politicizes Vaccines


MESSAGE OF THE DAY

1. NEW: Trump Lied To Americans and Downplayed COVID

Trump admitted on-the-record in taped interviews with Bob Woodward that he worked to conceal the true threat of coronavirus from the American people.


  • Trump lied to the American people and downplayed the coronavirus for months despite knowing how deadly it was. It’s a stunning act of betrayal.


  • Trump and the White House can’t spin this: Trump is on tape admitting in his own words that he knew the virus was “deadly,” but that he was “playing it down.”

    • Trump told Americans that it would “go away” or miraculously “disappear,” that it was no more dangerous than the seasonal flu and the virus would “pass.”

    • As Trump lied to the American people, he told the truth to Washington insiders, that the coronavirus is “more deadly” than the flu and that it was airborne and highly contagious.

      • Trump knew COVID was dangerous and harmful to young people, while in public saying they were “immune.”

      • Trump knew COVID was airborne, while in public he didn’t embrace mask wearing and held indoor rallies with no social distancing.


  • Trump claims he didn’t want to “panic” Americans, but Americans needed to know the truth. His lies cost an untold number of lives and caused devastating economic harm.

    • Trump has been inciting panic for the last four years —  about everything from caravans to suburbs and crime — and was a constant voice of panic about the Ebola pandemic threat in 2014.

    • When Americans needed facts the most, Trump lied to them. Now, more than 6 million Americans have been infected, 190,000 have died, and our economy has been devastated because he purposefully didn’t do his job. .


2. NEW: Unemployment Claims Rise in Trump’s Recession

Yesterday, Vice President Biden delivered remarks in Warren, MI on his plan to ensure the future is Made in America by all of America’s workers.


  • Trump’s economy is working for his rich friends and big corporations, but American workers have been left behind.

    • Millions have lost their jobs — and with it their pay, health insurance, and the dignity of work.


  • New unemployment claims increased again last week and nearly 1 in 5 workers (29 million Americans) are receiving unemployment assistance.

    • For 25 weeks, more workers have filed unemployment claims than any week during any previous recession.


  • It didn’t have to be this bad but as new reporting shows, Trump purposely did not take this virus seriously.

    • More than 13 million Americans are out of work

    • More than half the jobs lost haven’t come back

    • Trump is on track to be the worst jobs president in recorded history

    • More than 100,000 small businesses have closed for good


  • Trump broke his promises to rebuild American manufacturing:


  • Workers deserve a president who will put them first. Biden and Harris will invest in American manufacturing and innovation to ensure that the future is made in America.


NEWS OF THE DAY

3. Trump Attacks Fallen Soldiers and Wounded Veterans

Yesterday, Trump complained about a new DNC War Room television ad, “Sacrifice,” that blasts him for his long record of disparaging comments about America’s service members.


  • Trump’s attacks on service members and veterans are beyond disgusting — they’re un-American.


  • Trump inherited everything and sacrificed nothing, and has no respect for those who have given everything for our country.

    • Brave Americans who have sacrificed life and limb in defense of our freedoms are not “losers” or “suckers.”

    • America’s heroes deserve a president who respects their courage. Sadly, they do not have one now.

    • Trump can’t defend his alleged comments, so instead he’s attacking military leadership.


  • The Atlantic’s report has already been confirmed by numerous outlets, including Fox News. And Trump can’t hide his long history of disparaging military service and denigrating American heroes like John McCain.


  • As a military family, Joe and Jill Biden know the burden shared by those who give everything to our country. It’s why they’ve always prioritized the health and well-being of service members, veterans, and military families.


4. Six Million Coronavirus Cases While Trump Politicizes Vaccines

  • The U.S. has over 6.3 million confirmed cases and 190,000 deaths because Trump has failed to contain COVID-19.

    • Trump lied to Americans, downplayed the virus despite warnings from experts, and 6 months into this crisis still doesn’t have a plan.


  • Trump failed to keep children and families safe despite knowing the threat COVID posed to young people. Now half a million kids have been infected.

    • As early as March, Trump privately said he knew the coronavirus posed a threat to young people, but he has demanded schools reopen unsafely and publicly claims children are “virtually immune” from the disease.


  • We are just 4% of the world’s population but have nearly 25% of the world’s cases and over 20% of deaths.


  • Trump is playing politics with our lives. He is putting his reelection ahead of Americans’ safety by pushing for a vaccine before Election Day instead of following the science to ensure it’s safe and effective.

    • We cannot allow a repeat of Trump’s testing and PPE fiascos when it comes to a vaccine. The stakes are too high.

    • Dr. Fauci and other experts have called Trump’s promises of a vaccine before Election Day “unlikely” and “very remote.”


  • Joe Biden will rely on science and experts to guide his coronavirus response, including in developing a vaccine.


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