White House let covid kill more democrats, changes tune after virus turns on red states

  • northbeach

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    Aug 11, 2020 9:19 PM GMT
    Kushner's coronavirus team shied away from a national strategy, believing that the virus was hitting Democratic states hardest and that they could blame governors, report says


    Members of Jared Kushner's coronavirus task force considered a national-scale testing plan early in the US's coronavirus outbreak.

    However, according to a new Vanity Fair report, the plan never came to be, partly because the task force thought it would be better politically to hold off.

    The logic, a source told Vanity Fair, was that the virus would hit Democratic-voting areas hardest and that the damage could be blamed on governors instead.
    "The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy," the unnamed expert said.

    In March and early April, Kushner, a senior White House adviser, led a task force, parallel to the White House's official efforts, to devise a plan to accelerate coronavirus testing and supply chains nationwide.

    Ultimately, that was abandoned, and President Donald Trump shifted much of the responsibility for controlling outbreaks to individual states.
    When the team was working, New York was the epicenter of the US's coronavirus outbreak, with more than 300,000 cases by early April.

    It's not the first time the Trump administration has been accused of using politicized reasoning in its pandemic response.

    The president wore a face mask in public for the first time in early July, and he has recently signaled a more serious take on a pandemic that he had previously downplayed.

    On Monday, however, reports emerged that Trump's pivot may have been motivated by advisers showing him increases in cases in Republican and swing states — "our people," a senior administration official told The Washington Post.
  • craycraydoesd...

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    Aug 13, 2020 2:46 PM GMT
    Has any president, other than Trump, deliberately let a pandemic get out of hand just because it hurt the other party more? This is almost treasonous
  • dilfforrent

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    Aug 13, 2020 5:55 PM GMT
    Well, to reduce election turnout by trying to kill mail-in voting, Trump is willing to sabotage the postal service, denying a basic service to hundreds of millions and a lifeline to many rural communities who depend on it for prescription medicine and other goods, as he plainly admitted this morning:


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    Aug 13, 2020 6:38 PM GMT
    Incompetent buffoon, fascist dictator, Democrat governors are responsible for the Wuhan Virus killing more people, not President Trump.
    States like New Jersey, New York, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Delaware (sucks) have the highest Wuhan Virus death rates in the nation.
    The U.S. Constitution does not authorize a President to micromanage states run by incompetent Democrat buffoons, even during a pandemic.
    The same morons who call President Trump "Hitler," accuse him of not being despotic enough during the pandemic.
    President Trump has worked tirelessly to mobilize federal resources, in an unprecedented way, to combat the Wuhan Virus.
    He has carefully avoided abusing the powers of his office, unlike the previous corrupt occupant of the White House, over whom morons slobber.
  • outdoorsmuscl...

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    Aug 16, 2020 12:27 AM GMT