Revealed: Trump stalled virus testing to help campaign

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Journalist reveals that Trump deliberately slow-walked virus testing to ease his reelection

It appears the pandemic currently unfolding across the United States had a helping hand from the President himself.

Take Action: Demand Trump follow through with his CDC Director’s pledge to give free coronavirus tests — regardless of health insurance!

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Republican Senator sinks paid sick leave for virus with unreal stunt

The GOP has made very clear that they will support corporations are billionaires while hanging America’s working families out to dry.

Take Action: Check out the WHO’s list of precautions you can take to avoid infection WITHOUT panicking.

Check out this week’s episode: The one Super Tuesday result that has trump terrified…no matter who the nominee is

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Trump refuses coronavirus test afeter contact with infected Bolsonaro aide
Others who were exposed to the same individual, including two senators, two mayors, and police officers are now in voluntary quarantine.

Mitch McConnell trashes Democratic coronavirus relief bill for being “barely related” to crisis
Faced with a proposal that would help everyday Americans struggling with the effects of a pandemic, the Majority Leader turned up his nose.

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Pelosi says she is closing in on a coronavirus aid package deal that Republicans can accept
While Trump alernates between downplaying the threat and causing global panic, Pelosi has taken charge in a very important way.

Wife of Canada’s Trudeau tests positive for coronavirus
Grégoire Trudeau will self-isolate for 14 days, along with the prime minister “[as] a precautionary measure” along with the couple’s three children.

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Fact check: Trump falsely claims anybody who returns from Europe is being tested for coronavirus
No system is being set up to actually test these returning travelers.

Trump’s travel ban sidesteps his own European resorts
The president announced new travel restrictions on Europeans as the coronavirus pandemic escalated, but a few key spots on the continent were spared.

Top US health official says coronavirus testing system is ‘failing,’ cases now confirmed in 44 states
Trump dismantled Obama’s pandemic response team, and now, the whole country is paying the price.

Democrats smell blood in Texas after sky-high primary turnout
The party is targeting another half-dozen House seats in the Lone Star State.

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New details of misconduct by former Rep. Duncan Hunter emerge ahead of sentencing
Prosecutors described the former lawmaker’s criminal conduct in a lengthy court filing ahead of his sentencing March 17.


Today’s Action: Coronavirus Action in Congress NOW

We are at such a disadvantage to fight the spread of coronavirus, thanks to the damage Trump has wrought over his presidency (just one example: eliminating our entire pandemic response team in 2017).

But right now, Democrats in Congress are working as fast as they can to create a plan that makes coronavirus testing free (which it currently isn’t), assistance for food banks and other food-assistance programs for low-income families and seniors, and emergency paid leave.

Republicans in the Senate are trying to shut it down before it’s even passed the House – which means we’ve got to start working on them right away.

Call or email your Senators and urge them to support the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201). Remind them that this pandemic is not a partisan issue and that ALL families are going to be deeply affected – we need strong government support to get through it.

Let’s be 100% clear with Republicans: we would not be in this position if their supreme leader hadn’t so royally screwed up the past two months. Denying the danger of the virus from the offset, spreading misinformation, undercutting funding, and so much more.

With his focus so singularly on maintaining the health of the stock market and his own reelection, Trump has completely failed to protect us from a global pandemic and is, in fact, making things worse. Senate Republicans need to hear this – and they need to to be pushed to course-correct his egregious errors.

We need major protections for our most vulnerable families at this time – protecting access to basic needs like food, income and paid sick leave, and affordable coronavirus treatment.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators TODAY and ask them to support the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R.6201). Tell them it’s their job to make up for Trump’s complete failure to protect us in this time of national crisis.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition to censure Trump lapdog Matt Gaetz for his reprehensible gas mask stunt, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


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