Trump rages after Fauci says he failed to save lives

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Trump retweets call to fire Fauci after the coronavirus expert says quicker response ‘could have saved lives’

The infectious disease expert had no choice but to admit that Trump failed to save lives, and the narcissistic president quickly responded with a tweet calling for his ouster.

Take Action: Put a competent medical professional in charge of coronavirus outbreak. Get Pence out!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Dr. Fauci says Trump cost American lives

The president’s top medical expert finally acknowledged that Trump’s actions were “obviously” deadly.

Take Action: Learn how to make a protective face mask. (video)

 


Check out this week’s episode: Trump just killed thousands of Americans

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Trump Easter Twitter roundup: Resurrecting feuds and celebrating disaster declarations
On a sacred day, the president demonstrated an extraordinary number of deadly sins in his social media posts.


Study of Trump’s “miracle drug,” chloroquine, halted over risk of fatal heart complications
Trump’s ongoing efforts to rush unproven drugs into battle against coronavirus tripped up by science. Again.


Behind closed doors, Trump’s coronavirus task force boosts favored industry players and sows widespread confusion
“Jared and his friends decided they were going to do their thing,” one official said, referring to the president’s son-in-law. “It cost weeks.”

Take Action: Demand Kushner — Trump’s inept, unqualified son-in-law — be removed from the coronavirus response team!


Fox & Friends host hits back at Trump over “3rd grade name-calling”
Even Trump’s favorite propaganda network is losing patience with Trump and his childish antics.


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Virginia governor’s slew of bills heralds progressive new direction for state
Ralph Northam signs into law gun control measures, rolls back abortion restrictions, outlaws gender and sexuality discrimination, and makes voting easier. Elections matter.


Eugene Scalia, Trump’s Labor Secretary, comes under fire for making life harder for the unemployed
Scalia slammed for “despicable” efforts to roll back unemployment benefits and paid leave in coronavirus stimulus.


Nursing home deaths soar past 3,600 in alarming surge
As Trump and his allies brag about wins, coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes have led to an alarming rise in fatalities in just the past two weeks.


A month after Trump’s emergency declaration, NPR revisits the president’s promises
Spoiler alert: he was lying.


10 times Trump and his administration were warned about coronavirus
Dr. Fauci: more lives could have been saved if earlier action was taken.


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Today’s Action: Demand Trump fully implement the Defense Production Act 

About 95% of the U.S. population is currently under stay-at-home orders from their governor. And that’s a good thing – because isolation is the best way for each of us to combat the COVID-19 crisis.

But not everyone can stop working. Our frontline workers are keeping the country moving with essential services: medical professionals in the hospitals, nursing home caretakers, emergency responders, bus drivers, grocery store employees and food delivery workers, and more.

These workers need basic personal protective equipment (PPE), and right now, supplies have failed to come close to meeting demand. Trump has the ability to order the private sector to manufacture the needed supplies with the Defense Production Act (DPA) …but so far, he’s catastrophically under-utilizing it, even as the federal stockpile is dwindling.

Call or email your Members of Congress and urge them to demand Trump fully invoke the Defense Production Act to manufacture personal protective equipment for frontline workers. And if you or a member of your family are a frontline worker and personally experiencing the supply shortage, write a letter to your newspaper editor.

With the federal government unable to supply PPE’s, and Trump thus far unwilling to use the full power and efficiency of the DPA, states have been thrown into bidding wars against each other and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), sending the prices of supplies soaring and making the supply chain unpredictable.

Meanwhile, the states receiving supplies seem to be those that are strategically important to Trump this November. Florida (and its Republican Governor) has received nearly all of its requests for supplies, while blue states with bigger outbreaks like New York and Massachusetts have received small percentages of their needs.

COVID-19 has so far hit Democratic-leaning metropolitan areas hardest, and POC communities more than white communities due to the structural inequalities and racism in our healthcare system now on full display. But the virus itself is not political and all victims are equal. Trump needs to immediately use the DPA to its full capacity to save the lives not only of the patients, but those workers leaving their homes every day.

Email or call your Members of Congress and demand they call upon Trump to use the Defense Production Act to its fullest ability to manufacture personal protective equipment for frontline workers. And if you’re personally seeing the effects of these shortages, send a letter to your local newspaper.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on Trump to stop attacking the media and get responders what they need to COMBAT THE PANDEMIC, 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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