Democrats Blocks Trump’s Bill, Then Blames Him for Lousy Coronavirus Efforts
Democrats have successfully blocked off Trump’s trillion-dollar coronavirus economic package that was supposed to provide relief for Americans and businesses who had been affected by the coronavirus, all the while mischievously branding the president as incompetent.
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accused Republicans of being unable to provide an immediate response to Americans during the ongoing pandemic. Instead, Hillary blamed the GOP for pushing their political interest. In her Twitter post on Monday, Clinton asked, “In the face of crisis, FDR had the New Deal to help suffering Americans. Now, @realdonaldtrump, you and your fellow Republicans are pushing the #SelfDeal. See the difference?”
Another presidential hopeful, Joe Biden also released a campaign video that was aimed to put Trump’s coronavirus response in a bad light. As if the entire campaign team was worried that Biden might make another blunder, the said video featured the former vice-president’s adviser Ron Klain.
“Everyone knows that America’s facing a real challenge from the coronavirus,” Klain began. He went on to accuse the president of denying and even downplaying the seriousness of the issue, adding edited footage of Trump’s statements, one of which includes the president saying that coronavirus would disappear like magic.
Then, he continued to point out that the country lagged in providing immediate responses, such as testing. He cited the fact that only 150 out of 1 million Americans had been tested, while in Asian countries like Korea, 4,000 out of 1 million Koreans have been tested. He also went on to accuse the president of removing key scientific figures such as Dr. Nancy Messonier after she predicted that the virus would eventually hit the US.
After his lengthy speech, Klain cited all the list of things that Biden would do as president, such as testing, getting the help of the military, and providing economic relief to Americans who have been affected by the pandemic, all of which the president had already done.
Everyone knows that we're facing a real crisis from the coronavirus. But do you know how we got here and what we need to do next? Ron Klain, former White House Ebola Response Coordinator, breaks it down for us: pic.twitter.com/XRkIw2EzM4— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 21, 2020
Klain’s present statements were a striking contrast to his previous remarks. During a guesting on Pod Save America, Klain, who once headed the country’s Ebola response during the Obama administration, said that “The fact is we knew a lot more about Ebola in the fall of 2014 than we know about this new virus right now.”
With a great deal of confidence, Klain assured that there was “no reason to really panic.”
Flashback: @RonaldKlain, Biden’s “Coronavirus” adviser who’s hitting Trump FOR “downplaying” the threat, himself downplayed it a month ago on @PodSaveAmerica— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) March 23, 2020
“No reason to yet to be fearful, no reason really panic or anything like that” pic.twitter.com/YzF7e8Ofdx
While other Democrats are busy targeting Trump’s response, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were able to successfully lobby against the administration’s $2 trillion economic relief package. The party tried to reason out that the bill was more focused on saving corporations rather than on hospitals and individuals, even when the stock market was in great need of federal assistance, putting the economy on the brink of recession.
Then, the party introduced another alternative, Pelosi’s 1,120-page coronavirus rescue bill. Once approved, the bill can be used as machinery to push Democratic initiatives, which are unrelated to the ongoing pandemic. This includes:
- increased fuel emission standards for airlines receiving funds and carbon offsets
- payment for up to $10,000 in student loans
- same-day voter registration
- early voting as well as voting by mail and ballot harvesting
- an automatic extension of nonimmigrant visas
- assisting Planned Parenthood.