The anti-Trump Republicans behind The Lincoln Project have shared a powerful video outlining the abject failures of the Trump administration’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic. On Twitter this Saturday, the group re-upped the clip, in which they hammer Trump for commenting at a recent rally that he’d told his administration to “slow the testing down” in order to keep confirmed cases of Coronavirus low. Eventually, the Trump administration claimed that the president was not being serious, but first of all — he seemed entirely serious during the rally speech. Additionally, a pandemic that according to one tally has killed almost 150,000 Americans as of Saturday afternoon is not a joke!
In the Lincoln Project video, a narrator says:
‘The most deceptive, lying president in history finally told the truth. Somehow, it was more shocking than all his deceptions.’
The clip then cuts to a clip of Trump’s rally speech in which the sorry excuse for a president says:
“When you do testing to that extent, you’re gonna find more people! You’re gonna find more cases! So I said to my people, slow the testing down please!”
Trump, in the time since that rally, has even insisted that testing “creates” cases. It does not. Coronavirus cases across the country would still exist and be relevant even if they weren’t confirmed via testing. People would still be getting sick and dying. This concept is not complicated.
In the Lincoln Project video, the narrator adds:
‘Slow the testing down? Slow down our chance to save tens of thousands of lives? Slow down our understanding of where COVID is and how it’s spreading? Slow down the steps to reopen the economy? Every single expert told him to test more and test faster, and now, we know his response. That’s why this November, more than ever, the choice is clear: It’s America or Trump.’
Check out the clip below:
“Slow the testing down please.” – @realDonaldTrump
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 25, 2020
Trump has consistently congratulated himself for a supposed job well done in responding to the Coronavirus, which is ludicrous. Almost 150,000 Americans are dead, and many of those who survive may have long-term illnesses.
Check out Twitter’s response to the Lincoln Project below: