- She concluded, "the truth is a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others."
- The United States recorded its deadliest day on record Tuesday, with 2,407 deaths nationwide.
- President Trump offered his own words of comfort and defense during his daily briefing Tuesday.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Speaker of the House of Representatives, accused President Donald Trump of having “caused unnecessary death and economic disaster” with how he handled the new coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to fellow party members, cited by Yahoo! News, the Democratic leader listed six points on which, in her opinion, was “the truth of what has put us in this position.”
“The truth is that Donald Trump dismantled the infrastructure handed to him which was meant to plan for and overcome a pandemic, resulting in unnecessary deaths and economic disaster,” listed one of Pelosi’s six bullet points. “The truth is that in January Donald Trump was warned about this pandemic, ignored those warnings, took insufficient action and caused unnecessary death and economic disaster,” listed another.
“The truth is, from this moment on, Americans must ignore lies and start to listen to scientists and other respected professionals in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones,” she said. “The truth is that Donald Trump told his most loyal followers that the pandemic was a hoax and that it would magically disappear, thus endangering lives and paving the way for economic disaster,” she continued.
“The truth is that we did not have proper testing available in March despite Trump repeatedly claiming that we did; and even now, we do not have adequate tests, masks, PPE, and necessary equipment, which creates unnecessary death and suffering,” she went on. “The truth is because of an incompetent reaction to this health crisis, the strong economy handed to Donald Trump is now a disaster, causing the suffering of countless Americans and endangering lives.”
She concluded, “the truth is a weak person, a poor leader, takes no responsibility. A weak person blames others.”
United States Records Over 2,400 Deaths Tuesday
The United States recorded its deadliest day on record Tuesday, with 2,407 deaths nationwide, according to Worldometers. The center of the epidemic remains New York State, with 213,779 cases and 11,586 deaths. President Trump offered his own words of comfort and defense during his daily briefing Tuesday.
“We grieve at every precious life that has been lost to the invisible enemy, but through the darkness, we can see the rays of light. We see that tunnel. And at the end of that tunnel, we see light. We’re starting to see it.” He added, “more than ever before, we’ve held our rate, the numbers — everything we’ve done. We’ve been very, very strong on it and very powerful on it.”
The covid-19 pandemic has so far caused more than 133,000 deaths and infected more than two million people in 193 countries and territories. After appearing in China in December, the outbreak spread across the world, with the United States currently the country with the highest number of deaths and infections.
The European continent, with more than 966,000 infected and more than 87,000 dead, is the one that has so far registered the highest number of cases. Spain has the highest number of cases on the continent, at nearly 178,000, and Italy has the highest number of deaths in Europe, at nearly 22,000.