Ilhan Omar claims that “hundreds of thousands can die” because of Trump’s response to the corona virus
Congressman Ilhan Omar accused President Trump of mishandling the U.S. corona virus, claiming “hundreds of thousands could die.”
Representative Omar, the Democratic representative from Minnesota, made the sharp comments during an interview on SiriusXM’s The Dean Obeidallah Show on Thursday.
“I think with each passing day, it becomes increasingly apparent how badly this government has completely failed the American people,” she said.
“We have the richest country in the world and we have all kinds of benefits, yet thousands, hundreds of thousands of people can die because of his mismanagement and his inability to be honest with people is quite devastating.”
Rep. Omar further lashed out at the president saying that he “downplayed” the coronavirus pandemic and “failed to ensure there was a good test.”
The United States has collected 272,168 confirmed cases and at least 7,007 deaths.
He has still not fully utilized the Defense Production Act to get essential medical equipment into the field. We still don’t have enough tests, ”she said.
She added that Trump has not fully understood the overriding role he should play in America’s response and that epicenters are desperate for medical supplies.
In an interview on Thursday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (left) President Trump’s response (right) down to the corona virus, saying ‘hundreds of thousands could die’
“He still doesn’t recognize the role he should play when it comes to leading a country facing a pandemic,” said Omar.
“We are only seeing reports that places like New York and others are in desperate need of fans, masks and gloves and coats may not get them or may not get enough until June.”
A hotspot like New York has registered over 102,000 coronavirus infections and nearly 3,000 deaths. New York City has become an epicenter for the disease, with a total of 56,289 cases and 1,867 deaths.
Local hospitals such as Elmhurst Hospital in Queens recently received respirators after pleading with officials for more medical supplies, but front-line doctors are still asking for more equipment when patients flood the center.
Trump has received both criticism and praise for the way he handled the coronavirus outbreak.
Dr. Antony Fauci previously praised Trump for imposing a travel ban on China and Europe, but has also undermined proclamations such as the economy’s reopening period.
Others, such as frequent critic Rep. Omar, have pushed back to Trump. She recently described one of Trump’s press coronavirus news conference “as looking at a train wreck happen and don’t know what to do. ‘
“It’s not just the lies and spins that are disturbing, but the millions of people who look at this and believe this insane stuff,” she added.
Rep. Omar (photo): ‘The level of incompetence and narcissism that drives the need to constantly focus on what his poll numbers are, what the ratings look like, who is nice to him and who isn’t, is totally awful.’
Thursday’s interview resulted in Rep. Omar pointed out Trump’s “incompetence” and “narcissism” when he brags about his public approval at coronavirus conferences.
“The level of incompetence and narcissism driving the need to constantly focus on what his poll numbers are, what the ratings look like, who is nice to him and who isn’t, is utterly appalling,” said Omar.
“We want him to pay attention, lead, be honest and not so focused on pointing fingers and just do his job,” said Omar.
Former presidential hopeful and California senator Kamala Harris also criticized Trump’s response this week.
Harris described going to the Homeland Security meeting about the corona virus where no public health officials from the Trump administration showed up.
Kamala Harris (pictured), a former presidential hopeful, accused the Trump administration after claiming that none of their public health officials attended a Homeland Security coronavirus meeting
She wrote, “Fifty days ago, I attended a meeting of the Homeland Security Committee on the coronavirus and none of the current Trump administration public health officials showed up.
Now more than 5,000 Americans are dead. Their inability to act quickly took lives. ‘
According to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, the majority of Americans are confident in the Trump leadership’s economic leadership, with the president weighing a 56% endorsement rate in the economy.
Despite this, the U.S. has the highest rate of coronavirus infections at 245,000 and an increasing death toll of 7,000.
Trump has defended himself against critics, even going as far as to send Senator Chuck Schumer a letter blaming the dizzying New York outbreak for the impeachment process.
He also blames the Chinese officials for accusing him and Vice President Mike Pence of intentionally concealing the country’s deliberate coronavirus impact.
Pence said to CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “I’ll be very candid with you, saying the CDC was still assessing in mid-January that the risk of the coronavirus to the American people was low.
“The very first case was someone who had been in China, I believe around the 20th of January took place at the end of January.”
“The reality is that we would have been better off if China had been more present. I mean, the reality is that China has been more transparent regarding the coronavirus than it has been for other infectious diseases for the past 15 years.
“But what now seems clear is that long before the world heard in December that China was dealing with this, and perhaps a month earlier, that the outbreak was really in China,” he noted.
Dr. Deborah Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator for the White House, supported these claims in an interview with Fox News.
She said the Chinese records don’t explain all cases, especially asymptomatic and mild symptoms.