For Immediate Release
September 10, 2020
Angela Allmond, Communications Director
Oklahoma Democratic Party
More Failed Leadership – Coronavirus Coverup
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Democratic Party is outraged learning that the President of the United States, sworn to an oath to protect our Nation and its citizens, deliberately lied and covered up information on a deadly virus that has taken nearly 200,000 lives.
“This isn’t conjecture. Trump admits on record that he knew about the seriousness of this virus, downplayed what he knew, and then lied to the people. It is difficult for me to believe that a president would go to such depths to deceive a nation even as more Americans died from a virus ravaging communities and destroying families. Still, here we are,” stated Alicia Andrews, Oklahoma Democratic Party Chair.
“As our country spiked with cases and hospitalizations, and knowing how deadly and contagious this virus is, Trump scheduled a rally and visited Oklahoma back in June. He knew then and knowingly placed Tulsans and visitors in harm’s way with a large gathering just for his own ego. People got sick and died from attending that rally and we are now ranked 4th in the country for positive cases. To now learn that the President knew and ignored the information and tried to cover up what he learned is unspeakable.
“This isn’t about politics. This is about compassion and empathy. This is about leadership and honoring an oath to protect the people. Trump has failed to do the most basic human act — care. Our country cannot survive another four years of constant deceit and deception. This kind of behavior is unacceptable of a leader and President and it will not go unchecked. Come November 3rd; the people will make their voices heard at the ballot box and let this President know that Americans will no longer tolerate the lies and dishonesty plaguing this administration,” concluded Andrews.
For more information about the Oklahoma Democratic Party, visit the party website at okdemocrats.org, or call party headquarters at 405-427-3366.