With less than five months until the general election, more and more of the rural and small-town Pennsylvanians who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 are turning away from the President and towards former Vice President Joe Biden. Recent polling shows the VP with a commanding, 10-point lead in Pennsylvania. Voters in Pennsylvania are done with President Trump’s chaotic, weak, and divisive leadership, and they are responding positively to Joe Biden’s life experience and dignified record in public service.
According to new FEC filings, several CEOs appointed by President Trump to help manage the White House task force to reopen the country previously donated millions to underwrite the president’s reelection campaign, raising questions about the ability of wealthy donors to buy access to influence federal policy during the COVID-19 crisis.
According to reporting by the Washington Post, in late March the Secret Service signed a $45,000 contract to rent fleet golf carts in Northern Virginia near one of the president’s frequently visited golf courses in Sterling. Although the contract does not list the president by name in the rental, it is a near carbon copy of the previous orders used by the Secret Service for Trump’s golf visits in Florida and New Jersey.
According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, as late as February 2020 Trump’s General Services Administration (GSA) was auctioning off cases of N95 masks that are now in national shortage for health care workers who are treating coronavirus patients. This comes mere days after the president created the coronavirus task force and calls into question Trump’s control over the process and lack of concern he took regarding the fatal virus.
In January, President Trump was briefed by his own intelligence officials on the potential widespread threat of coronavirus should it catalyze within U.S. borders, and instead of taking immediate action to prevent the potential pandemic, the president continued to deny its very existence.
President Trump was warned by his own intelligence officials in January that COVID-19 was an imminent threat faced should the virus catalyze within U.S. borders, and instead of taking immediate action to prevent further spread of the disease, the president continued to publicly deny it’s very existence.
As the Coronavirus crisis becomes increasingly severe throughout the U.S., the Trump White House continues to scramble to contain a spreading pandemic that, for weeks, they chose to ignore.