Report: White House Abandoned National Testing Because Virus Hit Blue States Hardest

Report: White House Abandoned National Testing Because Virus Hit Blue States Hardest July 31, 2020

Crimes Against Humanity: An explosive investigative report shows that the Trump White House abandoned a national testing plan earlier this year “because the virus had hit blue states hardest.”

Talking Points Memo reports:

The COVID-19 task force led by White House Senior Adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner reportedly scrapped its plan for nationwide testing for COVID-19 at least partially due to an unwillingness to assist states that did not support Trump.

Vanity Fair reported on Thursday that Kushner’s team ultimately decided to thrust the responsibility of handling the testing shortage crisis upon individual states for political reasons in April, as blue states like New York bore the brunt of the pandemic at the time.

Vanity Fair reports:

Most troubling of all, perhaps, was a sentiment the expert said a member of Kushner’s team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national [testing] plan was unnecessary and would not make sense politically. “The political folks believed that because it was going to be relegated to Democratic states, that they could blame those governors, and that would be an effective political strategy,” said the expert. That logic may have swayed Kushner.

In short, earlier this year the White House COVID-19 task force led by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner abandoned a national testing plan that would have saved thousands of lives because they believed the virus would be contained to blue states, and it made political sense to these sociopaths to allow the death and suffering in blue states so they could use the tragedy to campaign against Democratic governors in the 2020 elections. 

Commenting on the situation, Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo opined:

The White House made the explicit decision that it was a better political call to let people die in the blue states and blame the governors then try to fix the testing situation.

Common Dreams reports that many are now seeking the resignation of Kushner for his part in this “disastrous and deadly” policy failure

In the wake of devastating new reporting by Vanity Fair, a chorus of voices Friday called for the immediate resignation of Jared Kushner, a top White House advisor and the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, for disastrous—and deadly—failures by the administration that appear to have put the political desires of the president above the public health needs of the American people.

The following is a sample of reactions to the despicable actions of the White House:

  Bottom line: An explosive investigative report shows that the Trump White House abandoned a national testing plan earlier this year “because the virus had hit blue states hardest.”

Report: White House Abandoned National Testing Because Virus Hit Blue States Hardest (Image via Twitter)
Report: White House Abandoned National Testing Because Virus Hit Blue States Hardest (Image via Twitter)

 


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