Kristin Urquiza has earlier drawn attention with her obituary for her father, slamming the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, she asked Trump to resign after reports came out that he’d knowingly undermined the seriousness of the virus.
It appears that Trump knew before the first confirmed U.S. coronavirus death that COVID-19 is highly contagious. This revelation came from a new book by journalist Bob Woodward.
Even then Trump claimed that the virus was well “under control”.
The girl’s father, who was a supporter of Trump, died of COVID-19 in June. She reported to ‘The Arizona Republic’ “The president is on record lying,”.
She also says “That betrayal of my father and our country is even more clear now. The president’s lies are undeniable and inexcusable”.
“If Donald Trump had told the American people in public what he had told Bob Woodward in private, thousands of lives could have been spared, including my dad…The sad thing is that it didn’t have to be this way. These deaths were needless and preventable.”
Till now more than 192,000 people in America have died from the virus.
What Was Trump Trying To Achieve?
Trump told Woodward that he has always played it down and he still likes to do it because he wishes to avoid causing panic. This was revealed from an audio clip posted on The Washington Post‘s website on Wednesday. The newspaper has a copy of the book, “Rage,” which will release next week.
In the same interview with Woodward, Trump said the virus is more deadly than he assumed.
He said “But just today, and yesterday, some startling facts came out. It’s not just old, older,” according to the clip. He adds, “Young people, too, plenty of young people.”
Biden and some top Democrats heavily criticise Trump. Biden calls it “a life-and-death betrayal of the American people.”
Pelosi told the reporters on Thursday that what Trump showed in those comments is his contempt. His contempt for Americans and their well-being, for science, for any attempt to defeat the virus, for his supporters and their dear ones.