LANSING– While fears of COVID-19 grow and Governor Whitmer works tirelessly to contain the spread, Donald Trump has spent months downplaying concerns and promising the virus was contained after attacking programs meant to fight infectious diseases.
During a January 30 rally in Warren, Trump promised Michigan voters, “we have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully.” Since that time, cases have spread throughout the country, including at least 65 in Michigan as the administration desperately flails while attempting to respond to the crisis. The failed response comes as Trump has continued to fight for cuts to the Center for Disease Control.
“Donald Trump told Michigan voters he has coronavirus ‘very well under control’ as cases spread and his administration fights to slash funding for the Center for Disease Control,” said Michigan Democratic Party spokesman Christian Slater. “While Governor Whitmer and local leaders show leadership in the face of crisis, one thing is clear: Donald Trump has yet again failed Michigan families.”