Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Elise Stefanik, Republicans, and Donald Trump wants us to forget how he botched the COVID pandemic response

So now the GOP is trying to rebrand Donald Trump as a successful president. Rep. Elise Stefanik, who has built a Congressional career in outright lying for Trump, tried to pass off a new lie. Unfortunately for her and Trump, a lot of folks remember just much how of a disaster Trump was in the Oval Office and continues to be as he tries to get back in. 

Especially when it came to the COVID pandemic.

 From Raw Story

 Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) told the nation Wednesday that Americans are much worse off now than they were four years ago, spurring Americans to do some quick math and issue a swift rebuttal — that was March 2020. 

Stefanik made this declaration at a press conference for House Republican leaders on the heels of a victorious Super Tuesday for former President Donald Trump. "As Ronald Reagan famously asked us, 'Are you better off today than you were four years ago?" Stefanik asked. "The answer for hard-working Americans across the country is a resounding no. 

 Unfortunately for Stefanik, the article goes on to say, folks on Twitter quickly reminded her that March 2020 was around the time that the country was slowly but surely getting swallowed up by the COVID pandemic - a pandemic made worse by Trump deliberately undermining its severity and then botching the response.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump tried to claim that he did a "fantastic job" on COVID. The Biden campaign was quick to call out that lie.

But to me, one tweet really stood out. It was a response to the Biden/Harris tweet and it brought the "receipts" in the form Trump's actual words in 2020 showcasing his lies and basic incompetence in dealing with the pandemic.