On MSNBC Saturday, ER doctor Rob Davidson slammed President Donald Trump for his comments that the American people are “warriors” who will go out to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
“You can’t make up for it by saying there will be a great economy, but — Dr. Davidson, do you think children should be considered warriors, who should risk death and risk their teachers getting sick and maybe dying, just so that their parents can go back on the wheel and Donald Trump can have his great economy back that was actually Barack Obama’s great economy?” asked host Joy Reid.
“None of us signed up to be warriors in Donald Trump’s battle between public health and the economy,” said Davidson. “Frankly, we cannot have an economic recovery without truly addressing the public health piece.”
“I know here in Michigan we have a governor who has put out a 17-page, six-step plan. We’re in Phase Three right now,” said Davidson. “All we need from the federal government is a consistent message, people wearing masks, people — telling people to stay home and follow their governor’s direction, and we need them to utilize the [Defense Production Act] to get us swabs and reagents so we can do the testing, that is still lacking in our state. That’s all we need.”
“Other states might need more because their governors aren’t doing the great job Governor Whitmer is, but really, here in Michigan we’re asking for very, very minimal from the president,” said Davidson. “And calling us ‘warriors’ and expecting us to sacrifice ourselves for some economy that he is dreaming that is going to recover without public health, I think is ludicrous.”
Trump officials could face criminal charges for USPS sabotage — and the president may not be able to pardon them
Members of the Trump administration could face legal jeopardy over efforts to sabotage U.S. Postal Service operations to interfere with the 2020 presidential elections.
"Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) made a criminal referral to the New Jersey Attorney General on Friday night, asking him to impanel a grand jury to look at possible breach of state election laws by President Trump, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and others for 'their accelerating arson of the post office,' he said. Alarming headlines have emerged in recent days as many states prepare to facilitate widespread mail balloting due to the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump openly admitted he was withholding federal aid from the postal service to prevent mail-in voting, and USPS has notified 46 states and D.C. that it will struggle to deliver some mail ballots on time," The Daily Beast reported Friday.
Lots of red hats — but not many COVID masks — at Bedminster ‘Cops for Trump’ event with the president
Enhanced unemployment benefits have expired and there is still no deal on the next COVID-19 stimulus package, but the president of the United States left Washington, DC on Friday for yet another weekend at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
"This weekend’s trip to Trump National Bedminster is the president’s 23rd since taking office, and will increase his golf-related taxpayer tab to $142 million in travel and security expenses," HuffPost White House corresponded S.V. Dáte reported Friday. "Trump has already spent 268 days on golf courses that he owns in his 1,303 days in office, of which 85 have been at Bedminster."
‘Very good news’: Law prof praises Kentucky’s bipartisan compromise to allow everyone to vote by mail
The state of Kentucky was praised on Friday after a bipartisan agreement was reached to expand voting by mail during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"Any Kentucky voter wary of the risk of COVID-19 will be able to vote in the Nov. 3 general election by mailing in an absentee ballot. Voters will also have the option of casting a ballot in person during the three weeks leading up to the election, or waiting until Election Day," the Lexington Herald-Leader reported Friday.