Ignoring the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans, Donald Trump Jr. argued on Monday that people “shouldn’t end your life” due to COVID-19.
The president’s son made the remarks at a campaign event in Lake Township, Ohio where he claimed that Democratic nominee Joe Biden would “lock down the country forever.”
“If you’re susceptible, you take reasonable precautions,” he opined. “If you’re young and you don’t, you’ve got to live.”
“They don’t understand that,” Trump continued. “They don’t talk about the death rate plummeting or any of the good stuff. They just say, ‘Well, the infection rate is up.'”
He pointed out that his own father tested positive for COVID.
“Seventy-four-year-old guy,” Trump said of the president. “Eats a little bit too much McDonald’s.”
“He walked out in what? Two days?” he said. “I don’t know. It doesn’t mean you don’t have to take it seriously. It doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take reasonable precautions. But it probably means you shouldn’t end your life, your job, your kids’ schools forever!”
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‘Conjecture and musings’: Dem senator tears into Trump ‘election fraud’ witness at Michigan hearing
Michigan state Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) blasted former state Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) at an election fraud hearing on Tuesday.
At a state Senate Oversight Committee hearing, Colbeck suggested that there was a plot to use voting machines to steal the election from President Donald Trump.
For his part, Irwin noted that Trump had not requested a recount in Michigan.
"If you were on the losing end, much like, say, President Trump or candidate John James, would you have requested a recount?" the Democratic lawmaker asked.
"I've doubts with the integrity of the recount process," Colbeck replied. "So, I probably would not have done that."
Dem senator shames Steve Mnuchin to his face: ‘You’re leaving the country worse than you found it’
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Tuesday shamed Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for his decision to not extend the Federal Reserve's emergency lending facilities that were designed to keep the economy afloat during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Brown started off by giving Mnuchin a blunt assessment of the state of the economy that he will be handing off to his successor.
"Last week, 778,000 people filed for unemployment insurance," he said. "In October, 3.4 million homeowners were past due when their mortgages, many of them will run out of forbearance options by April. As many as 40 million renters will spend the holidays worrying that they will be evicted on January 1st if their government, if we don't do our job."
CNN’s Ronald Brownstein compares GOP silence on Trump’s loss to Joe McCarthy’s enablers
CNN political analyst Ron Brownstein penned an analysis that compared today's Republican Party to those from Sen. Joseph McCarthy's (R-WI) "red scare" during the early days of the Cold War.
"In McCarthy's era, most of the GOP's leaders found excuses to avoid challenging conspiracy theories that they knew to be implausible, even as evidence of their costs to the nation steadily mounted," wrote Brownstein.
With Republicans today throwing around "communist" and "socialist" as pejoratives for Democrats, it can be difficult to see where McCarthyism began and ended. His attacks began in the early 1950s when Congress created the House Un-American Activities Committee to investigate the private lives of Americans in the military and government. For McCarthy that quickly spread to a crusade against Hollywood, musicians and the literary world. He destroyed careers with a mere subpoena demanding people name names of other communists they know.