AOC: People Are Dying 'Unnecessarily' Because Trump Knew Coronavirus Was Coming
Congresswoman says deaths are a result of 'inequality' and 'science denial'
Progressive Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused President Donald Trump of being aware the coronavirus was coming, saying the “incompetence” of his administration’s response to the epidemic has caused unnecessary deaths.
AOC added that the deaths from coronavirus were a result of "inequality" and "science denial," while focusing the blame on the President.
“Overall, not just President Trump, but this entire administration knew what was coming," Ocasio-Cortez said.
"Trump knew this pandemic was coming. The military knew this pandemic was coming. The CDC knew this pandemic was coming. HHS Health and Human Services knew this pandemic was coming," she claimed.
"There was a structural but also universal refusal to acknowledge and, more importantly, to act," AOC added.
"This pandemic and the casualties we are seeing is again not just do to coronavirus. There are people dying unnecessarily.”
“There are people not just dying in hospital. In New York City alone, we are seeing two to three hundred people dying in their homes a day, per day in New York City, inside their homes," the congresswoman said.
"In addition to the hospitalizations, these numbers that you are seeing all in all many of them are confirmed coronavirus cases. As you mentioned, many people do not have access to tests," she added.
"So a lot of these deaths that you are seeing there are many more that are uncounted, that are being counted as pneumonia or being counted as other cases of death because those people are not able to get a COVID-19 test.”
Trump's response to the coronavirus has been "incompetent" and "this entire administration knew what was coming," says Rep. @AOC. There has been a "universal refusal to acknowledge [the pandemic] and, more importantly, to act," she says. "There are people dying unnecessarily." pic.twitter.com/ODLGX1Dwkx— Democracy Now! (@democracynow) April 7, 2020
“These additional deaths many of them are unnecessary."
"They are deaths of incompetence. They are deaths of science denial. They are deaths of inequality," she said.
"So it is important for us to acknowledge how unnecessary the level of crisis that we are at right now that is due to the incompetence of this administration, that is due to the lack of responsiveness of this administration.”
Last month, Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted Trump for not granting $1,200 coronavirus stimulus checks for illegal aliens in America.
The New York socialist lawmaker is furious that the emergency bill passed in the Senate this week, after extensive negotiations, puts Americans first and doesn't prop up illegals with taxpayer money.
AOC slammed the GOP and Trump administration, claiming that the provision that will send money to individuals does not go far enough.