Democrat Karen Bass Blames Trump For 154,000 Deaths: He ‘Really Doesn’t Care’
Biden's possible VP pick blasts Trump for COVID-19 deaths
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is currently considering Bass for his vice-presidential running mate.
Bass said her principal concern was the impact of COVID-19 on black people.
“I was just completely obsessed behind this virus, because, I mean, right now 154,000 people are dead, and they didn’t have to die,” declared Bass.
“They died because we have a president who really doesn’t care and thinks denial is the way to deal with this.”
“We don’t know how many of those 154 (thousand) look like us,” Bass said.
"But we know it’s a significant percentage, so the reason why I was obsessed was because when it came out that 70 percent of the people that died in Chicago were black, 80 percent of the people that died in Alabama were black, 70 percent in New Orleans [were black], and we weren’t doing anything.”
Bass highlighted higher comorbidity rates among black people than the general U.S. populations in terms of specific health problems is “an excuse not to do anything,”
Every time they talked about [COVID-19 among blacks], they wanted to talk about the fact that black folks have high blood pressure, black folks have diabetes, black folks are fat. And to me, I don’t want to hear about our underlying health conditions. That’s an issue, but right now the house is on fire, so send the fire engine, and then after the fire is out, then we can talk about diabetes and high blood pressure. To me, every time somebody raised that. That was just an excuse not to do anything.
Co-host on The Breakfast Club, Charlamagne tha God, blamed “systemic racism” for higher rates of certain health problems in the black community compared to national averages.
The Democrat then accused Trump of hiding demographic data related to coronavirus infections and deaths:
When the book is written on this a couple of years from now, I mean, these people just didn’t need to die, and they don’t want to give us the demographics, because if they gave us the demographics — out of that 154,000 — a huge percentage of it would be black, brown, Pacific Islanders and Native Americans.
Bass was asked to pitch her stance as Democrat vice presidential nominee, to which she touted her “decades” of involvement in left-wing politics as a “bridge” to Black Lives Matter.
She also described black women as an essential pillar of the Democrat Party’s voter base.
“For all of the years that black women have held up the party, the idea of having a black woman on the ticket sends the right message. … I think that would help galvanize the black community.”
Bass declared the coming presidential election as a matter of “life and death” for black people, before accusing Trump of being “openly racist.”
“This election is literally a question of life and death, because we are dying,” concluded Bass.
“I’m willing to do whatever it takes in whatever role, because I don’t want people to keep dying [for] four more years," Bass said.
"This dude is using the playbook from George Wallace in the 1960s. He’s running that same kind of campaign, and I just feel our lives are at risk on so many levels.”