Speaker Pelosi said that the stay at home order protests that are being carried out by Trump supporters are a distraction from Trump’s virus failures.
Speaker of the House Pelosi (D-CA) said on ABC’s This Week, “I wouldn’t exaggerate the protests across the country. There are some in some places, largely where there is a Democratic governor, but I think of it largely as a distraction, and the president’s embrace of it as a distraction from the fact that he has not appropriately done testing, treatment, contact tracing.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump’s support for stay-at-home order protests is a “distraction from the fact that he has not appropriately done testing …”
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) April 19, 2020
Just as Trump’s election wasn’t about economic anxiety among white people, the stay at home order protests isn’t about people wanting to get back to work at the expense of their health. The protests are following the same fake astroturf model that the tea party protested in 2010 used. They are being organized by conservative group supporters against mostly Democratic governors.
They haven’t drawn huge and massive crowds, because they are being organized by the same far-right fringe that Trump caters to.
The protests need to be called what they are, a fake political operation to cover up Trump’s coronavirus response failures.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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