UPDATE: Gardner “Did Not Respond” to Questions on Trump Purposefully Downplaying “Deadly” Pandemic
After the damning report that President Trump admitted he purposefully downplayed the pandemic even as he knew that COVID was “deadly,” CNN reports that Senator Cory Gardner “did not respond” to questions on the president’s stunning admission. Silence is a response that Coloradans have become accustomed to, as Gardner again shows he is not willing to stand up to his party — like he notoriously said he would — and instead shows his unwavering support for Trump “100%” of the time.
See below for more on how Gardner and Trump threw caution into the wind, holding a rally with thousands of people weeks after Trump admitted the pandemic was “deadly.”
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CNN Headline: “’Play it down’: Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in new Woodward book”
Gardner in March: “The president took unprecedented action at the very front end of coronavirus”
Denver, CO – A breaking CNN report on Bob Woodward’s new book reveals that President Trump admitted that he knew that COVID was “deadly” in early February, but still held an in-person rally two weeks later with Senator Cory Gardner, at which he exclaimed the Gardner has been with him “100%.” While the virus was already spreading across the country, Trump admitted on tape he wanted to “play it down” and conceal information from the public likely for political reasons.
To no surprise, Coloradans have yet to hear a peep from No Comment Cory on the damning report on the president he endorsed for re-election.
Despite widespread reporting that the Trump administration failed to take early action against COVID, in March Gardner said “the president took unprecedented action at the very front end of coronavirus.” While it is widely known that the Trump Administration “openly disdain[s]” science and is working to “distort reality” for political purposes, Gardner has refused to answer questions on Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, even snapping at a reporter, abruptly ending a call with constituents, and running away from a scientist who tried to ask him about the pandemic just last week.
Despite infamously saying he would speak out when his party is wrong, Gardner has refused to call out the president’s dangerous mismanagement of this crisis at every turn.