“Trump goads protesters to defy stay-at-home orders”…


Date: April 19, 2020

01) “Trump goads protesters to defy stay-at-home orders”


“President Trump took to Twitter to back right wing protests in several states, staged against the stay-at-home orders of the Democratic governors of those states. Mr. Trump’s expressive “LIBERATION” tweets were met with swift replies from the governors of Minnesota and Michigan, asking what he thought the states could do better and expressing hope that he is not encouraging more protests. Nikole Killion reports on the back-and-forth as well as Mr. Trump’s ongoing feud with New York Governor Cuomo.”

Republican: Choose The Economy Over American Lives…


Date: April 19, 2020

01) Republican: Choose The Economy Over American Lives


“It wasn’t long until Republicans started advocating for money over human lives.

An Indiana congressman said Tuesday that letting more Americans die from the novel coronavirus is the “lesser of two evils” compared with the economy cratering due to social distancing measures.

Speaking with radio station WIBC in Indiana, Republican Rep. Trey Hollingsworth asserted that, while he appreciated the science behind the virus’ spread, “it is always the American government’s position to say, in the choice between the loss of our way of life as Americans and the loss of life, of American lives, we have to always choose the latter.”
“The social scientists are telling us about the economic disaster that is going on. Our (Gross Domestic Product) is supposed to be down 20% alone this quarter,” Hollingsworth said. “It is policymakers’ decision to put on our big boy and big girl pants and say it is the lesser of these two evils. It is not zero evil, but it is the lesser of these two evils and we intend to move forward that direction. That is our responsibility and to abdicate that is to insult the Americans that voted us into office.

Citation:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/14/politics/trey-hollingsworth-coronavirus/index.html