Tuesday on Democracy Now!, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) pushed the tired Democrat narrative that people are “dying unnecessarily” due to President Trump’s “incompetence” in managing the coronavirus.
“Overall, not just President Trump but this entire administration knew what was coming,” AOC claimed. “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. There was a structural but also universal refusal to acknowledge and, more importantly, to act. This pandemic and the casualties we are seeing is again not just due to coronavirus. There are people dying unnecessarily.”
“They are deaths of incompetence. They are deaths of science denial. They are deaths of inequality. 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.”
All of this is false, but this narrative is the only hope Democrats have to win in November.