Chuck Schumer: ‘Trump Lied, People Died’

By CNSNews.com Staff | September 10, 2020 | 2:14pm EDT
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(CNSNews.com) - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Shumer (D.-N.Y) said in an interview with MSNBC on Thursday that the COVID-19 tragedy can be summed up as: “Trump lied, people died.”

“This awful, awful incident, tragedy,” Schumer said, “can be summed up in four words: Trump lied, people died.”

Schumer was referring to President Donald Trump’s taped interview with Bob Woodward, which took place on March 19, where Trump said: "I always wanted to play it down. I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic."

Host Mika Brzezinski said to Schumer: “Senator Schumer, thank you for joining us. You’re response, sir, to the Trump tapes.”

“They’re just awful,” said Schumer. “Look, when the house is on fire and there’s a five-alarm fire, you have an obligation to let people know. If not, they’re going to burn and they’re going to die.

“And this awful, awful incident, tragedy, can be summed up in four words: Trump lied, people died,” said Schumer.

“And when we look at the rest of the world and we see why are they doing better than we are in fighting this awful COVID rage, the reason is very simple: They had some leadership, we’ve had none,” said Schumer.

“He doesn’t mind panicking people when it serves his interests,” said Schumer.

“But what’s worse is he will not tell the truth when it serves his interest and then people are so badly hurt,” Schumer said. “It’s a despicable incident and I hope it wakes up some of those Trump supporters to realize what this man is, That they cannot have him be president again because it will get worse. He will tell more and worse lies.”

Here is the part of Schumer’s interview with MSNBC where he says “Trump lied, people died:”

Mika Brzezinski: “Senator Schumer, thank you for joining us. You’re response, sir, to the Trump tapes.”

Chuck Schumer: “They’re just awful. Look, when the house is on fire and there’s a five-alarm fire, you have an obligation to let people know. If not, they’re going to burn and they’re going to die.

“And this awful, awful incident, tragedy, can be summed up in four words: Trump lied, people died.

“And when we look at the rest of the world and we see why are they doing better than we are in fighting this awful COVID rage, the reason is very simple: They had some leadership, we’ve had none. We’ve had dishonest, lying leadership that cares, the president seems to care only about his own ego and not about himself.

“And this idea—now they come up--He’s always good at coming up with excuses for his perfidious lies, his mistakes. And this time he said that he did not want to panic people. Really? Is this the same president who is busy panicking America right now, telling women in the suburbs that your safety is at risk, when the suburbs are not at any risk at all in that way.

“He doesn’t mind panicking people when it serves his interests. But what’s worse is he will not tell the truth when it serves his interest and then people are so badly hurt. It’s a despicable incident and I hope it wakes up some of those Trump supporters to realize what this man is. That they cannot have him be president again because it will get worse. He will tell more and worse lies.”

 

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