After Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) criticized President Trump over the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, the president, running short on patience for the clueless Democrats in charge of New York, responded with an epic, brutal letter pointing out that the city wouldn’t be in the shape it’s currently in if its elected officials were worth half a damn.
“Thank you for your Democrat public relations letter and incorrect sound bites, which are wrong in every way,” Trump said in the letter. “As you are aware, Vice President Pence is in charge of the Task Force. By almost all accounts, he has done a spectacular job.”
Trump sent the letter to Schumer (and released it on the White House’s website) after the New York senator wrote to Trump with concerns about the city’s shortages on medical equipment.
“While companies that volunteer to produce ventilators and personal protective equipment are to be commended and are appreciated, America cannot rely on a patchwork of uncoordinated voluntary efforts to combat the awful magnitude of this pandemic,” Schumer said. “It is long past the time for your administration to designate a senior military officer to fix this urgent problem.”
In his reply, Trump pointed out that the Defense Production Act is in full effect and that Rear Admiral John Polowczyk has already been put “in charge of purchasing and distributing” federal medical supplies.
“We have given New York many things, including hospitals, medical centers, medical supplies, record numbers of ventilators, and more. You should have had New York much better prepared than you did, as Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said yesterday, New York was very late in its fight against the virus,” Trump said. “As you are aware, the Federal Government is merely a back-up for state governments. Unfortunately, your state needed far more of a back-up than most others.”
Ooosh, feel that burn.
The letter continued: “If you spent less time on your ridiculous impeachment hoax, which went haplessly on forever and ended up going nowhere (except increasing my poll numbers), and instead focused on helping the people of New York, then New York would not have been so completely unprepared for the ‘invisible enemy.’ No wonder AOC and others are thinking about running against you in the primary. If they did, they would likely win.”
Schumer is whining that the letter was uncalled for, even going as far as to say Trump responded in an “unserious” way to a “serious” request. Which is a joke, all by itself. From the beginning of this crisis, the Democratic Party has set its efforts to demeaning the president and trying to use the pandemic to their progressive advantage. And now that push comes to shove, they want to pretend like Trump owes them something? Please.
Cry some more crocodile tears, Mr. Schumer.