Oh look, another lie, it must be a day of the week that ends with “y.”
Courtesy of CNN:
President Donald Trump’s administration has confirmed that Trump has been wildly inaccurate when he has claimed he inherited “no ventilators” from the Obama administration.
Ventilator figures released for the first time by the Department of Health and Human Services this week definitively debunk Trump’s narrative about how his team was left “empty cupboards” in the national stockpile.
A spokesperson for the department said there were 16,660 ventilators available in the stockpile in March for immediate use — far more than the 10,760 ventilators the Trump administration has actually ended up distributing during the coronavirus pandemic as of Tuesday.
And those 16,660 available ventilators “did not include any acquired by the current administration,” the spokesperson said, speaking on behalf of the department but on condition of anonymity. The total number of ventilators available for immediate use in January 2017, when Trump took office, “would not have been much different” than the 16,660 available in March of this year, the spokesperson said.
Trump has claimed repeatedly that the Obama Administration left him completely unprepared for the Coronavirus pandemic, but in fact, they did quite the opposite, leaving in place an emergency pandemic response team that he dismantled, and plenty of ventilators that he mismanaged.
The reason that this pandemic has hit America worse than any other country on the planet is that Trump simply had no fucking idea of what to do and instead panicked and tried to blame everybody else for his failures.
If Trump stays in office for four more years the US will be an out of control dumpster fire.
We need Joe Biden.