The National Republican Senatorial Committee told Republican Senators “don’t defend Trump” when asked about his handling of the coronavirus response. The 57-page leaked memo reported by POLITICO exposes Republicans for using Washington talking points to blame China — while failing to hold China or President Trump accountable for the public health crisis.
From the GOP memo, “Corona Big Book: Main Messages”:
“Republican Senators are parroting Mitch McConnell’s talking points because they can’t defend their own records and they’ve been told not to defend the president,” said DSCC spokesperson Helen Kalla. “Ignoring warnings from the intelligence community, sending PPE to China, and failing to properly prepare the country — that’s the legacy of this administration and the Republican Senators who continue to support it, and even their high-paid strategists know it’s a losing one.”
By Alex Isenstadt
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