For Cassie Corrigan Drymala, the Trump Administration’s recent attack on Obamacare is just the latest chapter in a long and grueling presidency. Time and again, he’s put his chance at a second term before the well-being of the American people. Now, Cassie says it’s our turn to take the wheel and hold him accountable the only way we can: at the ballot box.
“Every day the news about this global pandemic gets worse. Every day, more people die as a result of Trump and his inaction. The Trump administration’s failure to lead is a threat to all of our lives as covid cases continue to surge across the country. Now, with millions of deaths on the rise, Trump has decided to cut funding for testing because he realizes how damaging it is for him politically. In addition, he is aggressively trying to overturn healthcare and do away with protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, including Covid. What’s worse, Trump’s administration has no plan at all to replace the healthcare that he plans to rip from millions of Americans whose lives depend on it. With 25 million people out of work due to Covid, and many relying on the Affordable Care Act’s protections for pre-existing conditions as well as overall healthcare, this is unconscionable.
The US has recorded over 120,000 deaths due to Covid with more than 2.5 million confirmed cases, and they continue to rise. Without increased testing, Trump is gambling with all of our lives, leaving us unprotected in the middle of a global pandemic. And if cutting funding for testing and admitting that he, in his own words, “takes no responsibility” for the rise in cases, weren’t bad enough,Trump openly mocks the wearing of masks — the one thing that scientists and public health experts agree would help stop the spread. It is clear this president does not care if hundreds of thousands of Americans die on his watch. We must hold Donald Trump accountable every day for his reign of disdain on everyday people, but we must especially hold him accountable at the ballot box this November.”