The repeated references in the past tense by the White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, on August 25, 2020, to the coronavirus pandemic were disingenuous, dismissive, and misleading. His repetitive "past tense" remarks presented a false status of the contagion prevalence and state of public health within the United States.
"It was awful," Kudlow said. "Health and economic impacts were tragic. Hardship and heartbreak were everywhere. But presidential leadership came swiftly and effectively with an extraordinary rescue for health and safety to successfully fight the Covid virus."
At the time of Kudlow's statement on August 25, 2020, there were approximately 1,147 additional deaths and 36,679 new cases of infection within the U.S during that one day.
The remarks were "dismissive," "misleading," and "disingenuous" relative to deaths that day, a current 192,000+ identified coronavirus deaths in the U.S., and a projection of approximately 310,000 total U.S. coronavirus deaths by December 2020, based on the University of Washington's IHME statistical and disease transmission modeling of the pandemic.
These inexcusable comments, the current death count, and the modeled/projected death count underscore the pandemic mismanagement by the Trump administration.
Footnote: Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton and the House of Representatives have passed the Heroes Act for needed pandemic funding for our public health response, communities' incurred costs and revenue loss, and economic assistance for families within our Virginia 10th Congressional District of over $1,315,309,000.