Representative Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Slammed President Trump on Friday after learning that he and First Lady Melania Trump both tested positive for the coronavirus.
Tlaib, dubbed part of a liberal “squad” of freshman congressional women who have relentlessly criticized Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, criticized Twitter.
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“He still won’t be wearing a mask. He only cares about himself and his life, NOT those around him or the people he has sworn to protect. Too many lives lost because of his deadly lies, ”Tlaib wrote.
His comments come just days after Trump, in the first presidential debate, mocked Democratic candidate Joe Biden for constantly wearing a mask to help stop the spread of the virus, which has killed more than 200,000 Americans.
Trump has repeatedly tried to downplay the severity of the virus, staged large election rallies across the country where attendees flouted mask warrants and social distancing protocols, and opposed the implementation of a national mask mandate.
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Tlaib also pushed administration Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to prioritize another round of $ 1,200 stimulus payments to Americans in the next stalled relief bill.
Earlier in May, Tlaib presented a proposal with another member of the team, Representative Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., To give Americans recurring payments of $ 2,000 per month for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic.
Although Republicans and Democrats initially agreed to renew payments of $ 1,200 to each American to avoid an economic collapse, talks broke down amid disagreements over other parts of the bill.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Mnuchin continue to struggle to reach a bipartisan deal, but Pelosi said the House would move forward with a vote on Thursday on a $ 2.2 trillion relief bill. of dollars.