October 02, 2020

Senator Warren Statement on President Trump's Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis

Washington, DC - United States Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) released the following statement on President Donald Trump's and First Lady Melania Trump's positive COVID-19 diagnosis: 

"The COVID-19 pandemic has inflicted pain on millions of families across the country. My thoughts are with the President, First Lady, White House staff, and anyone else who may have come into contact with the President, and I wish them all a quick and safe recovery.

"My thoughts are also with millions of other Americans who have survived COVID-19 or are still sick. With the more than 200,000 Americans that we've lost, including a disproportionate number in Black and Brown communities. With the millions of Americans who can't get the help they need and who worry about how they'll pay their bills. With the millions who are up late at night worrying about their babies in daycare or their kids virtually learning at the kitchen table. This is a dangerous moment for parents, for essential workers, for educators, for everyone. We need a government that is on their side and fighting for them.  

"The President spent months undermining the work of our doctors and scientists, while he failed to help states and communities contain the outbreak. He mocked people for wearing masks and held super-spreader events that disregarded the health of thousands. Even as this pandemic rages on, he and Mitch McConnell grind forward on their plan to steal a Supreme Court seat that will rip health care away from millions of people. 

"COVID-19 is deadly. Today's news should serve as a reminder that listening to scientists, wearing a mask, washing hands, and social distancing are our best tools to fight this horrific disease."