As President Trump hosted rallies in Allentown, Lititz and Martinsburg yesterday, statewide and local leaders from across the commonwealth blasted the Trump administration’s broken promises on the economy and health care: Check out some of the coverage below.
WFMZ Online: “U.S. Sen. Bob Casey joined Lehigh Valley Congresswoman Susan Wild, who is running for re-election against Republican Lisa Scheller, and Pennsylvania Democratic chair Nancy Patton Mills to denounce President Donald Trump’s rallies in the Keystone State, including a visit Monday to the Lehigh Valley. “People in Pennsylvania are hurting from this economic crisis,” Wild said. “Frankly, they were hurting as a result of the Trump administration’s policies even before this pandemic ever hit our shores.”
WJAC Online: “‘I don’t believe that the president right now understands what Americans are going through,’ said Gillian Kratzer, Blair County Democratic Chair. That statement coming from Gillian Kratzer after speaking to multiple health workers in Blair County… One of those gatherings took place in Johnstown Monday evening, where US Senator Bob Casey said Trump will not acknowledge the raging COVID-19 pandemic.”
CBS3 Philly Online:“With President Donald Trump campaigning in Pennsylvania Monday, some state democrats held a virtual call saying the president has failed on the virus and the economy. ‘Having a plan to attack the virus, have plan to create jobs but he have a plan as president, nor does he have a plan as a candidate, why doesn’t he tell us what he is going to do to help Pennsylvania if he were to be reelected,’ Sen. Bob Casey said.
ABC 27 Online: “On Monday, Sen. Bob Casey joined local and statewide leaders to criticize President Trump’s campaign rally in Lancaster County, accusing the President of prioritizing profits over people. The Lancaster Democrats said only Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a 7-point plan to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘What I hoped the President would do today, or maybe any day between now and Election Day, is finally tell us what is his plan to tackle the virus,’ said Sen. Casey, ‘but it sounds like that’s not going to be forthcoming. Not only because he doesn’t seem to have one, but because his Chief of Staff basically waved the white flag of surrender in the last 24 hours.’”
Lehigh Valley Live: “As President Donald Trump arrived Monday in the Lehigh Valley for one of three planned rallies in Pennsylvania, state Democrats criticized the incumbent’s record on the COVID-19 pandemic, economic development and the Affordable Care Act. U.S. Sen. Bob Casey was joined on the call-in news conference by Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chair Nancy Patton Mills and Lehigh Valley Congresswoman Susan Wild, who is running for re-election against Republican opponent Lisa Scheller.”
Johnstown Tribune-Democrat: “Earlier in the day, state Democrats also held a conference call with U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, Pennsylvania Democratic Party Chairwoman Nancy Patton Mills and U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District… Casey drew a comparison between Biden and Trump on health care and the economy. ‘At least one candidate has a plan,’ Casey said. ‘Not just a plan for the nation, a plan for Pennsylvania, for our state. And what does Joe Biden say in the plan? It’s real simple. He said, No. 1, create millions of good paying jobs. He talks about union jobs. No. 2, ensure more affordable health care. No. 3, eliminate the Trump tax cuts for the super wealthy and big corporations, who got an obscene tax cut in 2017, and the middle class got about that much’ when indicating a little amount.”
Allentown Morning Call: “Right before Trump spoke, Democrats, including Sen. Bob Casey and Rep. Susan Wild, held a virtual news conference to counter Trump’s plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act and his handling of the coronavirus. ‘He won’t lead,’ Casey said. ‘He refuses to lead.’ Trump doesn’t have a plan to deal the coronavirus, Casey said. And he hasn’t detailed how he will rebuild the economy or fix health care besides repealing Obamacare. ‘Why doesn’t he tell us what he’s going to do to help Pennsylvania if he were to be reelected?’ Casey asked.
WATM Online: “The senator also called out President Trump on his lack of preparation not only on a nationwide level but on a local level, right here in Pennsylvania. “He doesn’t have a plan as president, nor does he offer a plan as a candidate. Why doesn’t he tell us what he’s going to do to help Pennsylvania if he were to be re-elected?,” questioned Senator Casey. Senator Casey said Joe Biden has a plan for Pennsylvania to bring in more jobs and affordable health care coverage to all Pennsylvanians.”
WWCP-TV (watch the full clip here): “Pennsylvania Democrats, following the president’s multiple stops throughout the state today, speaking out… “I don’t believe that the president right now understands what Americans are going through.” That statement coming from Gillian Kratzer after speaking to multiple health workers in Blair County. She says their hospitals are doing the best they can, but President Trump isn’t setting a good example.”
WATM-TV (watch the full clip here): “Democrats in the area spoke out on the president’s visit. Gillian Kratzer, a Blair County Democratic Chairwoman, said the president isn’t setting a good example by hosting rallies in the middle of a pandemic that are drawing in large crowds. U.S. Senator Bob Casey also speaking out, saying that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a seven-point plan to address COVID-19 while President Trump is lacking a plan for the coronavirus pandemic.”
WFMZ-TV (watch the full clip here): Well, Pennsylvania Democrats criticized President Trump and his campaign before this morning’s rally in the Lehigh Valley. In a virtual news conference, Congresswoman Susan Wild and Senator Bob Casey, along with other state Democratic leaders, said Trump was barnstorming the state in an attempt to take the lead over Joe Biden. Casey said he wanted to hear what the president’s plan was to combat the pandemic.”
WFMZ-TV (watch the full clip here): “Democrats wasted no time weighing in and criticizing President Trump and his campaign before today’s rallies. WFMZ’s Emma White has more on that. “During a virtual news conference, Pennsylvania Democrats criticized President Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, his attempts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and what they referred to as a lack of economic development.”
WHTM-TV (watch the full clip here): “Democrats also came out to criticize the president’s campaign event in Lancaster County. Senator Bob Casey joined statewide and local leaders who accused the president of putting profits over people and said only Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a solid plan to deal with the pandemic.”
WJAC-TV (watch the full clip here): “Democrats are also speaking out against the president, saying he has no plan for the COVID-19 pandemic. Blair County Democratic Chairwoman Gillian Kratzer says President Trump is not setting a good example by hosting campaign rallies in the middle of a pandemic that draw large crowds, and Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Casey says part of Joe Biden’s plan is to fix President Trump’s testing and tracing fiasco and to address the country’s PPE shortage.”
WPMT-TV (watch the full clip here): “Meanwhile, before the president’s trip to our area, some of Pennsylvania’s top Democrats will meet to highlight what they call ‘broken promises’ by the Trump administration. Senator Bob Casey, as well as federal, state, and local officials from P.A. and a Lancaster County resident will discuss what they say are failures by the president as he visits our area. They call his economic policy, attacks on health care, and COVID-19 response quote, ‘have left working families across Pennsylvania behind.’ They will meet at 10:45 this morning.”
WHP-TV (watch the full clip here): “Ahead of President Trump’s visit to the Commonwealth, Pennsylvania Democrats, including Senator Bob Casey, will once again hold a virtual discussion to highlight how the president’s economic policies have left working families across P.A. behind. They will be holding a Q-and-A session addressing the COVID-19 response, as well as questions on health care. That’ll start at 10:45 this morning.”