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How Trump is Responsible for the Worsening Coronavirus Crisis, Hurting Seniors

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With over 52,000 Floridians having tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 2 million workers out of a job since the crisis hit Florida, Donald Trump continues to fail Floridians in his coronavirus response. Despite Trump’s desire to act like everything is under control, COVID-19 continues to spread in Florida and across the country because of his inability to manage the crisis. As he heads to Florida today, here’s what you should know: Trump has consistently downplayed and ignored scientific evidence throughout the coronavirus crisis  NPR: FACT CHECK: Trump Compar…

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Last Time Trump Visited Florida, He Downplayed Coronavirus, Golfed, and Fundraised

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Donald Trump is returning to Florida tomorrow for the first time since the coronavirus crisis spiraled out of control, infecting more than 50,000 people and leaving more than two million workers jobless in Florida. Two and a half months ago, on the same weekend Florida confirmed its first two deaths due to COVID-19, Trump was in the Sunshine State golfing, fundraising, and downplaying the threat of the novel coronavirus. While the public was just learning of the grave danger posed by COVID-19, Trump had been warned months before his Mar-a-lago weekend, but failed to act. Trump’s…

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STATEMENT: Florida Democratic Party Chair on Amendment Four Ruling

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Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that the law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis requiring returning citizens pay legal fees before regaining the right to vote is unconstitutional. In response, Florida Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: "The United States Constitution once again proved stronger than Trump, DeSantis and the Florida GOP's efforts to shred it. American Democracy and the people of Florida had a victory this weekend."

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STATEMENT: Florida Democratic Party Chair on Donald Trump’s Upcoming Florida Visit

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Yesterday, it was announced that Donald Trump will travel to Florida to attend the SpaceX launch. In response, Florida Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement: “While we celebrate the SpaceX launch and are grateful it’s taking place in our state, let’s be clear that Donald Trump is not coming to Florida because the success of this mission depends on the president’s presence -- he’s coming to campaign in the largest battleground state in the country. Instead of working on his re-election campaign, a better use of this president…

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5 Questions for HHS Secretary Alex Azar Ahead of his Florida Visit

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Today, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar is coming to Florida to do damage control for the Trump administration’s inadequate COVID-19 response that has infected over 48,000 Floridians and left 2 million Floridians unemployed. Floridians deserve answers about this response. Here are five questions Alex Azar should answer today:  1. A recent New York Times report reveals that Donald Trump could have saved 36,000 lives had he implemented social distancing measures one week prior. Why did the President take so long to take action to keep Americans safe from th…

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Florida Democrats Respond to Trump’s Baseless Claims About Vote By Mail

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Today Donald Trump continued his baseless attacks against vote-by-mail, a form of voting the President himself utilizes. In response, Florida Democratic Party Executive Director Juan Peñalosa released the following statement: “Donald Trump is lying again. Vote by mail is safe and effective -- even the Republican Party of Florida actively asks voters to use this method of voting. You can, and should, sign up to vote by mail online or by calling your county's Supervisor of Elections office.” Earlier today DNC Chair Tom Perez joined a live, bilingual chat on votin…

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Why did Corrupt Carlos cover up early warnings of COVID-19?

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Shocking Miami Herald report raises alarm about lack of transparency and delayed response - Giménez public statements mirrored DeSantis’ In light of a shocking new report from the Miami Herald showing that the DeSantis administration kept Floridians in the dark for weeks about COVID-19, the Florida Democratic Party demands answers from the chief executive of Florida’s largest county. REMINDER: In February, Giménez defended DeSantis and the Department of Health not releasing this information, saying: “I’m not going to sit here and criticize anothe…

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Florida Dems Chair, Terrie Rizo, Statement Following Pence’s Orlando Visit

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Florida Democratic Party Chair Terrie Rizzo released the following statement after Mike Pence's last public event in Florida today: “Mike Pence came to Florida today to put on a show -- and, unfortunately, that’s all we got. We need real solutions on health care and unemployment, not a couple boxes of PPE signed by the VP and self-congratulatory remarks at a roundtable." “We are months into this crisis, more than 92,000 Americans have died, and the Trump administration is STILL playing catch up in responding to this virus. Floridians are sick and tired of the Trum…

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Florida Democratic Party Chair Rizzo’s Statement On Removal Of Florida’s COVID-19 Dashboard Manager

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Reports that the Florida public health official who had been overseeing Florida's COVID-19 dashboard has been removed for refusing to, in her words, "manually change data to drum up support for the plan to reopen" have shocked the Florida Democratic Party and the public. Terrie Rizzo, chair of the Florida Democratic Party, released the following statement: “Allegations that Florida’s government may have tried to manipulate or alter data to make reopening appear safer is outrageous. These kinds of actions are dangerous and, frankly, should be criminal. An independent inv…

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Trump’s insinuation that he could be president forever highlights his dictatorial tendencies

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This past Thursday, President Donald Trump insinuated that he could stay in power for 9 or 13 more years, in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution’s 22nd Amendment. Luisana Pérez Fernández, spokesperson for the Florida Democratic Party, critiqued Trump’s statement and compared him to the dictators in Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua: “Hearing these types of statements from the President of the United States reminds me of those dictators that we left behind in our countries -- elected officials who steamrolled constitutions and cemented power in perp…

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