Trump: Apologize for Pressuring School Reopenings During the Pandemic

Target: Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America

Goal: Admit to and apologize for pressuring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to advocate for reopening schools during a pandemic.

White house officials sought to downplay the threat of the coronavirus on children in a politicized attempt to reopen schools before the election, according to newly released documents and interviews.

Reports from former White House officials show that the Trump administration attempted to circumvent the CDC. in search for alternate data showing that the coronavirus was weakening and posed little threat to children. In particular, a member of Vice-President Mike Pence’s staff, Olivia Troye, said she was repeatedly asked by Pence’s Chief of Staff to get the CDC to produce reports showing a decline in coronavirus cases among young people.

Troye, who has since left the White House, said, “You’re impacting people’s lives for whatever political agenda. You’re exchanging votes for lives, and I have a serious problem with that.” Sign below to demand Trump admit to and apologize for downplaying the threat of Covid-19 on children in an attempt to pre-maturely reopen schools.


Dear President Trump,

Your bid to reopen schools before election day is clearly a politicized and very dangerous attempt to gain votes. Yet again, your political agenda is putting lives at risk and could further spread the coronavirus.

I demand that you publicly admit to and apologize for downplaying the risks of sending children back to school during a pandemic, in addition to pressuring the CDC to produce biased reports.


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