Denounce Trump’s Dangerous Disregard for COVID-19 Safety

Target: Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee

Goal: Publicly reject President Trump’s reckless dismissal of masks and pandemic safety measures.

President Trump has once again dismissed basic safety measures and endangered public health following his return to the White House after a startling bout of coronavirus. After departing Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Trump removed a surgical mask while waving and saluting. In a video released later that day, he told viewers regarding coronavirus, “Don’t let it dominate you. Don’t be afraid of it.” As over 1,000 people are killed by the virus every day and the economy reels from the impact of the pandemic, this kind of language is a disturbingly dangerous failure to provide sound advice and leadership.

The Republican Party has long enabled Trump’s casual disregard for the most destructive disease in recent history, echoing his lies and failing to call him out on disinformation and pseudoscientific claims. Sign the petition below to demand that the Chair of the Republican National Committee speak out against the president’s wilful disregard for the safety of vulnerable Americans.


Dear Chairwoman McDaniel,

President Trump’s calculated removal of his mask following treatment for COVID-19, as well as his dismissive remarks towards the danger of the illness, constitute a reckless endangerment of public health. Even as hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost their lives to the pandemic, the president continues to encourage vulnerable people to expose themselves to the risk of injury and death.

This is a failure of leadership, and it deserves to be called out by his allies. I demand that you condemn President Trump’s refusal to follow and advocate basic safety and medical advice.


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