During Sunday’s airing of CNN’s “State of the Union”, House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) claimed that the Commander in Chief is purposely “fanning the flames of violence” because “it’s useful to his campaign”, in regards to Kenosha, Wisconsin and Portland, Oregon.
“The president is willfully fanning the flames of this violence,” Schiff alleged.
“As his own adviser, Kellyanne Conway, said last week, they believe the violence is helpful to them,” Rep. Schiff falsely claimed. “And the president is only motivated by one thing: What is in it for him? And he sees this violence and his ability to agitate more of it as useful to his campaign. What it does to the country, the loss of life, he doesn’t care.”
“One hundred eighty thousand people have died from the pandemic because of his incompetence and this malignant narcissism,” he asserted, without citing scientific information projected in March by Dr. Deborah Birx , coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, and Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
In March, Dr. Birx and Dr. Fauci projected between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths in the U.S. with a peak in fatalities. A slide presented during a press conference showed as many as 240,000 deaths. “As sobering a number as that is, we should be prepared for it,” said Dr. Fauci. “It will be difficult, not one is denying that we are going through a really difficult time right now.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data last week that depicts how many Americans who have died from COVID-19 also had underlying medical conditions. According to the report, only 6% of deaths have COVID-19 as the only cause mentioned, revealing that 94% of patients who died from coronavirus also had underlying health conditions. For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned, Fox 8 reported. According to the CDC, 9683 died in the United States with only having COVID-19 listed on their death certificate. Continued Below
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Schiff went on to say of President Trump: “He won’t only act to stop the violence on streets, but he will try to send federal national guard forces or others to aggravate it if he can, he will stoke it through his social media, where he can, because he believes the violence helps him.”
“That is the sad and tragic truth about this, but also about the Trump presidency more generally,” he claimed. Video Below
Rep. Adam Schiff’s remarks:
Trump is willfully fanning the flames of violence.
Why? Because he believes it’s helpful to him.
Trump is motivated by only one thing: what's in it for him?
And he sees this violence as useful to his campaign.
What it does to the country, the loss of life, he doesn’t care. pic.twitter.com/zABj9S7pc4
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) August 30, 2020
The Commander in Chief tweeted on Sunday:
LAW & ORDER!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2020
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