Its. Tammy DuckworthDownload (Tammy) Tammy DuckworthSunday shows preview: Legislators to deal with alarming spikes in coronavirus cases Duckworth to block military confirmations until Esper proves Vindman will be promoted Liberal veteran group urges Biden to name Duckworth VP MORE (D-Ill.) Said it Sunday President TrumpThe speech at Mount Rushmore’s celebration on July 4 demonstrated that “his priorities are wrong.”
The Illinois Democrat told CNN’s “Union of State” that the President’s Friday speech in South Dakota “spent more time worrying about honoring dead confederates” than discussing the number of Americans who died of COVID-19.
She also criticized the president for not spending so much time discussing the intelligence that Russia offered rewards to Taliban-linked militants for killing US military members in Afghanistan.
“I think his priorities are wrong here,” she said. “He should talk about what we should do to overcome this pandemic. What should we do to push Russia back? “
“Instead, he had no time for it,” she added. “He spent all his time talking about dead traitors.”
Sen. Tammy Duckworth on President Trump’s rock star Rushmore speech in which he defended Confederate monuments: “His priorities are wrong. What should we do to push Russia back? Instead, he had no time for it. He spent all his time talking about dead traitors “#CNNSOTU pic.twitter. com / Qs6bzdGGY3
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CNN: s Dana BashDana BashPro-Trump super PAC ads attack Biden’s economic record in “blue wall”. Biden accuses Trump of “staking deaths,” of being “falsely masculine” Demings “concerned” over theme park openings in Florida MORE had asked the senator for Trump’s speech defending the Confederate monuments and movements to take down statues of some founding fathers, such as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who owned slaves.
“I am more worried about 130,000 who have lost their lives recently and the thousands and thousands of Americans who are currently sicker than I am about our historical past,” Duckworth said.
“We need to talk about what we are doing now to remove this country from the brink of chaos in the end,” she added.
Trump blasted protesters who calls for the removal of Confederate statues and says they want to “overthrow the American Revolution” at Mount Rushmore’s Fourth of July event.
Meanwhile, the United States has confirmed more than 2.8 million cases of COVID-19, leading to at least 129,676 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.