Sanders: Trump Has Cost Us “Thousands Of Lives”

The Washington Post reports:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) offered a scathing assessment Monday of President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “atrocious” and saying it has “cost us thousands and thousands of lives.” The comments of Sanders, who suspended his Democratic presidential campaign last month, came at a Washington Post Live event on a day that Trump repeatedly touted his performance on Twitter, saying his administration was receiving “great credit.”

Sanders offered a much different assessment when asked about Trump’s response by The Post’s Robert Costa. “I think it has been atrocious,” Sanders said. “I think it has cost us thousands and thousands of lives. Compare how we have responded in this country to how Australia, New Zealand and countries around the world have responded. Trump from Day 1 underplayed the dangers that the coronavirus put us in.”