- The Washington Times
Friday, October 2, 2020

Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday slammed President Trump following his positive COVID-19 diagnosis, saying his “deadly lies” contributed to the deaths of “too many” Americans.

“He still won’t wear a mask,” Ms. Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, tweeted to her 1 million followers.

“He only cares about himself and his life, NOT those around him or the people he took an oath to protect,” she wrote. “Too many lives lost because of his deadly lies.”

Ms. Tlaib called the president a “White supremacist” in a subsequent tweet.

Her comments came just hours after Mr. Trump announced, just one month before the presidential election, that he and first lady Melania Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus and would begin quarantining immediately.

Ms. Tlaib is the first of the congressional “Squad” members to weigh in on the president’s diagnosis.

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