(MADISON, WI) — Today, due to Trump’s chaotic response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the unemployment rate nationwide rose to 14.7%. In Wisconsin, over half a million people have filed for unemployment insurance.
In response, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Spokesperson Philip Shulman released the following statement:
“Had Donald Trump taken the coronavirus seriously from the outset instead of playing it down and kowtowing to China, over half a million Wisconsinites and tens of millions of Americans who have now lost their jobs wouldn’t be left worrying about how they are now going to pay their bills, put food on the table, and pay for their medicine. But here we are: Trump left our country unprepared for Covid-19 and we are now seeing the devastating consequences. Wisconsin, and the country, can’t afford another four years under President Trump.”