Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist Says Trump’s Lies Over COVID-19 Response Has ‘Killed People’

DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JULY 31: Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist
speaks to the audience attending the Democratic Presidential Debate at the Fox Theatre July 31, 2019 in Detroit, Michigan. 20 Democratic presidential candidates were split into two groups of 10 to take part in the debate sponsored by CNN held over two nights at Detroitâ  s Fox Theatre.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Michigan Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist Says Trump’s Lies Over COVID-19 Response Has ‘Killed People’

Gilchrist made the comments at a virtual event titled ‘Fighting for Justice in Michigan.’

Published September 14th

Written by Paul Meara

Michigan’s Lieutenant Governor says Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic “has killed people” during a live virtual event on Saturday (September 12).

While speaking at “Fighting for Justice in Michigan,” Garlin Gilchrist II condemned the president’s handling of COVID-19 in America and says he’s directly involved in the results of his inaction.

“Donald Trump is a liar who has killed people, straight up,” Gilchrist said, noting he has lost 23 people in his life to the coronavirus this year.

According to ClickonDetroit, the Michigan-focused virtual event was largely focused on convincing voters from the more progressive wing of the Democratic party to turn out and vote in the General election in November, which is officially 50 days away as of Monday.

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“We cannot afford another four years of this man at the helm," Gilchrist said of President Trump. “There are literally millions of lives at stake.”

Other speakers at the event included Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Sen. Bernie Sanders. They spoke about the pandemic, as well as climate change, policing reform, the minimum wage and other economic and social issues.

In Michigan, Joe Biden currently holds a 5 point lead against Donald Trump, according to a recent WDIV/Detroit News poll.

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