BISMARCK, ND — Sen. Kevin Cramer said he has no problem with the decision President Trump made to purposefully mislead the public regarding the threat COVID-19 posed on United States citizens. Recorded interviews by Bob Woodward and The Washington Post revealed that President Trump knew COVID-19 was deadly and far more harmful than the flu, despite telling the public the exact opposite.
Rep. Kelly Armstrong, who is up for reelection down ballot of President Trump, refused to recognize the harm caused by the President’s decision to mislead the public during a pandemic, even as North Dakota’s infection rates rank near the top in the nation.
A recent Associated Press report also showed that Gov. Burgum, too, used a far different tone in private than in public. On the same day he emailed staff saying “our house is on fire” and pressed a “sense of urgency and action,” he visited Washington, D.C. and all but declared victory over the virus and the economic downturn caused by the chaotic response. Burgum has lost two top public health officials during the pandemic.
The Democratic-NPL Party Chairwoman Kylie Oversen said:
“North Dakota’s COVID-19 recovery relies on everyone being able to make the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our communities. For that to work, our elected leaders need to be at the forefront of this pandemic and economic collapse with transparency, honesty, and frankness. North Dakotans deserve the truth.”