Her husband died from coronavirus She wrote obit blaming Trump Texas governor

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) illustration

A Texas woman mourning the loss of her husband to COVID-19 penned a scathing obituary blaming the death on President Donald Trump, the state's governor and people who refuse to wear a face mask.

David Nagy, a father of five, died at a hospital in Longview, Texas, about 64 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana, on July 22 after he was diagnosed with the coronavirus, his wife Stacey Nagy wrote in the obituary. He was 79.

Nagy said her husband's death was "needless" and that Trump, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and some other politicians bore the blame.

"The blame for his death and the deaths of all the other innocent people falls on Trump, Abbott and all the other politicians who did not take this pandemic seriously and were more concerned with their popularity and votes than lives," she wrote.

The obituary — which ran Thursday in the local newspaper, the Jefferson Jimplecute, and has been widely shared on social media — went on to also point a finger at people who refuse to wear face masks.

"Also to blame are the many ignorant, self centered and selfish people who refused to follow the advice of the medical professionals, believing their 'right' not to wear a mask was more important than killing innocent people. Dave did everything he was supposed to do, but you did not," Nagy wrote. "Shame on all of you, and may Karma find you all!"

David, who was born in California, leaves behind his wife and children, as "as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends," the obituary states.

Nagy did not immediately return NBC News' request for comment Tuesday.

She told BuzzFeed News that her husband suffered from medical conditions including heart problems and diabetes. He was hospitalized and then transferred to a nursing home after a fall in late March.

Nagy told the outlet that she and David's son decided he should stay at the nursing home to recover because they believed it would be safer. She said that she feared she would catch the coronavirus while out at the grocery store and bring it back home.

Once the virus began to spread in Texas, the nursing home stopped allowing visitors.

"He stayed

Read more: http://electionnewschannel.com/top-news/147692-her-husband-died-from-coronavirus-she-wrote-obit-blaming-trump-texas-governor

Trump using COVID-19 as a cover to gut social security and medicare critics charge

Critics erupted Saturday after President Donald Trump signed four executive actions that included deferring payroll taxes that provide critical funding for both Social Security and Medicare.

While Trump characterized the move as a financial boost for Americans struggling amid the COVID-19 crisis, critics blasted it a cynical ploy to do what Trump has long intended to do: Gut the vitally important social service programs just as Americans need them more than ever during the pandemic.

“The American people desperately need relief,” noted Rep. Val Demings (D-Florida). “Instead, the president decided to defund Social Security and Medicare.”

Trump also signed an order providing $400 a week in enhanced unemployment benefits  — down from the $600 weekly benefit that expired last month.

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) called the orders a “stunt.”

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) pointed out that the president just “unilaterally cut Social Security and your unemployment benefits. In the middle of a pandemic.”

House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) warned in a statement that the move would “endanger” Social Security and Medicare.

Trump himself presented the move as an opening gambit in his long game to eliminate the payroll taxes, which provide the funding for the social service programs. He promised to “terminate” the payroll tax if he’s reelected.

“If I’m victorious on November 3rd, I plan to forgive these taxes and make permanent cuts to the payroll tax,” Trump said at a news conference at his Bedminster golf course in New Jersey. “In other words, I’ll extended beyond the end of the year and terminate the tax.”

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) warned on Twitter that such an action would “gut” the programs if Trump gets a second term.

An organization representing taxpayer interests slammed Trump’s executive order as a “holiday for the wealthy and a death sentence for Social Security and Medicare beneficiaries.”

“Trump’s payroll tax holiday is a lose-lose strategy,” said a statement from Tax

Read more: http://electionnewschannel.com/top-news/147597-trump-using-covid-19-as-a-cover-to-gut-social-security-and-medicare-critics-charge

Trump orders more unemployment pay a payroll tax deferral

Donald Trump

Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday moved to bypass the nation's elected lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and extend an expired unemployment benefit after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.

At his private country club in Bedminster, New Jersey, Trump signed four executive orders to act where Congress hasn't, contending Washington's gridlock had compelled him to act as the pandemic undermined the country's economy and imperiled his November reelection hopes.

Perhaps most crucially, Trump moved to continue paying a supplemental federal unemployment benefit for millions of Americans out of work during the outbreak. However, his order called for up to $400 payments, one-third less than the $600 people had been receiving. Congress allowed those higher payments to lapse on Aug. 1, and negotiations to extend them have been mired in partisan gridlock, with the White House and Democrats miles apart.

Trump largely stayed on the sidelines during the administration’s negotiations with congressional leaders, leaving the talks on his side to chief of staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

Trump’s embrace of executive actions to sidestep Congress runs in sharp contrast to his criticism of former President Barack Obama’s use of executive orders on a more limited basis. And the president’s step-back from talks with Congress breaks with his self-assured negotiating skills.

Now, Trump, who has not spoken with Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi since last year, sought to play the role of election-year savior, with the $400 weekly assistance, as well as a deferral of payroll tax and federal student loan payments and the continuation of a freeze on some evictions during the crisis.

“It's $400 a week, and we're doing it without the Democrats,” Trump said, asking states to cover 25% of the cost. Trump is seeking to set aside $44 billion in previously approved disaster aid to help states maintain supplemental pandemic jobless benefits, but Trump said it would be up to states to determine how much, if any of

Read more: http://electionnewschannel.com/top-news/147547-trump-orders-more-unemployment-pay-a-payroll-tax-deferral

Bidens Game Plan Take No Risks and Run Out the Clock

When Vice President Calvin Coolidge ascended to the presidency after the death of Warren Harding in 1923, a wag remarked that Silent Cal's career had exhibited unmistakable signs of celestial intervention.

Governor Coolidge vaulted to national attention during the Boston police strike of 1919, where, in a stinging letter to Sam Gompers of the AFL, he thundered, "There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time."

If Joe Biden becomes president, celestial intervention, once again, cannot be ruled out.

Consider:

In the first Democratic contest of 2020 in Iowa, Biden, though the clear front-runner in the national polls, ran a humiliating fourth. In New Hampshire, a week later, he ran fifth. In Nevada, Joe was crushed again by Bernie Sanders but edged out Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar thanks to his loyal African American base.

Came then South Carolina, where the Black vote, 60 percent of the total, gave Biden a triumph--and the momentum that propelled him to a sweeping victory on Super Tuesday. Biden's delegate count became so large it was virtually impossible for Sanders to overcome.

However, that March, which had begun with the resurrection of Biden's campaign, was also the month the COVID-19 pandemic hit in full fury. COVID-19 sank the exuberant economy that had been Donald Trump's ticket to reelection.

At that point, Biden went to earth. Through the spring of 2020 and this summer, he has socially distanced himself from the press and the public, sheltering in place in a basement bunker as the worst pandemic in a century drives down the best economy in decades to Depression-era levels. The last quarter alone saw a 9 percent plunge in our gross domestic product.

If Biden wins in November, then his "basement bunker" campaign will be studied by historians alongside the "front porch" campaign of Harding that led to the 1920 landslide victory over Democrat James M. Cox.

Yet, several scheduled events could still upend Biden's take-no-risks-and-run-out-the-clock strategy. The first is his choice of a vice presidential nominee, which Biden has promised will be a woman.

However, if Biden restricts his choice to a Black woman, as some have insisted, he eliminates from consideration every governor and senator in the party sa

Read more: http://electionnewschannel.com/top-news/147393-biden-s-game-plan-take-no-risks-and-run-out-the-clock

Page 1 of 2

National Weather

 Click on map for forecast

advertisement

advertisement