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Senator Melisa Franzen Responds to Minnesota Women for Trump Event


DFL Party State Senator Melisa Franzen (District 49) released the following statement in response to the today’s Women for Trump event in Minnesota:

“Donald Trump has consistently failed to take the COVID-19 pandemic seriously, and the impact of that stunning failure has fallen disproportionately on women, especially women of color.

“Trump’s inability to implement any meaningful COVID-19 testing, tracing, and mitigation strategy has allowed this deadly virus to spread throughout the country, taking over 138,000 American lives and costing millions of Americans their jobs.

“Women, and particularly women of color, have lost their jobs at much higher rates as a result of the economic damage brought on by Trump’s negligent response to this pandemic. No amount of campaign stunts can paper over the fact that Donald Trump has been a terrible president for women across Minnesota and across America.”