President Trump was acquitted on February 5, 2020.
Meanwhile, in January, President Trump made the decision to secure our borders and limit travel to-and-from China.
In other words, despite being threatened with impeachment, the president acted decisively to keep all Americans safe.
Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer, on the other hand, focused on a political impeachment effort instead of preparing his home state of New York for the impending COVID-19 crisis.
Instead of partnering with the Trump administration to fight against the novel coronavirus, Schumer has consistently criticized and appeared to undermine the president.
President Trump responded in a letter to Schumer, saying, "I never knew how bad a senator you are."
You can read Trump's letter below:
While many Democrats have slammed Trump's letter as "unpresidential," Trump was simply responding to criticisms that Schumer aired in a letter to the president himself.
These criticisms appear to be unfounded, which is why Trump struck back... and struck back hard.
Just like the impeachment probe, Schumer's criticisms have the appearance of partisan politics rather than geniune complaints.
Fox News has more on Trump's letter to Schumer:
President Trump fired back at Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., in a scathing letter, responding to criticism of his handling of the coronavirus crisis, telling Schumer: "I never knew how bad of a senator you are."
"Thank you for your Democrat public relations letter and incorrect sound bites, which are wrong in every way," Trump said in the letter released by the White House, referring to Schumer's coronavirus criticism earlier Thursday. "As you are aware, Vice President Pence is in charge of the Task Force. By almost all accounts, he has done a spectacular job."
Trump’s firery response came after Schumer sent a letter to the president on Thursday expressing concerns about shortages of protective equipment, tests, and medical supplies in New York and other hard-hit areas.
“While companies that volunteer to produce ventilators and personal protective equipment are to be commended and are appreciated, America cannot rely on a patchwork of uncoordinated voluntary efforts to combat the awful magnitude of this pandemic,” Schumer said. “It is long past the time for your administration to designate a senior military officer to fix this urgent problem.”
But in his letter, Trump insisted to Schumer that the Defense Production Act (DPA) "has been consistently used" by him and his team but that companies have been honoring the administration's requests "without even a formal notice." He also acknowledged the appointment of Rear Admiral John Polowczyk, who is "in charge of purchasing" and "distributing" of medical supplies, something he alleged Schumer "chose to ignore."
"We have given New York many things, including hospitals, medical centers, medical supplies, record numbers of ventilators, and more. You should have had New York much better prepared than you did, as Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said yesterday, New York was very late in its fight against the virus," Trump said. "As you are aware, the Federal Government is merely a back-up for state governments. Unfortunately, your state needed far more of a back-up than most others."
President Trump has appeared to be one step ahead of Democrats during the entire pandemic.
From protecting the borders to creating the largest public-private partnership in American history, Trump has enacted strong policies to keep all Americans safe.
He's also relied heavily on advisors and experts to make the best judgement calls for the nation.
Instead of offering advice, however, Senator Schumer chose to publicly publish a letter that reeks of politicism.
You can see Schumer's response to Trump below:
Many private companies around the nation have already stepped up to the task of making medical masks and ventilators.
When given the opportunity, the private sector will step up to the challenge quickly and efficiently.
Democrats would prefer that the government force businesses to make equipment, rather than allowing the free market to do its job.
Furthermore, many conservatives argue that once the scope of government grows, its difficult if not impossible to restrict it, even after the crisis ends.
The New York Post has more details on Trump's response, including the specificity of the DPA order:
Trump responded in his letter: “Thank you for your Democrat public relations letter and incorrect sound bites, which are wrong in every way.”
Trump wrote that Schumer knew Navy Rear Adm. John Polowczyk already is in charge of distribution of supplies at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
“A ‘senior military officer’ is in charge of purchasing, distributing, etc. His name is Rear Admiral John Polowczyk,” Trump wrote. “He is working 24 hours a day, and is highly respected by everyone. If you remember, my team gave you this information, but for public relations purposes, you choose to ignore it.”
Trump wrote that the DPA has been used to force companies to produce product, often without dictates because it “has been powerful leverage.”
“You should have had New York much better prepared than you did, and as Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said yesterday, New York was very late in its fight against the virus,” Trump wrote, referring to two members of the White House coronavirus task force.
“Fortunately, we have been working with your state and city governments, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill DeBlasio, to get the job done. You have been missing in action, except when it comes to the ‘press.’ While you have stated you don’t like Andrew Cuomo, you ought to start working alongside him for the good of all New Yorkers.”
Trump added: “I’ve known you for many years, but I never knew how bad a Senator you are for the state of New York, until I became President.”
Schumer was focused on impeachment in January while the COVID-19 virus was spreading around the world.
Now, reports are surfacing that Democrats are already investigating the Trump administration's response.
Many fear that these are the first stepping stones forwards a second attempt at impeachment.
It's time for all our politicians to put aside the partisanship and focus 100 percent of their efforts on keeping our nation safe!