Woman who lost dad to COVID-19 says Trump was his ‘only pre-existing condition’


A woman who lost her dad to COVID-19 said his only pre-existing condition was trusting Donald Trump (Courtesy: CNN)

One of the most poignant moments from the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention did not come from a politician or celebrity.

Kristin Urquiza said she lost her father due to COVID-19 because he trusted President Trump’s repeated messaging the virus was going away.

In a video message Monday night, Urquiza said that while Trump did not cause the pandemic, he certainly made it worse.

“After the stay-at-home order was lifted in Arizona, my dad went to a karaoke bar with his friends,” Urquiza said. “A few weeks later, he was put on a ventilator. And after five agonizing days, he died alone in the ICU, with the nurse holding his hand. My dad was a healthy, 65-year-old. His only pre-existing condition was trusting Donald Trump and for that, he paid with his life.”

Urquiza added that one of the last things her father told her before he died was that he felt betrayed by Donald Trump.

Urquiza said when she casts her vote for Joe Biden, she will be doing it for her dad.

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