In a video posted on March 10th, Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) tried to reassure Americans about the state of the economy — even though she dumped millions of dollars worth of stocks after receiving a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic. In the video, she also said that she met with both President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence before giving such reassurance.
“I wan to give you an update in the coronavirus situation following a meeting today that we had in the senate with the president, the vice president, and secretary Mnuchin.”
She told Americans that “the good news is the consumer is strong, the economy is strong, jobs are growing. Our president has done a fantastic job making sure that we’re in the best position to manage through this situation!”
However, as The Daily Beast reported on Thursday that “Loeffler reported selling stock jointly owned with her husband worth between $1,275,000 and $3,100,000,” even as she also invested in Citrix, a company that specializes in teleconferencing software that would stand to benefit financially from a mass pandemic.
Loeffler also assured Americans that they would have sufficient access to coronavirus testing kits — even though hospitals around the country say they still don’t have enough tests for all the people who need them.
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