STATEWIDE – The Maine Democratic Party responded to Donald Trump Jr’s visit during a virtual round table Thursday.
There are five days left until Election Day.
Several Democrat leaders hosted a virtual conference to discuss how the Trump administration has failed Mainers.
According to Rep. Chellie Pingree, Trump has broken his health care promises.
“He promised us a beautiful health care plan and he would switch us over to a health care plan. Well I‘ve been in Congress every year and they never put anything in front of us and when they do, it’s just a big stack of empty paper,” said Democratic Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, who represents Maine’s First Congressional District.
According to Pingree, if Trump wins re-election, the Affordable Healthcare Act will be removed.
This could affect many Mainers who could lose their health insurance.
Victoria Spencer-Keene says she can’t afford private health insurance is trying to keep up with paying off two expensive hospital bills.
“One of those bills is about $1700 and I‘ve been paying it $25 a month. If my math is right, it will take me about 56 years to pay it off and the smaller bill is $6,000,” said Spencer-Keene, a Greenville resident.
Other participants of the round table say Trump is mishandling the coronavirus pandemic.
Valarie Tate, a Belfast resident, lost a family member to COVID-19.
“She got sick probably late February, early March and if she had known what the President and the Vice President knew back in January, I know she would have taken precautionary measure,” said Tate.
Democratic leaders encourage Mainers to get out and exercise your right to vote.