When it comes to coronavirus, Trump’s an idiotic lout.
We never know what drug or disinfectant next he’ll tout.
When responding to covid,
His judgement is horrid.
Trump admits it’s horrible, but, he says, “It’s working out.”
“It is all working out. It is horrible to go through, but it is working out.”
— President Trump, quoted by the Washington Post.
“There’s a stark partisan difference in who has been affected by the coronavirus: Democrats are far more likely than Republicans to live in communities hit hard by Covid-19. … This has contributed to a partisan divide in attitudes about the pandemic, one in which Republican governors, lawmakers, and voters have remained broadly supportive of Trump — and have pushed for policies like the rapid reopening of businesses — while Democrats have not.”
“President Trump scaled up the estimate he has used for the number of expected dead from the coronavrius — projecting that the U.S. toll may be as high as 100,000,” the Washington Post reports. “Trump had previously said that about 65,000 Americans would probably die of covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.”
“In the most consequential mission of his career, Mr. Pence has tried to navigate the complexities of a mysterious disease and the vagaries of a mercurial president at the same time, steering the response to the most deadly pandemic in generations without getting caught up in the melodrama of the moment. Yet questions have lingered about how seriously he himself took the threat at first and what advice he gave the president in the days when it really mattered”
“It became clear to me that that was just a bridge too far. People were not going to accept the government telling them what to do.”
— Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R), on ABC News, saying his statewide order mandating face masks be worn in stores went “too far.”
“The fear is that Trump will be content with allowing the race to develop and distribute the vaccine to devolve into a global contest — and that poorer countries will be left behind in the rush to procure doses. In essence: that the president’s ‘America First’ view of world affairs as an atavistic scramble for power will lead to unnecessary suffering and death.”
A new Pew Research survey finds 65% of Americans believe President Trump was too slow to address the coronavirus threat to the United States when cases of the disease were first reported in other countries. Also interesting: Most Americans do not foresee a quick end to the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, 73% say that the worst is still to come.
Trump is working his new COVID-19 quid pro quo —
If governors are nice to him, he lets emergency funds go.
But while hospitals are cratering,
Trump is touting the ratings
Of his own almost-daily Rose Garden reality-TV show.