The media let Trump off the hook
He had one job.
Among the deliberate acts to weaken the nation’s ability to respond timely and properly was ridding the White House and/or allowing Bolton to kick out the NSC specialists. For that matter, you can add the problem of a stupid, narcissistic, unfit and unqualified POTUS surrounding himself with sycophants and no one willing to dare speak truth to moronic power.
A few more nits:
I’m not sure there is a national lockdown order. OTOH, I live under Andy Cuomo so, you know, I don’t especially pay attention to what Killer Donnie says because of insufficient substance.
And I’d say Trump (not the administration because this is one of cowardly, irresponsible toadies) sat on any meaningful actions for at least a month and a half, maybe even over two months.
And to give Trump: There will be a time when anyone who wants a test can get a test — but that will be after the pandemic is under control, maybe after there’s a vaccine.
Why do you think Trump would want to weaken our Military was this pandemic? Just a thought💩
It looks like the British media is even worse than ours. According to this article they have been using Boris Johnson’s illness to make him a hero and divert attention to his terrible response to the coronavirus. I find it curios that the article didn’t mention that the Sun, which is a major factor in this coverage and is shown in the picture, is owned by Rupert Murdoch.
I remain mystified that NO ONE in his family, despite being at the Coronavirus cluster at Mar-a-Lago became infected. That coincidence alone, regardless of what he did afterward, suggests something way more sinister than ineptitude.
Please don't forget he always knew it was a pandemic. He knew it from the beginning. My head spins from each dizzying day of this administration. I cannot believe he remains in office. I am waiting for the day to see him in handcuffs.
In early April it was reported by Gabriel Sherman that Trump got serious because his good buddy got sick and because it was spreading to Trump country, threatening his re-election. It wasn’t that he didn’t focus before that he just didn’t care because he didn’t think the virus would hurt him or his buddies.
Thanks for the Jane Mayer link. She is one of the best. Too bad she is mostly ignored by the rest of the media. I bet she doesn’t waste her time trying to be one of the in crowd.