Trump gave America the Coronavirus by doing much too little and much too late. Simply shutting down travel from China on Jan 31st with no other measures was akin to closing the door but leaving all the windows open in a rainstorm. Trump himself caused Coronavirus to mutate into the TrumpVirus…
Failed Leadership. Time to Make America Great Again…
President Trump knew- Trump gave America the Coronavirus
In his inaugural address Jan. 20, 2017, President Donald Trump painted an unrecognizably dark picture of our country culminating with the bizarre declaration, “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.”
Just over three years later, almost 100,000 people in the United States have died from the coronavirus outbreak and almost 39 million have had to file for unemployment, all on Trump’s watch. Trump’s incompetence and failure of leadership have ushered in an unprecedented public health crisis that continues to threaten the lives and livelihoods of countless Americans and has disproportionately impacted vulnerable communities.
We have seen clear evidence that he was briefed by his advisors back in January and there are reports that he received intelligence reports even late last year, warning the White House of the coming viral danger that was developing in China.
He knew. Trump’s dark inaugural assertion of “American carnage,” it seems, was less an evidence-free indictment of his predecessor than a portentous claim about his own presidency. We are only now experiencing the American carnage Trump once grimly accused former President Barack Obama of overseeing — and it could have been avoided with preparation and leadership.
He claims that he “acted quickly”, by restricting travel from China at the end of January but by then the virus had already spread across the globe and onto every continent. Trump restricted travel from China on January 31st but he ignored the fact that the virus was already here.
And still coming in from countless other destinations left unrestricted. It was akin to closing the front door when it rains but leaving all the windows open. Trump gave America the Coronavirus.
CDC officials were already warning the president in early January but he continued to downplay the threat and highly exaggerated the capacity and success of his administration’s actions to contain the coronavirus threat.
President Trump repeatedly told us that his administration was “doing a great job” and “had it under control”, when in fact, quite the opposite was true.
According to Jeremy Konyndyk, the former head of the United States Agency for International Development’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance — who helped write the 69-page “pandemic playbook” the Trump administration blatantly ignored — February, March and April were wasted months in terms of stopping the pandemic or mitigating its damage.
Those 2 months of delay to initiate serious social distancing and quarantine measures cost the country tens of thousands of lives, trillions in stock market losses and left over 35 million unemployed.
Trump knew, but he failed to act. Too little and too late.
Lack of Testing – Cases Spiking Again
Despite the repeated demands of governors to increase access to testing, the Trump administration failed to respond to this urgent need, just as it failed to capitalize on social distancing in March and April to control the spread of the virus. While state shelter-in-place provisions, which are now being rescinded, were enough to slow transmissions for the last month, they were not enough to prevent previously unfathomable numbers of infections and deaths from COVID-19.
And now, a large number of states are reporting dramatic spikes in the number of cases since reopening less than a week ago.
Updated data from The New York Times showed on Monday that health officials in 20 U.S. states have confirmed rising case counts over the past seven days, with sharp spikes reported in North Carolina, Arizona and California. All three states, like most others in the U.S., have recently begun to reopen.
North Carolina saw its highest single-day increase in cases on June 6, with 1,370 new diagnoses confirmed. In a press release, the state’s Department of Health and Human Services said the number of individuals testing positive for the virus increased by 10 percent, while related hospital admission rates exceeded 700 for three of the previous five days.
Health officials in North Carolina confirmed the state’s previous high of 1,289 new cases on June 5, after reporting similar numbers on May 23, May 29, May 30 and June 4. Trump gave America the Coronavirus.
Trump Planning New Campaign Rally Events
Donald Trump plans to start holding campaign rallies in person again in the next two weeks, despite the coronavirus pandemic continuing in the US and experts warning about the public health dangers of crowding at events.
The president has not held an election rally since 2 March in Charlotte, North Carolina, as cases of coronavirus in the US began to increase.
Trump’s campaign advisers are still determining where the rallies will take place and what safety measures will be implemented, depending on the type of venue chosen, Politico reported on Monday, adding that campaign manager Brad Parscale is expected to present Trump with possibilities within the next few days.
Aides describe Trump as champing at the bit to get out and start campaigning again ahead of the 3 November US presidential election.
An official, confirming Politico’s report, said safety measures for attendees were still being worked out.
In a statement, Parscale predicted Trump rallies will surpass those of his Democrat rival for the White House, Joe Biden, whose campaigning has also been sharply curtailed due to the virus in recent months, but who is leading the president in several recent polls.
Biden is leading because Trump gave America the Coronavirus.
Trump Reacting to Negative Polling Data
Trump is under pressure to reverse his tumbling prospects for re-election, and is counting on a rebound in the US economy, which was rocked by the global pandemic.
He also is grappling with mass protests that erupted after George Floyd died on 25 May after a white police officer knelt on his neck.
Experts have warned of the risks of protesters contracting Covid-19, as social distancing has often fallen by the wayside during demonstrations and marches, as well as police and demonstrators often being seen not wearing masks.
There is a lower risk of spreading the virus person to person outdoors, and there is no word yet on whether Trump will resume rallies at indoor or outdoor venues.
Trump has already sparked a row over his assertion that he will seek a new state to host this summer’s Republican national convention after North Carolina refused to guarantee the event could be held in Charlotte without size restrictions because of ongoing concerns over the pandemic.
The president has lobbied for a full-scale convention without face coverings, despite the threat of the virus.
Trump has already veered into electioneering during recent work trips and during previous coronavirus briefings and now wants to get back on the road as a candidate. Trump gave America the Coronavirus and he feels desperate to turn around this downward spiral of his 2020 campaign.
Trump gave America the TrumpVirus
Ignorance, selfish concerns for protecting his own personal business and political interests with a total lack of understanding of what it means to be our nation’s leader; all together they explain how Trump gave America the Coronavirus. And the carnage from that poor leadership continues to mount as we are in another deep recession and race riots are burning across the US today.
It’s time for new leadership and to start working on Making America Great Again…
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