Most Americans, however, give high marks to their state and local governments for their handling of the virus attack that has killed more than 5,000 in the U.S. and 950,000+ around the world.
The one common trait Trump exhibits in his dealings with countries like China: His position is firm until he changes his mind or, on a whim, says something else.
Cornered by the harsh realities of the coronavirus threats, American’s factless president tries to deny things he said, lies frequents and tries to revise history.
The president who ignores facts could not ignore the vivid images from New York City and other trouble spots in the nation.
First, Trump claimed the coronavirus was a “hoax.” Then he said it could be “handled.” Then the U.S., he claimed, was “leading the way” in fighting the pandemic. Then he would have businesses up and running by Easter. Then he ran out of lies and had to accept the reality and horror. Or has he?
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump’s attempts to roll back restrictions would kill Americans. Trump said she is “sick.”