I don’t think any other politician said Covid was nothing and would miraculously disappear in a few days. Then, when it didn’t, say it wasn’t his fault, it was everybody else’s fault and walk away to busy himself with more important and interesting activities, like racist tweets.@buddyholly I think Trump clearly showed his incompetence and foolishness during this virus crisis. But so did many politicians around the world. Here, they did a mess. We fared relatively well so far, but surely not thanks to the politicians. I am not sure how, to be honest. Maybe the worst is still ahead for us.
The question was not Trump but media bias. I understand that the US has performed bad not only because of Trump, but also because the US is the most reluctant country in the world to readily accept the Chinese ways in dealing with this. I hate this virus too, and I also lose patience with it and at moments I lose my discipline. Trump could have done much better for sure. But in a complex country like the US, with such power separation and division, I can't blame only Trump for this. It wouldn't be fair. I can blame mostly Trump but not just him. Without Trump, if it was Bush or Obama, it would be better in terms of hope and unity in this crisis. But the death toll, I don't know. I am not so sure about such big Trump impact. I am just trying to be objective, not defending Trump.
Trump is a flawed individual, but yes, he is limited in damage that he can possibly do, fortunately. I hope he loses the election not because I think he is so dangerous, but first because I want this political and media madness to stop and things go back to normal, second, I disagree politically with Trump and his nationalistic vision, and third,he is too divisive (he didn't invent that division though). Without this virus and protests...well, as pedigree mentioned, the US did not perform so bad economically. My only point was there is no reason for the media to treat Trump worse than Saddam Hussein, in his own country. He is still the president.
You do know that, while the danger of a coming pandemic was well known, one of Trump’s early Presidential decisions was to dissolve the entire US Pandemic response team? How did that work out?
Apart from Covid, you think everything else Trump did was just "flawed." You know I consider him a threat to the national security of the US, and that is bad for all of us.
And as it happens, the latest reporting by Carl Bernstein certainly seems to back that up. Unless you consider Bernstein crazy, of course.
It provides a clear picture of the incompetence of Trump, an amoral psychopath, who cares only for himself. Envying foreign dictators and giving in to their every wish in order to gain their approval and be one of the club. Putin ad Erdogan are playing him like a fiddle and probably calling each other to fall about laughIng at his stupidity.
This picture of Trump is borne out by everyone that left their positions in the WH because they could no longer be part of the daily mess.
Trump is a man that can not even be bothered to read his intelligence briefings, because what is in there is beyond his attention span. Trump’s only interest, all day, every day, is Trump.
While you may want to pass this off as flawed, I see it as much more dangerous.