The notion that President Trump is mishandling the coronavirus outbreak is exaggerated, holds Miranda Devine of the New York Post. Mainstream media outlets haven't hesitated to use this outbreak to make him look bad. His first travel restrictions on Australia and Singapore were necessary but still got him criticism. False allegations were made that Trump had muzzled people in charge of health and safety. When he described the exaggeration of this disease by Democrats as a "hoax," the media twisted his words to indicate he was talking about coronavirus itself. Trump is doing what he can to protect Americans, even though he is being smeared for it.
The Trump administration has mishandled the coronavirus in multiple ways, assert Will Peischel and Jessica Washington of Mother Jones. Already before the disease emerged, Trump made crucial cuts to the Center for Disease Control's budget and left a key anti-pandemic position vacant since 2018. He also incorrectly claimed that the number of US cases was decreasing, while his administration has spread other dangerous half-truths. Trump appointed Mike Pence to head the government's coronavirus task force even though he direly mishandled an HIV crisis in Indiana. He has tried to downplay this dangerous outbreak and is risking lives by mismanaging it.