President Trump is making the coronavirus outbreak worse by downplaying it and spreading mistruths, suggests Jennifer Senior of The New York Times. He seems more concerned with optics over recognizing how dangerous this disease is. When health officials sought to warn older and physically fragile people against flying, Trump made them tone down their rhetoric. He stated that coronavirus testing was available to anyone that wanted it, which was untrue. Because of him, right-wing news outlets are also playing down the danger of coronavirus. Trump is focused on managing the optics of this situation when he should be prioritizing keeping Americans safe.
Democrats are using the coronavirus to undermine Donald Trump politically, holds Kayleigh McEnany of Fox News. His response has been good; he issued a travel ban to prevent more infected people from entering the country, he announced mandatory quarantines and formed a special task force to address coronavirus. Still, Chuck Schumer and Elizabeth Warren wrongly accused Trump of having no plan. CNN has repeatedly used coronavirus to criticize him. In this time of crisis, which should bring the country together, Democrats are exposing their partisanship by attacking the president. Trump is doing everything possible to protect the US.