President Trump’s huge mishandling of the COVID-19 epidemic is going to cost him the presidency, holds Peter Wehner of The Atlantic. He has downplayed it, shared dangerous misinformation, and led a delayed and insufficient reaction. All in all, he didn’t take it seriously for far too long, creating a false sense of security that has allowed the virus to spread further and further. He ignored warnings from his own officials and claimed that COVID-19 had been contained and “shut down,” neither of which were true, in a bid to reduce the economic damage it was causing. Trump’s mismanagement of this pandemic will result in more Americans dying and him losing reelection.
President Trump has displayed great leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak, which Americans will remember, assert Roger Marshall and Rep. Brian Babin of the Washington Examiner. His ban on Chinese travel six weeks ago likely saved many lives. Many of Trump’s opponents have used this outbreak to attack him, even when he is responding effectively. He is containing it as quickly as possible and has set up a skilled Coronavirus Task Force that will help in doing so. Trump ensured that Medicare and Medicaid recipients would receive needed care and testing. He is doing everything right to stop COVID-19 from causing more damage, which will help him in the election.