As we pass the horrific milestone of 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States, the Trump administration is handling the COVID-19 pandemic the same way the Trump Organization has handled the real estate industry – with bluster, excessive confidence and falsified figures. If they have engaged in favorable real estate transactions, surely they can pull themselves out of a global health and economic crisis, right?
Worried about sorely lacking coronavirus testing capacity? Don’t. This has been passed to the States in one of the most wonderful test plans the world has ever seen, so get back to work now! (Just ask White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett how excited our nation’s “stock of human capital” is about the future.) Unfortunately, infectious diseases don’t go away by staying confident and not going away. never admitting mistakes.
We are witnessing Trump’s deadliest scam to date. Rather than doing all it can to fight the virus and leverage the power of the federal government, the Trump administration is instead focusing on lowering mortality numbers, congratulating itself and tweeting.