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5 ways Trump Administration worsened coronavirus pandemic

"Looks like by April, you know in theory... it miraculously goes away." Here’s how Trump and his administration have been doing more to worsen the situation as the coronavirus pandemic has swept the country. 🦠🇺🇸

5 ways the Trump administration has worsened the Coronavirus pandemic

Lack of testing

The president has seemed fixated on keeping case-numbers low. “I like the numbers being where they are. I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship.”, Trump stated. For this reason, Trump didn't push for an increase in testing as far back as January, Politico reported. The CDC is now scrambling to make more tests available in the U.S.

The Oval Office address

When Trump addressed the nation on March 11, 2020 he mistakenly issued a total travel ban between the U.S. and Europe. “We will be suspending all travel from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days.”, Trump initially announced. The Department of Homeland Security had to quickly clarify the ban did not apply to U.S. citizens — but not before massive crowds attempting to get home gathered at European airports.

Constantly downplaying the crisis

For weeks, Trump downplayed the growing pandemic and claimed that the novel coronavirus would simply go away. “It may get bigger, it may get a little bigger, it may not get bigger at all. We’ll see what happens.”, he declared. He continued, ”The virus. They’re working hard, looks like by April — you know in theory, when it gets a little warmer it miraculously goes away. Hope that’s true.” He also said, “Essentially we’ve only had 15 and a lot of that’s because I called it early. So we are hopefully getting lower from that number but let’s see what happens into the future.” Bolstered by a similar narrative on Fox News, some Americans failed to see the virus as a serious threat.

Dissolving and defunding key departments

Back in May 2018, the Trump administration dissolved the team in charge of pandemic response. Additionally, his 2021 budget proposal would cut CDC funding by 15% and slash $3 billion out of global health programs.

Taking away food stamps from thousands

On April 1, the Trump administration plans to kick roughly 700,000 people off of SNAP by enacting work requirements for the benefit known as the food stamp program. This will happen as the economy and small businesses take a massive hit.

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03/16/2020 6:12 PMupdated: 03/16/2020 6:26 PM

54 comments

  • Jesus V.
    07/15/2020 00:28

    Get rid this coward asshold

  • Romita M.
    06/01/2020 23:43

    Trump u should resign immediately because u are starting a revolution

  • Jose M.
    05/01/2020 21:36

    To be president you should at least have a IQ score over 65 trump is special class

  • Sasha H.
    04/25/2020 04:54

    Hey 45 How often are your depends getting changed???

  • Laura W.
    04/23/2020 17:05

    I'd like to see him in the ground in April.

  • Rickey J.
    04/16/2020 15:47

    Numbers numbers. We are people not numbers an you failed the American people. Golf was more important Your a waste of space an air.

  • Lynda B.
    04/11/2020 00:23

    He couldn’t keep three marriages together how the hell can he keep a country together

  • Nate H.
    04/08/2020 04:45

    Why do people vote for this clown?

  • Danny G.
    04/07/2020 02:50

    So he should be responsible for some of those deaths.

  • Judy R.
    04/05/2020 15:19

    ????? I wonder why all of these people from the trump administration keep taking time to show up on all the “fake news” stations to talk about their opinions and how great their dear leader is🧐 Trump will only show up on his favorite faux fox channel to take the softball questions and get the praise he so desperately needs🤮 An intelligent, reasonable and capable potus would take every opportunity to let us know what he is doing to protect America 🇺🇸 He is not capable of leadership😤VOTE💙2020

  • Joan C.
    04/05/2020 03:22

    Look at total number of tests given and total number of confirmed case are about a third..

  • Jorge L.
    04/02/2020 05:00

    The #1 failure as a president....🤣🤣🤣

  • Troy S.
    04/01/2020 17:56

    I hope the families of his secret service detail gets COVID so that they'll blow his brains out ,...

  • Deb D.
    04/01/2020 07:56

    He will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

  • Gerald N.
    04/01/2020 03:22

    Don’t blame Donald you all Americans blame yourselves, what the F....k are you at the beach 🏖 why the F....k are you out in the parks why the F...k are you not staying the F...k home . When you all see the numbers going up is because all of you . Good job America

  • Thomasandgail U.
    03/29/2020 18:25

    REGISTER AND VOTE AMERICA. IT'S YOUR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

  • Neil J.
    03/29/2020 06:36

    What is wrong with 50% of the USA population? After everything this evil man has done, lied about, abused and misused, his ignorance, self serving bluster, poor performance, delays & inaction causing the potential death of innocents, his poll ratings are highest ever? You are spiralling into chaos. We are sad for your once great country, we wish you well.

  • Rosemarie M.
    03/28/2020 17:02

    The man is a narcissist....thinks he is untouchable. He believes his own twaddle

  • Anthony J.
    03/28/2020 13:32

    This is ignorance

  • Elda A.
    03/28/2020 05:54

    Lets just help each other by staying home and fight this pandemic instead of blaming.im not fan into politics but all i can say is it dont help the country if we keep blaming the president.its all happen already.why dont we just cooperate and help the government to solve this problem.stay home and be safe.because right now thats the only thing we can do. I like the music tho.and i thank you😬

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