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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.

Brut.

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

  • Troy S.
    a day

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

  • Deb D.
    a day

    He will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

  • Gerald N.
    2 days

    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.
    4 days

    REGISTER AND VOTE AMERICA. IT'S YOUR CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY

  • Neil J.
    4 days

    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.
    5 days

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

  • Anthony J.
    5 days

    This is ignorance

  • Jarleh J.
    5 days

    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😬

  • Sharron W.
    6 days

    Liar

  • Frank B.
    6 days

    Fake news again

  • Maureen M.
    6 days

    WHAT A FABRICATION OF THE TRUTH . WHAT AMY I SAYING .SORRY A MOMENT OF STWRING FF HE NEVER TELLS THE TRUTH , PICKS FMHRUB F E TRUTH LI

  • Mary K.
    6 days

    He is just insane and people are dying. That's it!☹

  • George Y.
    7 days

    This man is an arsestain on humanity

  • Wilma S.
    7 days

    He likes the numbers the way they are because if they change he will Be even more confused than he already is 🙄

  • Denise B.
    03/25/2020 20:29

    Well I live in Florida where it is 90 degrees and our number of cases are going up so the heat won’t have anything to do with it

  • Sneha M.
    03/25/2020 08:24

    Modi should be pm . He is strong leader.

  • Gajendra G.
    03/24/2020 05:08

    It is repetition in India.

  • Jody B.
    03/23/2020 16:56

    I really hope people who use this pandemic as means to political gain pay for it in the polls. I have yet to see a republican try to use this as an opportunity to take shots at a democrat. I’m in the middle, and the way you’re side acts, you can bet your not getting my vote. What you’re doing is despicable.

  • Mari K.
    03/23/2020 00:15

    If this were a film , people would say it was unbelievable.

  • Melody Y.
    03/22/2020 22:20

    A TOTAL F...ING MORON!!!!!