World leaders all tout their own Coronavirus experts

Coronavirus: the U.S. has the best specialists in the world. So does the rest of the world. (via Brut News)

The best place to be is right where you are

Leaders across the industrialized world and their staff draw from a time-tested and traditional playbook to quell fears and avoid panic: ‘You should feel lucky and privileged to live in a country that is more well-equipped than any other to deal with whatever it is that is troubling everyone at the moment. Remain here if you know what’s good for you.’ Indeed the most crucially fundamental piece of any nation is people who want to be a part of it.

Trump predictably uses the most superlatives while keeping the subjects as generic as possible

“We have the best economy, the most advanced healthcare, and the most talented doctors, scientists, and researchers anywhere in the world.” Taking that at face value, it seems Trump should have listened to some of those scientists a month ago.

Macron uses greater detail

“In France, we have the best virologists, the best epidemiologists, specialists of great renown.” The specificity when discussing his country’s experts exudes a knowledge and preparedness that can speak volumes.

Trudeau perfectly displays that Canadian modesty

“Canada is among the best-prepared countries in the world to respond to the situation we're facing.” Nobody can seriously dispute that point, and his words are more than sufficient for the average rational Canadian.

Morrisson shows some Trump

“But looking to the future, and using the best minds we have available in this area — and they're the best in the world.” Things started down a path of confident realism until the leader realized he may want to add just a dash of patronizing rhetoric to the sound bite.