In fact he did not call the virus a hoax. Artfully edited video clips to that effect were put out as propaganda, but you cannot listen to the originals without immediately concluding he did not say that. What he did do was impose restrictions on travel from China on January 31. He did put US citizens returning from China in quarantines on military bases. You don’t take such measures if you think it is a hoax. At the time Democrat Party leaders and opinion makers called it a xenophobic overreaction.

I agree half of what he has said is speculative, bombastic, or inaccurate, but he has definitely been taking actions. He has assembled task forces of medical and public health experts to lead the effort. Mistakes have been made, like they have in Italy, Spain, Iran, France, and other countries. We don’t have a lot of experience in this. What I see is progress, not as fast as we need it, but progress nonetheless. The crisis has the President’s full attention and he is pushing the government and working with state and local officials of either party to get medical aid and economic support to the people. It would help if the Democrats in Congress would keep their focus on the pandemic and stop trying to leverage the suffering of our people to enact a menu of their favorite Green New Deal Diversity items.

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