President Donald Trump is scheduled to address the nation about the coronavirus at 6 p.m. Wednesday and even considering appointing a "coronavirus czar."
Many are speculating that the czar will be another responsibility of his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.
The stock market fell Monday and Tuesday by 1800 points, prompting Trump economist Larry Kudlow to take to the airwaves to reassure investors that the United States government has the coronavirus under control.
Despite promises that all is well, Trump's appointees flopped when testifying to the U.S. Senate Tuesday. Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf seemed confused about the length of time it would take before a coronavirus vaccine would be available to Americans. Wolf said that it would be a year and a half, where the president indicated it would be mere months. An NIH expert fact-checked Trump promptly.
The coronavirus is the administration's first major crisis, and after reducing the number of government scientists and cutting public health funding, Trump is already being criticized.
A 2 percent fatality rate, compared to the flu, which has a 0.1 percent fatality rate, is hardly amusing, but the internet made the best of a difficult situation by mocking the president and speculating about who will be in charge of the virus response.
You can see the tweets below:
White House considers appointing coronavirus czar - Will it be Judge Jeannie? Or maybe Tucker Carlson? Well whomeve… https://t.co/MQ77JDSYgh— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1582736065.0
Just asked Nancy Pelosi her reaction to President Trump saying coronavirus is under control. “ I don’t think the p… https://t.co/fbwhy9uaHK— Manu Raju (@Manu Raju)1582729705.0
TRUMP: Coronavirus is under control. CDC: Spread is inevitable. TRUMP: The media is trying to make it look worse th… https://t.co/AMEK7UJft6— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1582731506.0
Noted expert on epidemiology, Donald J. Trump, will be giving a press conference on the coronavirus today. That sh… https://t.co/eKoJvmnGzV— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1582726581.0
@HoarseWisperer Jared IS coronavirus.— (((Texy Lefty))) #GASenate2020 😷🇺🇸 (@(((Texy Lefty))) #GASenate2020 😷🇺🇸)1582739695.0
Trump should stop building his stupid wall he will never finish, and put all that money into fighting the coronavirus.— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1582737474.0
Trump is going to put Jared in charge of beating the coronavirus, isn’t he?— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer)1582739663.0
Coronavirus doesn’t stand a chance against immune systems like this. https://t.co/TfyA5mYB2F— Jared Wall (@Jared Wall)1582730683.0
Watch, they are going to make Jared Kushner the Coronavirus Czar 🙄🤦🏾♀️ #Caronavirus #Coronavirus— ❤ Full Of Rage (@❤ Full Of Rage)1582740600.0
I’m sure Jared will stop the Coronavirus right after he brings peace to the Middle East.— *you're (@*you're)1582730723.0
@AshaRangappa_ Perhaps Trump should dispatch his top and most closest advisors Ivanka and Jared to do a fact findin… https://t.co/D2rkFy0bch— Stephen Elpop (@Stephen Elpop)1582718793.0
@DeanObeidallah @politico I wouldn't be surprised if trump appoints a supporter who only PLAYED a doctor in some TV… https://t.co/eMJhiGvtBI— Irene (@Irene)1582737472.0