President Donald Trump’s attempts to blame former President Barack Obama for America’s COVID-19 response were fact-checked in a new editorial by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“Woe is Donald Trump. The long-suffering, misunderstood president just can’t make the world understand what a raw deal he got,” the newspaper wrote.
The article noted the president has attempted to blame China, the World Health Organization and Obama for America’s response.
The newspaper noted comments from Trump on April 18th, “We inherited a broken, terrible system … our cupboards were bare. We had very little in our stockpile.”
“That was Trump’s attempt, frequently repeated by the president and recycled in White House presentations, to lay responsibility for the inept pandemic response at Obama’s feet, as if three years in office were insufficient for Trump to repair all the supposed damage his predecessor wrought,” the newspaper explained. “Except it’s a lie of colossal Trumpian proportions.”
The newspaper compared the numbers between the two presidents.
“If the cupboard was bare, it’s because Trump swept it clean,” the Post-Dispatch concluded.
Florida governor finally releases the true numbers of people hospitalized with coronavirus
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Until Friday, DeSantis had refused to reveal the true numbers, leaving many in the state unaware of just how bad the cases were. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a whopping 7,000 Floridians are in hospitals hoping they survive the virus.
"The data, which for the first time breaks down the number of people in the hospital with coronavirus, was promised by the state two weeks ago," the report explained.
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Wallace, who served in the White House communications department under President George W. Bush saw 9/11 and the aftermath first hand. Under Trump's leadership, there have been several little crises one right after another. While 9/11 killed nearly 3,000 people and nearly that many have died due to injuries and illnesses connected to 9/11, nearly 135,000 Americans have died from COVID-19.
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President Donald Trump tried to claim the mantle of a "wartime president," battling the "unseen enemy," but as it turns out one of the people who could best help him with the coronavirus battle is who's really "unseen."
Dr. Anthony Fauci, an immunologist and probably the most respected public health expert on the government's payroll, reveals the President of the United States no longer talks to him.
In fact, Trump hasn't talked to Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in over a month – and hasn't been able to update Trump in at least two.