President Donald Trump is now saying there’s “not much” he could have done differently in responding to the COVID-19 crisis, despite having more than 225,000 deaths and over 8.5 million cases on his record.
By almost every metric President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is the worst of any large nation. The United States has by far the most COVID-19 cases. In second place is India, with a population four times that of the U.S.
America has had the most coronavirus deaths. On a per-capita basis for number of deaths the U.S. comes in at number 12 out of 217 countries and other politically-recognized areas. That means there are 205 nations that have done a better job than the U.S. under President Donald Trump.
“With COVID,” Sinclair Broadcasting’s Eric Bolling asked Trump in a Rose Garden interview that will air this week, “is there anything that you think you could have done differently, if you had a mulligan or a do-over on one aspect of the way you handled it, what would it be?”
In other words, he thinks he did a great job.
Sinclair’s Eric Bolling: “With COVID, is there anything that you think you could have done differently, if you had a mulligan or a do-over on one aspect of the way you handled it, what would it be?”
Trump: “Not much.” pic.twitter.com/bRtPVsYVAA
— The Recount (@therecount) October 21, 2020
“Look, it’s all over the world, you have a lot of great leaders, a lot of smart people, it’s all over the world. I came out of China, they should have stopped it.”
The President is being excoriated for his laissez faire attitude toward the deadly disease.
The most important takeaway here is not that Trump won’t admit mistakes. It’s that he is promising to repeat them. https://t.co/yKhcKT6OSl
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) October 21, 2020
“learning”, “thinking”, “changing” these are things he does not doing the slightest. But his supporters still trust him more than acclaimed scientists with decades of experience 🤦🏼♂️
— Benny (@BennyBlocks) October 21, 2020
More than 8 million people have been infected and 221,000 are dead. Trump wouldn’t change a thing, apparently. https://t.co/tjvX5lM5t6
— Josh Dorner (@JoshDorner) October 21, 2020
This is what we care about. Had there been a federal plan, a mask mandate, we would be back in school and closer to normal life.@gop failures make us sicker, poorer and weaker as a whole. https://t.co/NQsWHIY4qH
— Colorado Joan 💜certified dog lover💜 (@joanschulze) October 21, 2020
@realDonaldTrump just spitballing here, maybe:
1) Listen to your PDB in January
2) Not turn masks into a political issue
3) Show leadership instead of play politics
4) Care about people more and stock market less
5) Listen to scientists instead of crackpots
I can go on….
— Jay Rouse (@JayRouseDC) October 21, 2020
This pretty much says it all https://t.co/cZUcCJMIFM
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) October 21, 2020
He doesn’t care about you. He doesn’t care about 220,000 of our fellow citizens. He thinks he is doing just fine.
— Dan Shapiro (@DanielBShapiro) October 21, 2020
Absolutely pathetic. https://t.co/714DdR6FSm
— Jarrett Blanc (@JarrettBlanc) October 21, 2020
Last night I beat myself up over the chicken I’d cooked for dinner because it didn’t come out right. I kept thinking of things I should’ve done differently so that the chicken was better.
This man cannot bring himself to truly self reflect. https://t.co/bQpA3EoEgo
— Carmen Michael (@cbmphoto) October 21, 2020
He’s a freaking monster! https://t.co/zl1lB1ukTi
— Just not a conspiracy theory Judy (@MrMidh) October 21, 2020
I can think of about 221,000 moments when the leader of this country should have thought, “This approach is not working. I need to do better”. Our fearless leader still thinks he has done it all right. Vote like your life depends on it, because for 221,000 Americans it did. https://t.co/WWpP6kst0N
— Kat Schaeffer (@KatCSchaeffer) October 21, 2020
US lawmakers renew stimulus push as focus shifts to Biden
President-elect Joe Biden will present his economic team on Tuesday, as a bipartisan group of senators make a renewed push for another stimulus package to help the faltering US economy.
With Covid-19 cases spiking, the world's largest economy faces an uncertain outlook that Biden and his economic team led by nominee for Treasury secretary Janet Yellen will have to work to remedy.The diverse group, with women and minorities in key roles, will face millions in jobs losses and a rising wave of small businesses shutting their doors and major corporations laying off their workers.
Outgoing Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin agrees on the need for more federal help for workers left jobless and business battered by the pandemic.
‘Conjecture and musings’: Dem senator tears into Trump ‘election fraud’ witness at Michigan hearing
Michigan state Sen. Jeff Irwin (D) blasted former state Sen. Patrick Colbeck (R) at an election fraud hearing on Tuesday.
At a state Senate Oversight Committee hearing, Colbeck suggested that there was a plot to use voting machines to steal the election from President Donald Trump.
For his part, Irwin noted that Trump had not requested a recount in Michigan.
"If you were on the losing end, much like, say, President Trump or candidate John James, would you have requested a recount?" the Democratic lawmaker asked.
"I've doubts with the integrity of the recount process," Colbeck replied. "So, I probably would not have done that."
Dem senator shames Steve Mnuchin to his face: ‘You’re leaving the country worse than you found it’
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Tuesday shamed Trump Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for his decision to not extend the Federal Reserve's emergency lending facilities that were designed to keep the economy afloat during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Brown started off by giving Mnuchin a blunt assessment of the state of the economy that he will be handing off to his successor.
"Last week, 778,000 people filed for unemployment insurance," he said. "In October, 3.4 million homeowners were past due when their mortgages, many of them will run out of forbearance options by April. As many as 40 million renters will spend the holidays worrying that they will be evicted on January 1st if their government, if we don't do our job."