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… https://t.co/dg1MFiONxt— The Recount (@The Recount)1603288684.0
"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 (@Jesse Lee)1603290265.0
@saletan @therecount "learning", "thinking", "changing" these are things he does not doing the slightest. But his s… https://t.co/KLoRuOaFTs— Benny (@Benny)1603290761.0
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 (@Josh Dorner)1603290291.0
@MarkMeadows This is what we care about. Had there been a federal plan, a mask mandate, we would be back in schoo… https://t.co/oX6DmQ86R1— Colorado Joan 💜certified dog lover💜 (@Colorado Joan 💜certified dog lover💜)1603293251.0
@therecount @realDonaldTrump just spitballing here, maybe: 1) Listen to your PDB in January 2) Not turn masks into… https://t.co/coj1nVvbB3— Jay Rouse (@Jay Rouse)1603292769.0
This pretty much says it all https://t.co/cZUcCJMIFM— Chris Cillizza (@Chris Cillizza)1603290333.0
"Not much." He doesn't care about you. He doesn't care about 220,000 of our fellow citizens. He thinks he is doing… https://t.co/uos5sdIs5q— Dan Shapiro (@Dan Shapiro)1603292052.0
Absolutely pathetic. https://t.co/714DdR6FSm— Jarrett Blanc (@Jarrett Blanc)1603289548.0
Last night I beat myself up over the chicken I’d cooked for dinner because it didn’t come out right. I kept thinkin… https://t.co/gs9XJWCPpx— Carmen Michael (@Carmen Michael)1603292281.0
He’s a freaking monster! https://t.co/zl1lB1ukTi— Just Breathe Judy (@Just Breathe Judy)1603291107.0
I can think of about 221,000 moments when the leader of this country should have thought, "This approach is not wor… https://t.co/mDhXciW10q— Kat Schaeffer (@Kat Schaeffer)1603289838.0