Should President Donald Trump resign over his coronavirus response? | The Tylt

Should President Donald Trump resign over his coronavirus response?

At best, Trump clung to rosy best-case scenarios during the early stages of the coronavirus, and at worst, he is actively covering up the number of people infected by the virus. What's not up for debate is that Trump has been more concerned with how the virus will impact him than other Americans. In Politico, Dan Diamond reports that current and former Trump officials blame the crisis on Trump's management style—he only wants to hear the news that he likes. This bungled response has allowed the virus to spread in communities across America. However, Trump and his supporters say he is doing a great job. Trump continues to downplay the severity of the virus.

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Politico reports that Trump officials blame the bungled response on Trump's management style. Trump does not like bad news, and anyone who gives him bad news is eventually fired. This has created akin to a reality distortion bubble around Trump—no one wants to get fired for telling Trump bad news, so he doesn't get the bad news. 

Interviews with 13 current and former officials, as well as individuals close to the White House, painted a picture of a president who rewards those underlings who tell him what he wants to hear while shunning those who deliver bad news. For instance, aides heaped praise on Trump for his efforts to lock down travel from China — appealing to the president’s comfort zone of border security — but failed to convey the importance of doing simultaneous community testing, which could have uncovered a potential U.S. outbreak. Government officials and independent scientists now fear that the coronavirus has been silently spreading in the United States for weeks, as unexplained cases have popped up in more than 25 states.
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Jared Kushner, whose main qualification for this job is that he is the President's son-in-law, is taking a larger role in managing the crisis. Trump has repeatedly shown he is incompetent and cares more about how things will affect his chances at re-election than protecting the American people. How many more people have to die before he takes it seriously?

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While things are getting worse, Trump is politicizing the money needed to fight the epidemic. 

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Here's how the New York Times characterizes Trump's leadership in the past few months. Regardless of your political affiliation, ask yourself this: Are you okay with a president who acts like this in the face of a crisis?

For weeks, he resisted telling Americans to cancel or stay away from large gatherings, reluctant even on Thursday to call off his own campaign rallies even as he grudgingly acknowledged he would probably have to. Instead, it fell to Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the government’s most famous scientist, to say publicly what the president would not, leading the nation’s basketball, hockey, soccer and baseball leagues in just 24 hours to suspend play and call off tournaments.
Mayors and county executives, hospital executives and factory owners received no further direction from the president as he talked about the virus in the Oval Office on Thursday than they did during his prime-time address to the nation the night before. Beyond travel limits and wash-your-hands reminders, Mr. Trump has left it to others to set the course in combating the pandemic and has indicated he was in no rush to take further action.
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The Trump administration insists they are taking all the necessary action to curb and contain the coronavirus. To be fair to Trump, the crisis we face today was not singularly of his making. Disinvestment in public health has been an ongoing issue and Trump is only part of a long trend. It's likely that another Democratic President would have struggled too—look across to Europe, where states with large bureaucracies like France struggled to contain the virus. This is a collective failure, not something you can pin entirely on Trump. 

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Jennifer Jacobs at Bloomberg News is reporting Trump is taking further steps to address the emergency. 

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