The world will likely need to adjust to many "new normal" lifestyle changes as a result of the Coronavirus global pandemic. Realistically and sadly, even in this time of global crisis, Donald Trump does not appear capable of adaptiation. Trump's supporters, sychophants and enablers are propping up a man who speaks without knowledge, forethought or humilty. He acts without purpose or care of consequence, and attacks with-out deliberation or compassion. We need to come together to find some common ground. Donald Trump isn't likely to bring us there. Please read these articles and share them with all prospective voters.
Pressure grows on Trump; hospitals sound virus alarms
By Associated Press
March 19, 2020
Insisting the federal government is not a “shipping clerk,” President Donald Trump on Thursday called on states to do more to secure their own critically needed masks, ventilators and testing supplies as the pressure mounted on hospitals struggling to cope with a rising number of coronavirus patients.
During another fast-moving day in the capital, Trump and his administration took additional, once-unthinkable steps to try to contain the pandemic. The State Department issued a new alert urging Americans not to travel abroad under any circumstances. And Trump said the government should take partial ownership of companies bailed out during the pandemic, a step that would mark an extraordinary federal reach into the private sector.
… “If people would have known about it, it could have… been stopped in place, it could have been stopped right where it came from,” Trump said. “But now the whole world almost is inflicted with this horrible virus and it’s too bad,” he added, lamenting how the U.S economy was healthy “just a few weeks ago.”
Trump Told Governors to Buy Own Virus Supplies, Then Outbid Them
By Jordan Fabian
March 19, 2020, 4:42 PM EDT
President Donald Trump’s directive for governors to buy their own medical supplies to fight the coronavirus has run into a big problem — the federal government.
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker told Trump during a video conference on Thursday that his state three times lost out to the federal government on purchases of critical supplies, creating an awkward moment during the made-for-TV event at Federal Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Washington.
“I’ve got a feeling that if someone has the chance to sell to you and to sell to me, I am going to lose on every one of those,” a sheepish-sounding Baker told Trump, who chuckled at the remark.
‘Gross misjudgment’: Experts say Trump’s decision to disband pandemic team hindered coronavirus response
Deirdre Shesgreen - Foreign Affairs reporter for USA TODAY
March 18, 2020, 10:18 AM EDT
WASHINGTON—In May 2018, President Donald Trump’s biodefense preparedness adviser warned that a flu pandemic was the country’s No. 1 health security threat, and the U.S. was not prepared.
“We know that it cannot be stopped at the border,” Luciana Borio, director of medical and biodefense preparedness at the National Security Council, said at a symposium that day. Borio left the Trump administration in 2019. Other high-level global health experts headed for the exits even earlier, after the White House dismantled the National Security Council’s global health security office.
The demise of that elite team is now under scrutiny as the Trump administration struggles to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump bristled when asked about his decision to disband the office at a news conference in the Rose Garden on Friday.
“I just think it’s a nasty question,” the president responded. “And when you say ‘me,’ I didn’t do it. … I don’t know anything about it.”