Donald Trump has faced nonstop criticism of his handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. Republicans and Democrats alike have spoken out against the lack of preparedness, topped with Trump destroying Obama-era CDC rules that may have prevented the spread of the virus.
Wednesday afternoon, Trump announced he was sitting for an interview with Fox News. Trump warned America via Twitter:
Will be interviewed by @SeanHannity tonight at 9:00 P.M. Eastern on@FoxNews. Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2020
Wednesday afternoon, Trump blamed Obama for the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., claiming that:
“The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing, and we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion. That was a decision we disagreed with. I don’t think we would have made it, but for some reason it was made. But we’ve undone that decision.”
The obsession is real..
According to NY Times:
It was not entirely clear what he was referring to. Health experts and veterans of the government during Mr. Obama’s presidency said they were unaware of any policy or rule changes during the last administration that would have affected the way the Food and Drug Administration approved tests during the current crisis. Moreover, if there were, Mr. Trump did not explain why his administration did not change the rules during its first three years in office.
Trump has continued to deem it safe to attend public events, including his rallies, which begs the question, is the president of the United States endangering the lives of civilians so keep the numbers up at his mindless rallies?
Trump also said it was safe to fly, even though the coronavirus was brought to America via commercial aircraft, according to USA Today.
USA Today reported that:
President Donald Trump sought to reassure travelers that flying on U.S. airlines remains safe despite the spread of the coronavirus as he met Wednesday with executives from the nation’s largest air carriers.
Huddling at the White House with top officials from American Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and others, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were briefed on stepped-up procedures the airlines are taking to ensure aircraft are safe and disinfected.
Trump told Americans:
“Where these people are flying, it’s safe to fly, and large portions of the world it’s very safe to fly. Yes, it’s safe.”