Julian Zelizer writes that in President Trump’s Oval Office speech on the coronavirus, he finally seemed to acknowledge the severity of the threat posed by the virus, but his words will do little to erase the fact that many citizens don’t have confidence in the President after his administration’s botched responses to the pandemic.
REMINDER: In 2018, Trump fired the entire US pandemic response team.
These were the experts with decades of experience dealing with precisely the kind of situation we are in today.
Trump did not replace them.
He eliminated the positions.https://t.co/ftbQJ57PnL
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 11, 2020
My mom didn't vote for Trump in 2016.
My mom doesn't care for Trump.
My mom just told me she's voting for Trump in 2020.
— Sharyl Attkisson🕵️♂️ (@SharylAttkisson) March 11, 2020