Courtesy of Business Insider:
President Donald Trump hasn’t attended a meeting of the White House’s coronavirus task force in five months, and has taken no steps to slow a surge in the disease since losing his reelection bid, The Washington Post reported Sunday.
The president has not attended a coronavirus task force meeting in “at least five months,” a senior official with knowledge of the meetings told the publication. According to the report, Trump is no longer taking an active role in managing the crisis’s response.
The report comes with coronavirus cases again surging again in the US, with the number of new cases hitting a record daily high of 184,521 on Friday, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Deaths are also continuing to increase, with 1,431 new deaths recorded on Friday.
Trump was once a mainstay at the coronavirus task force’s daily briefing, but the daily appearances were abruptly halted after the president suggested injecting disinfectant to ward off the virus in bizarre off the cuff remarks in April.
In recent months the president pledged that no widespread restrictions would be introduced by his administration and has taken an increasingly less active role in federal government measures to fight the crisis.
Considering that when he was more involved Trump constantly spread false information and conspiracy theories it is probably not the worst thing that he is taking a hands-off approach, however, he has also left the White House coronavirus task force in the hands of Dr. “herd immunity” Atlas which effectively means that the inmates are running the asylum now.
I think this means that we are literally on our own until the Biden Administration takes over and puts some grownups in charge.