Courtesy of The Hill:
Trump told Fox Business that he is optimistic about the economic recovery from the pandemic-induced shutdown, citing recent strong jobs numbers and a bounce back in retail sales.
“We’re headed back in a very strong fashion with a ‘V,'” Trump said, referring to a V-shaped recovery. “And I think we’re going to be very good with the coronavirus. I think that at some point that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.”
Pressed by reporter Blake Burman about if he still believes it will disappear, Trump said he does.
“I do. Yeah, sure. At some point, and I think we’re going to have a vaccine very soon, too,” Trump said.
The president has at various times in recent months said he believes the virus will “disappear,” even as record numbers of cases are reported. Trump first said in late February that the virus will disappear “like a miracle.”
He reiterated in May that he believed the virus “is going to go away [even] without a vaccine.”
Trump’s optimism that coronavirus will vanish on its own is at odds with scientists and public health officials in his own administration who have said people will be living with it for the foreseeable future until there is an effective and widely distributed vaccine. Even then, officials have cautioned, life may not fully return to how it was prior to the pandemic.
I am certainly not the first person to say it, but Donald Trump may literally be the worst person to be leading this country during this pandemic.
We are in a national state of emergency and this dimwit keeps telling everybody that things are getting better and that this is almost over.
It is NOT almost over.
In fact yesterday we topped 50,000 new cases which is the highest number so far.
What is true is that if Trump had done a better job of responding to this pandemic from the very beginning we might be seeing fewer cases and less fatalities just like they are in Europe.
You know, where they have competent leadership.