It appears an effort to mask the danger of the coronavirus from the American people may be in play. This could be an attempt to protect Trump’s all-important stock market rally. It has become very apparent that the President values the stock markets’ constant move to newer highs as a reflection that he has done an outstanding job promoting economic growth. This shortsightedness coupled with Trump’s massive ego may have placed his need for self-gratification in front of the welfare of the American people.
Thus far many people in my part of the country are unaware of or under the impression, we have little to fear from this virus. Sadly, most Americans pay little attention to breaking news. How many Americans know of the events unfolding in Wuhan, China? The city of over 12 million people has been on lock-down since January 23rd. This coupled with what appears an attempt to deny or cover up the threat of how easily and rapidly the often deadly coronavirus can spread puts all Americans at future risk.
The President has even gone so far as to praise China’s leader Friday morning in a tweet. This seems to conflict with reports that Washington is especially frustrated with Beijing over the crisis. For the last month, the CDC has been offering to send a team of experts to help China combat the outbreak but the Chinese have refused to accept the help. The President’s tweet can be seen below;
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrumpJust had a long and very good conversation by phone with President Xi of China. He is strong, sharp and powerfully focused on leading the counterattack on the Coronavirus. He feels they are doing very well, even building hospitals in a matter of only days.
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