Beltway Briefing Podcast

President Trump’s Handling Of The Pandemic

August 4, 2020

In a matter of months, the COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped our society and changed our entire way of life. President Trump has said over the weekend that the virus is “under control as much as you can control it” in the U.S., yet infection rates, hospitalizations and deaths have been soaring in recent weeks. So far, more than 152,000 U.S. deaths and more than 4.72 million coronavirus cases have been reported nationwide. The Administration’s response to the pandemic has been criticized for months, as it has failed to produce a coordinated, national strategy to contain the virus and set up national programs for testing and contact tracing. According to a recent poll, nearly two-thirds of Americans disapprove of President Trump’s handling of the pandemic. 91 days before the November election, Public Strategies’ Howard Schweitzer, Mark Alderman, and Jim Schultz discuss President Trump’s response to the worst public-health crisis in a century, which stands to be one of the key issues that will ultimately determine who becomes President-elect on Nov. 3.

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