President Donald Trump has consistently underplayed the severity of the coronavirus and its impact on the country over the past few months. And who has comes to his defense? Vice President Mike Pence! Chris Cillizza runs through some of the top moments President Trump has belittled the threat of coronavirus.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Pence seeks to blame CDC and China for any delay in US coronavirus response — not Trump’s initial failure to face reality
Trump uses China as a foil when talking coronavirus, distancing himself from criticism
Trump Defends Closing Borders to Travelers to Fight Coronavirus
April 5 coronavirus news
February 26 coronavirus news
Trump again downplays coronavirus by comparing it to the seasonal flu. It’s not a fair comparison.
FACT CHECK: Trump Compares Coronavirus To The Flu, But It Could Be 10 Times Deadlier
Trump says a nationwide coronavirus stay-home order was discussed – but is ‘pretty unlikely’ for now
Brazilian president’s press secretary tests positive for coronavirus, days after meeting Trump
US coronavirus death toll reaches 61 as cities, states close bars and other venues
The 30 most outrageous lines from Donald Trump’s interview with Sean Hannity
President Trump’s Prime-Time Pandemic
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