Joe Biden: Trump is worst possible leader to deal with coronavirus outbreak

Joe Biden: Trump is worst possible leader to deal with coronavirus outbreak
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[Ed. – You gotta love Gramps’s reasoning here. Because Trump rightly criticized his boss for his ‘humanity’ to carriers of the virus in Africa — a move that could have had disastrous consequences —Trump is unfit to deal with the current crisis.]

The possibility of a pandemic is a challenge Donald Trump is unqualified to handle as president. I remember how Trump sought to stoke fear and stigma during the 2014 Ebola epidemic. He called President Barack Obama a “dope” and “incompetent” and railed against the evidence-based response our administration put in place — which quelled the crisis and saved hundreds of thousands of lives — in favor of reactionary travel bans that would only have made things worse. He advocated abandoning exposed and infected American citizens rather than bringing them home for treatment.

Trump’s demonstrated failures of judgment and his repeated rejection of science make him the worst possible person to lead our country through a global health challenge.

The outbreak of a new coronavirus, which has already infected more than 2,700 people and killed over 80 in China, will get worse before it gets better.

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