Trump not commanding trust in his reporting on the coronavirus outbreak

Trump not commanding trust in his reporting on the coronavirus outbreak
Administration wears Chinese virus face. Coronavirus press briefing, 18 Mar 2020. PBS video

[Ed. – Granted, some of this is driven by the media’s daily efforts to discredit the president, but maybe he would be wise to do less ‘out loud thinking,’ as Dr. Birx describes it, at the daily briefings.]

A majority of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak, with 60% saying he should be listening to health experts more. In the midst of the crisis, few see the president as a trustworthy source of information on the outbreak.

Approval of how Trump has handled the coronavirus outbreak remains similar to March, with 41% approving of his handling of the situation while 58% disapprove. Republicans remain more supportive than Democrats or independents.

The president’s overall job approval has also remained steady since March, with 42% approving and 57% disapproving.

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Sixty percent think the president should be listening to health experts more dealing with the virus. Ninety-one percent of Democrats, 58% of independents, and 28% of Republicans think he is not listening to health experts enough.

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