I received President Trump’s Coronavirus guidelines on March 28, two days before they were to expire. I have updated the guidelines to reflect his actual words and conduct since the crisis became a public concern:
- Ignore the advice of public health professionals and doctors;
- Ignore the advice of the intelligence community on the threats posed by the coronavirus and the lack of preparedness by the government;
- Minimize the threat posed to Americans and assure them I have everything under control;
- Don’t utilize available tests, but instead botch a new one so that even today testing is inadequate;
- When finally recognizing the severity of the threat, don’t take effective steps to acquire necessary protective equipment for health care professionals and ventilators for patients;
- Deny such necessary equipment to states headed by Governors who are not sufficiently obsequious such as Andrew Cuomo and that “young woman” from Michigan;
- Just make stuff up, whether it be “alternative facts” (lies) or unproven medical treatments;
- Blame the media, Obama, and Democrats for any shortcomings;
- “I take no responsibility at all”;
- The ONLY PRIORITY is my re-election.
Trump has been making a lot of noise about relaxing his original guidelines to “get America back to work.” This is something that will have to happen at some point, although not in time for there to be the “packed churches” on Easter that he somehow thinks is a good idea. Any such effort should be dependent on adequate testing in concert with the advice of people who know what they are talking about.
The bottom line is: follow the advice of health care professionals and ignore Trump.