I am not denying he said those things. But honestly what could he have done? What should a leader do... say "yep we are all screwed on this one?".... I dont think so. Like my example of a football coach who's team has 11 players who are all 5 ft tall and 95 lbs. going against the 10 a row state champs who has 50 players and 15 of them going to a D1 football school on scholarship and havent lost a game in 10 years.... does that coaches pregame speech... Well we are doomed and try not to get hurt? NO... he give a rah rah type speech...but plans to do things to mitigate injuries, losing by 100 pts, etc. They say one thing but plan to do mitigate things and move forward. That is what a good leader does.
People talk about the N1H1 and Obama let people die... well maybe he was down playing it so there wasn't panic. Think about it.
Also... please tell me what he could have done different??? Also remember STATES RIGHTS. So if you scream about "masks" and make a national mandate.... look how Biden is back tracking on that because it is coming out about STATES RIGHTS. The social distancing... Trump stated that from day 1. At his rallies they tell people to social distance and what not. But again... people have the right to not listen...PROTESTING... are all these people staying 6ft apart???
Like I have stated.... what more could he have done
Here is a refresher list of what he did do:
1. Ban travel from infected countries
2. Speed up process for getting medicine and a vaccine
3. Speed up production of masks and PPE equipment
4. Speed up production of ventilators
5. Speed up production of Tests
6. Speed up testing
7. All of the "speed" up is he took it out of the hands of the public and let the private sector run with it and cut goverment red tape
8. Ready to sign relief bills that were HELD HOSTAGE BY PELOSI... and still are.
9. Readied the Medical ship to go to places that need help... but it didn't get used
10. Sending FEMA to hotspots that flair back up
11. Talked about social distancing washing hands from the get go
12. Let the govenors decide what is best for their states (STATES RIGHTS)
Things he didn't do:
1. Put infected patients into nursing homes (Govenors did this)
2. Shut down states economies (govenors did this)
3. Mask mandates (govenors did this)
So please tell me what more could Trump or any president have done??? Remember we are not a dictatorship or ruled by a king. We have state rights, small goverment rights, etc. Again I will wait for your reply for what a president could actually do that didn't trample on states rights.
I am not blaming individual states for anything because those govenors did what they thought was best. Some made big mistakes (NY) but they cant blame the decisions they made on the President or the federal goverment. Which many are trying to do.
here is a side kicker that nobody is talking about... not even Trump. Think if he didn't get the private sector in the mix with production of things.... what would our economy look like. It saved jobs, it saved people from losing jobs. think about it... manufacturors who might not have been considered "essental" would have lost jobs if they didn't switch over to making things, shipping things, distributing things.... yeah... think about it.
Yep now look at the people who are coming out talking about the "troops" bombshell and how it is pure BS. There will be more... also remember this woodward is trying to sell BOOKS... we are also not hearing the whole tapes in order for context. We are hearing sound bites... Again this is on all the media.. they are playing what they want you to hear.
Here is a side question: If you dont think the media (all media) is the problem. How come when there is a group of "white" people with guns they are automaticly called a "MALITIA" and a group of "black" people with guns are called a "GANG".... yes this is all media does this... WHY??? do they want to cause racial divide??? before anyone goes off on Trump calling people "thugs"... he isn't calling a race a thug... he is calling ANTIFA and BLM for the tactics they are using... THUGS... it is the whole group...not a race. While the two examples of "malitia" and "gang" is race related by the media. yes CNN does this as well as FOX... all media does this.