Poll: Americans Continue to Lose Confidence in What the Government Says About Coronavirus

According to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll, 52 percent of Americans say they’re not very confident or not at all confident in their government’s statements on the novel coronavirus.

Only 37 percent said they are “very” or “somewhat confident” that the Trump administration’s statements on coronavirus are reliable and accurate. Tellingly, 56 percent express “little” or “no confidence in President Donald Trump’s statements on the virus. read more

Al Gore Says Trump’s Coronavirus Response Shows He’s “Engaging in Magical Thinking Again”

Former Vice President Al Gore criticized President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying that reopening the economy will endanger more American lives.

“I think we’re in grave danger,” Gore told Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta during an appearance on CNN. “I have to tell you both. I think that we are seeing the start of a botched reopening. I think that the President appears to be engaging in magical thinking again. And what I mean by that is, you know, a couple of months ago he said one day it’s just going to magically disappear.” read more

Opinion: Most Americans Don’t Want To ‘Reopen’ The Economy The Way Trump Is Moving Us Toward Doing

Americans don’t trust President Donald Trump when it comes to what he says about the coronavirus crisis. 

And why should they? Day after day, he lies to us. Week after week, he makes grandiose promises (“Anybody that wants a test can get a test, that’s what the bottom line is”) then backs away from them and pretends like he never made them later (“I think it’s ridiculous”). read more

Opinion: There’s A Reasonable Explanation For Why Trump’s Approval Numbers Went Up Last Week — And It’s Nothing To Fret About

Trump admits he would commit a felony to win.

The ineptitude and general inability of President Donald Trump to function properly and appropriately in his role as chief executive were known well-before these past few weeks, but the coronavirus crisis has seemed to highlight what we’ve already understood for quite some time: if the United States ever faced a real crisis with Trump still in office, it would be a very, very bad thing. read more

Trump Claiming He Knew Pandemic Was Coming Is Actually Worse — It’s ‘Malpractice’ If True, MSNBC Host Says

President Donald Trump recently shifted gears and said earlier this week that he always knew a coronavirus pandemic was on its way. But while that may be a CYA move by the president in a blatant attempt to make it seem like he’s not failing when it comes to responding to the CODIV-19 outbreak, others noted that it’s, at best, a sign of negligence. read more

Trump Keeps Using Racist Wording To Describe Coronavirus, And Here’s Why

President Donald Trump has used a racist term several times in as many days — three times on Wednesday alone — in place of the name of the current pandemic disease sweeping across the nation.

While the nation struggles to deal with the health and economic fallout from the coronavirus crisis, Trump has made a not-so-veiled attempted to rebrand the name of the disease, calling it the “Chinese Virus” on at least five occasions in the past three days on Twitter, according to the Trump Twitter Archive. read more

Trump’s Euro Travel Ban Brought Thousands To Crowded Airports, Sabotaging Coronavirus Recommendations

Over the weekend, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued out a warning to all Americans, recommending them to stop attending events that had 50 or more participants involved.

However, due to the urgency of President Donald Trump’s proclamation last Wednesday, that he would be banning all travel coming from Europe starting on Friday, tens of thousands of Americans flooded airports across the nation, producing a situation that countered what health experts want to see happen during the coronavirus outbreak. read more