Trump’s response to the coronavirus is another example. First, he downplayed the seriousness and potential effects on America. Second, his public comments characterize the disease as a PR problem and not a public health issue. Third, the CDC has and continues to issue luke-warm statements about the potential impact on the public health. Fourth, Trump instructs the CDC to respond as if the disease is an isolated PR issue.
Trump’s frequent and uninformed utterances attract an increasing number of humorous comments.