Trump Said His Coronavirus Response Has Been a Perfect '10.' Public-Health Experts Say That It's 'Abysmal' and That He Needs to 'Stop Talking.'
President Donald Trump on Monday said he deserves a perfect score on his response to the coronavirus pandemic so far.
“I’d rate it at 10. I think we’ve done a great job,” Trump said at a White House press conference when asked to grade his handling of the crisis up this point on a scale of one to 10.
After weeks of Trump downplaying the threat of the novel coronavirus as it spread, contradicting his own advisers, and misstating the number of US cases and spread anticipated by scientists, public health experts and a presidential historian gave Trump a dismal review as the US begins grappling with a crisis that could affect citizen’s daily life for weeks or months.
“The Trump administration’s response has been abysmal. It’s hard to imagine how they could’ve done it worse,” Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, told Insider.
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