Remember when the administration running the United States displayed strong leadership and a sense of decisiveness? Yeah, neither do I. The Trump administrations response to the coronavirus pandemic has been nothing short of a disaster and lets face it, it’s hardly surprising.
The facts are hard to argue with and Trumps late response to the virus coupled with a slew of ridiculous statements about how to treat it has left the world baffled. In yet another display of indecisiveness, Trump has announced that the coronavirus task force will in fact not be disbanding and will now continue ‘indefinitely’ to focus on vaccines.
On Tuesday, both Trump and his vice president Mike Pence, who happens to lead the task force, told reporters that the group will be wound down within weeks, with the president backing that statement up, saying “Mike Pence and the task force have done a great job, but we’re now looking at a little bit of a different form and that form is safety and opening and we’ll have a different group probably set up for that.”
Just a day later however, the president has changed his tune. In yet another tweet storm, the president clarified that the task force may “add or subtract people” but will remain in place.
At this point, you’d be forgiven for thinking that any average joe could do a better job at handling this crisis than Trump. It’s bad enough that the administration was late to respond to it, but to be this indecisive this far into the pandemic? That’s just bad leadership.
To date, 1,252,430 Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus, with 73,791 deaths.