Trump did nothing of the sort with lockdowns.rayden83 wrote: ↑November 9, 2020, 6:35 pmlol: The WHO did recommend against lock downs other than for the purpose of getting their houses in order, building testing capacity and stocking hospitals with masks and equipment, which Trump achieved during the initial lockdowns in March / April. The idea of locking down to suppress , contain and/or eradicating the virus is not endorsed by WHO, so the opposite to locking down is opening up which is exactly the path Trump has tried to take to mitigate against a mental health and economic crisis. In fact the jobless rate is approaching normal levels and the USA experienced its faster ever quarterly GPD growth rate, thanks to Trump.Seiffert82 wrote: ↑November 9, 2020, 4:52 pmRayden, Trump did NOT provide "millions" of ventilators to hospitals in the US. The US don't have millions of ventilators and there is no credible reports indicating that the president did anything of the sort.
The WHO most certainly have NOT recommended against lockdowns. They have indicated that lockdowns ALONE won't stop the spread, and they have also acknowledged that poor countries must consider the economic impacts of locking down when the lives of vulnerable people are hanging in the balance.
Comparing the US response to COVID with the some of the worst examples across the globe does nothing to support the Trump administration's reaction to the virus. He will always be remembered for his suggestion to "inject patients with disinfectant" or bombard them with "tremendous amounts of light" as a treatment for the virus. He will also ultimately be remembered for organising re-election rallies which directly resulted in hundreds of people dying as a result of contracting the virus. He encouraged people to rebel against lockdowns and ridiculed those who attempted to control the virus by wearing masks etc. I'll leave it up to you to decide whether that response was befitting a president.
As a global superpower, the USA's response to COVID has been slow, disorganised, confusing and has ultimately lost Trump the election. He was on track to win the thing until the virus came and exposed his lack of leadership and sophistication in handling a complex problem which had economic, health, social and political implications. He ultimately couldn't convince the majority of people that the virus would magically disappear. He surrounded himself with yes men and idiots and as a result he ultimately got what he deserved.
As for the rallies, I find it preposterous that people like yourself excoriate Trump and his supporters for holding rallies while remaining totally silent on BLM protests that literally swept the world, and then excruciatingly attempting to justify it with obscene platitudes like “racism is also a pandemic”. If hundreds of people died as a result of the rallies then you would have to deduce that tens of thousands have died as a result of the protests, and that would be blood on the hands of Fauci, the Democrats and the mainstream media who egged the protestors on. Not that they care. And now despite all the hysteria about Trump’s rallies and lack of social distancing we have literally millions of Biden supporters pouring onto the streets basically grinding on each other, and Biden and his mass media entourage seem to have suddenly forgotten about covid. The hypocrisy is palpable.
At the end of the day this all about optics rather than Trump’s management of the virus. The cases were growing, then Floyd happened, and the Democrats did an amazing number on the American people whipping up fake covid hysteria and then blending it with an even faker systemic racism storm to present a 2020 election narrative to the American people that the President mismanaged Covid “costing 200,000 lives” and was a “white supremacist”, to be marketed by a bloodthirsty media in collaboration with tech social media platforms to ensure this message was repeated ad nauseum until the election. So despite not bungling the covid response what he did bungle was the PR side of things, failing to clearly articulate the governments strategy, instead crapping on about vaccines and fake treatments and closing the border to china when he should have focused purely on the economy.
Trump promoted Republican rallies. I was not aware that the BLM protests were engineered by the left or the Democratic party. I was under the impression it was a social movement driven by people opposed to racism. You have drawn the link to that and left wing politics. Sorry, I didn't really follow how social media (by definition driven by absolutely anyone with an internet connection) has somehow been engineered against Trump. Not sure what Fauci has to do with racism or this 'fake' storm which was magically whipped up out of nowhere against the President. I'm also not aware of Biden or the Democratic party actively encouraging supporters grinding in celebration on the streets.
You're now just regurgitating the rhetoric of the last 4 years.
Trump was hoping to ride the wave of the global economic cycle clawing the country out of recession. Things were looking good for him until he hit a hurdle he couldn't talk his way out of. As a result, the county is peaking COVID cases, the economy is tanking yet again, domestic race relations are at an all-time low, international relations with the EU and China are ****, the country is divided across rural and urban communities, the middle east has greater access to US military capabilities, and the loud ****heads with guns have even more reason to be loud ****heads.
By any measure he has been a failure.
He did cut company tax though.