/Washington Post Sums Up Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Failings With Scorching Analogy

Washington Post Sums Up Donald Trump’s Coronavirus Failings With Scorching Analogy

In a column published Thursday, the newspaper’s board said the United States is “reeling from an absence of leadership” by Trump and his administration.

“As the house burns, Mr. Trump is standing on the front lawn, boasting of success, denying responsibility, ordering others to grab the garden hose and promising that everything will be back to normal soon,” the board wrote, warning: “His fecklessness is costing the country dearly.”

It expressed significant doubt about whether Trump was up to the job, however, given how the president has essentially “passed responsibility to the governors, is now urging them to reopen too soon, risking more infections, more death and still more economic loss.”

“The nation’s economic implosion demands action, but the correct response is to reopen in a way that is sustainable and does not cost thousands of additional lives,” the board concluded. “Mr. Trump not only does not know how to get there, but he also appears unwilling to seriously tackle the problem. We may soon see terrible consequences from his abdication.” 

A HuffPost Guide To Coronavirus

A HuffPost Guide To Coronavirus