J. Randall Murphy
It's not that I'm saying Americans don't have a right to be displeased with Trump. Personally, I don't like his style. It's obvious to me that he is his own worst enemy. His gigantic ego, and lack of emotional and political intelligence make him an easy target to manipulate. It also causes blind spots where decision making is concerned. He needs serious help. I imagine people have tried to get through to him, but have found it impossible.The biggest issues were the refusal to recognize the threat, to ramp up testing, and to put in social distancing and other protective measures in a timely fashion.
Remember that the U.S. has, by far, the largest number of infections and deaths, despite having 4.25% of the world's population.
Trump's response has been to blame everyone else rather than do his job. He's even blaming Obama, which is preposterous.
Trump's crew of incompetents do not have any excuse for why things are so much worse in this country. How'd they manage that?
China? Right now, they will win the PR war worldwide because they are trying to move past the early failure to release the details of the infection.
Rather than demonize people, if Trump took a proactive attitude and played the role of empathic world leader guiding us on the path to a proper solution, he'd win lots of hearts and minds — even from his opposition.
Still, that doesn't justify blaming everything about the pandemic on him or twisting everything he says into a smear against him. There are many more variables than Trump. He's a small part of a much bigger picture. Basically, it's not that I think what you're saying is wrong. I just don't think that cherry picking your President's most stupid remarks to persecute him and divide your country during a time of crisis is the smartest approach to take.