In a half-hour interview that aired Monday night, President Donald Trump again showed why the United States’ response to the coronavirus pandemic has been so dire. The trips back and forth with Axios’ Jonathan Swan would be funny, if they didn’t involve real lives. Instead, it’s overwhelming. It’s overwhelming to watch the president sift through printed graphics that somehow turn the American response he presided over as anything other than national humiliation. At one point, when presented with the reality of an uncontrollable number of cases in the United States, Donald Trump, the United States President, conversed with a colorful computer print of a graphic or a painting or something absurd he was holding. “The United States is lowest in … many categories,” he stammered. “We are inferior to the world.”
The interview embodies the denial that causes the country to continually debate the reality of the situation rather than doing something. United States Approaching 5 Million Confirmed Cases; over 150,000 people have died. Last week, the country recorded an average of more than 60,000 new cases every day. By comparison, in Italy, the virus’s first hotspot, 159 new cases of coronavirus were reported on Monday. The UK expressed concern last week over a worrying increase in the number of new cases, which has prompted it to delay some reopening measures and consider reimplementing tighter lockdown controls. It reported 928 new cases in the country on Monday.
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