After reading Anadi Naik’s commentary on May 5, I thought that there were a few pieces missing. I too believe that President Trump and the administration did not have a stellar response to the coronavirus pandemic. But by analyzing his statements it seems the analogy would be that all leaders of the countries of the world have failed since they have all been infected with this deadly disease.

Our country is run by three branches of government. It seems that the legislative branch has not done a lot to help fight this disease except to blame Trump. What were their efforts at the beginning of this pandemic. Hmm, seems like the word impeachment rings a bell. Maybe, just maybe, Trump was busy defending himself against a bogus impeachment process. I am not making excuses, just wondering.

There were some actions being taken by some senators. Richard Burr (R-NC), chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, after a briefing of the coronavirus in January sold off stock that he knew would be affected by the virus. He wasn’t alone in this scheme. Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.), Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) were all doing the same and denying that these trades were related to the impending pandemic. Rep. Susan Davis (D. Calif.) sold all her stock in the travel industry before the outbreak. They and their aides and others saved millions of dollars by taking these heroic actions in the best interest of the American people.

And let’s not forget another big piece in this deadly pandemic, China. They knew the first week of December that this was going to be a disease that was spread by human contact and that there was no known treatment or a way to stop the progression. The World Health Organization denied that this would become a major health issue.

It is time for Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and our other illustrious leaders (?) to quit the blame game and do something for the betterment of the American people. I do believe there is enough blame to be shared by the executive and legislative branches.

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Dwasserba

"Maybe, just maybe, Trump was busy defending himself against a bogus impeachment process. I am not making excuses, just wondering." He was impeached.

Lev928

Our .. YOUR ... President of the United States was acquitted of any and all impeachment charges. Therefore, he was never impeached. Know the Constitution and law before you make false statements. You spew the typical corrupt liberal/democrat ideology.

mrnatural1

Lev,

Both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump were impeached.

Acquittal by the senate does not nullify their impeachment.

"Impeachment in the United States is the process by which a legislature (usually in the form of the lower house) brings charges against a civil officer of government for crimes alleged to have been committed, analogous to the bringing of an indictment by a grand jury."

History books will forever note the fact that both presidents were impeached.

threecents

Brian, Is there any evidence that the stocks selling you mentioned was not done by financial managers of blind trusts? Don't we need the answer to that question to draw conclusions about your accusations?

threecents

You may recall Trump touted hydroxychloroquine (HC), despite Dr. Fauci's public cautions against doing it. The US has since hoarded HC, resulting in worldwide shortages of this drug commonly used to treat several inflammatory disorders and prevent malaria. Now another fairly large studies on hydroxychloroquine has been completed in the US due to pressure from Trump and his minions. This one also shows no benefit from hydroxychloroquine. Actually, in both studies I know of a lot more people went on ventilators and died in the treated groups, which was not surprising to those of us who did a little bit of reading about hydroxychloroquine and Covid-19. Meanwhile, there are plenty of other drugs that look more promising that have not been tested in Covid-19 patients. My question is not why does Trump continue to defy scientists. My question is why do Trump's supporters continue to support his defiance of scientists?

mamlukman

China knew the "first week in December"? Maybe they have a time machine and predict the future.

As for blame, politicians all over the world are to blame. But not ALL politicians. Jacinda in NZ did a terrific job. So did Australia, Singapore, S. Korea, and esp. Taiwan. Germany wasn't quite in that group, but they were much better than most.

Trump and his cronies were oblivious to repeated warnings. THE DAY AFTER Taiwan learned of something fishy going on in Wuhan they sent two doctors there to check it out. They came back and sounded the alarm, which their gov. took seriously. Did no one in the US think to pick up the phone to see what they had found out? AFTER WHO declared an emergency, Trump was off golfing and holding rallies. The US is being hit hardest for a reason--total incompetence.

DickD

The way Trump talks and changes what he says daily it is hard to make any sense out of anything he says. Add to that his constantly lying and tweeting nonsense it makes anyone wonder if he has a mental condition that makes him unfit office of POTUS.

jsklinelga

Everything is blame. We knew what was meant by 'this will be the next "hoax";

And for people who took DJT's words out of context about ingesting disinfectants I have proof he was right. For the past week I have been ingesting a fermented apple byproduct made at home through a distillation process similar to other locally created "sanitizers" and I feel GREAT.

bosco

A good peaty Scotch has been working well at Bosco Manor. It works as an emergency hand sanitizer, it's good for a toothache and snakebite, and when taken internally it's been keeping the Covid at bay. ( anecdotal study only)

olefool

Been drinking WHAT????? Well, that settles that, but it does not fully explain your delusional sense of reality. Go figure...

bosco

Good one. My blessed grandmother had a wee dram every evening and was never sick a day in her life.[ninja]

marinick1

[thumbup]

threecents

Absolutely correct - DJT did not suggest ingesting disinfectants...or strong light for that matter. He suggested injections - of both. If we actually want American exceptionalism, we need to do better at the top.

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