This is an important piece of journalism by Daniel Dale and Tara Subramaniam on CNN, March 22, 2020, beginning:
“Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump began March with a barrage of false claims about the coronavirus pandemic — understating the extent of the crisis, overstating the availability of tests, inaccurately blaming his predecessor and wrongly insisting that the crisis was unforeseen.
“Trump made 50 false claims from March 2 through March 8, then 21 false claims from March 9 through March 15. Of those 71 false claims, 33 were related to the coronavirus….”
And the worst, which probably held back actual progress in combating the virus:
“On March 6, as doctors and health officials around the country were reporting a shortage of coronavirus tests, Trump said, ‘Anybody that wants a test can get a test…'”
Totally false, of course.
The very insightful video editorial by SE Cupp includes the anguished observation: “This is so incredibly unfortunate, this is so incredibly dangerous: that we cannot trust what the president is saying is an awful, inexcusable tragedy.”
Read the full article, follow links and see the video at CNN. Photo: the video editorial compares Trump’s response to crisis to Bush’s and Obama’s