Sunday, July 19, 2020

What did Donald Trump do today?

Not much.

As Trump's chances of being re-elected grow slimmer, and his handling of the coronavirus crisis becomes ever more unpopular, prominent Republicans are beginning to sever their ties to him. This included two Republican governors who appeared on Sunday morning news programs, Arkansas Asa Hutchinson and Ohio's Mike DeWine.

In a response, a White House press operative said:

Any suggestion that the president is not working around the clock to protect the health and safety of all Americans, lead the whole-of-government response to this pandemic, including expediting vaccine development, and rebuild our economy is utterly false.

Trump, who has repeatedly insisted that he has already solved the problem, played golf for the second day in a row before holding his third campaign rally of the weekend.

Why should I care?

  • It's important that presidents actually do their jobs.