Trump bears direct responsibility for America’s unpreparedness and failed response to the epidemic. Since Trump came into office, he has systematically taken apart our protective public health system. The pandemic unit at the National Security Council was dismantled in 2018 under his watch. Trump slashed the epidemic control teams in 39 countries, including China. Read more.
And, when the epidemic hit, Trump ignored it, downplayed it, and made repeated false claims. Read more.