Goober, you have to ask yourself why you're arguing about what Trump did or did not do, when it is abundantly and objectively clear what he did and didn't do, and how his chosen course of action was inadequate in first diagnosing the magnitude of the outbreak, communicating the risks, mitigating the consequences of the outbreak and ensuring that supplies are delivered to where they're needed.
In an earlier post, you quoted Trump bragging about how the JHI rated the US as having the best pandemic preparedness rating amongst the world's nations. That study, which can be seen here
and which dates from October 2019 is of questionable utility. Its ratings is largely based on self-assessments and a catalog of questions that excludes factors of political culture; It rates the UK second after the US, and both of these countries can inarguably be listed amongst the countries with the worst
responses in this crisis, largely due to a failure in the respective governments' senior leadership.
If you were truly interested in truth and accuracy, why did you single out that soundbite? Why did you not scrutinize the statements made? Why did you not do even a cursory reading of the study cited, or even the press releases that accompanied it? Here, I'll quote you something from it!
National health security is fundamentally weak around the world, and no country is fully prepared to handle an epidemic or pandemic, according to the first comprehensive assessment and benchmarking of health security and related capabilities across 195 countries.
The point is, the study (at least in my cursory and decidedly non-expert opinion) was measuring the wrong things. Not unimportant things, definitely not, but it had blind spots that, as it turned out, were pretty important.
It's a curious mixture, isn't it. On the one hand, the media is misleading and bad and must be scrutinized heavily for bias and inaccuracies, but on the other hand, the government is definitely trustworthy and should not be questioned. You citing as evidence talking points prepared by the Donald J Trump For
while in the same breath decrying partisanship and bias is a level of hypocrisy I have seldom seen.
No wait, that's not true. I've seen it every single time a supposedly christian person excuses their liking of Trump despite Trump's decidedly non-christian worldview and morals.
Basically: If the only sources you can find that, in your opinion, are fair to Trump are Trump's PR people and shining examples of human decency like self-admitted rapist Mike Cernovich.... Why isn't that raising any questions for you?