Thanks Otis. I meant to post those in here. Yes, Trump along with the majority of Americans including me did not foresee this virus as being as serious as it is. However, him blocking travel from China right away was tremendous and prevented this from spreading rapidly in the U.S. and saved lives.
He did not call the virus a hoax. Full stop. He called the media politicizing it a hoax.
Many of you in here have spoken highly of Dr. Fauchi and Trump has relied on these medical experts. Having daily task force press conferences has been great and show they are on top of it. Being optimistic and saying Easter doesn't mean he will open everything up as normal on Easter. He will rely on medical experts.
We can't continue this path of shutting down the economy for very long or it will cause more death than the virus. I don't envy the decisions Trump will have to make going forward but he has a track record of great decisions and policies so I place full trust in him. He has been an outstanding President.