Trump’s organization acumen and managing of the COVID pandemic

to the editor Sep. 6, 2020Updated: Sep. 6, 2020 1:45 p.m. Vote by mail Winslow Productions/Getty

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People today say they respect President Donald Trump for his small business acumen so it’s really worth looking at his dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic and asking would I guidance a business enterprise that does this?

In the early levels of the pandemic, Trump was at very best overly optimistic and at worst dangerously dismissive with regards to the looming disaster. “We have it underneath handle. It’s going to be just high-quality,” he said on Jan. 22. Then, on Feb. 10, he informed us it magically “goes absent in April with the heat” and by Feb. 27 he was predicting “One day, it really is like a wonder, it will vanish.” Two times afterwards, on Feb. 29, the initial demise from COVID-19 in the United States was noted.

Some seven months later, even though we’re however waiting for the president’s predictions to arrive true, we keep on being neck deep in the worst public health and fitness and economic crisis of our lives. Consider the examine engine light clicks on in a automobile. The mechanic states, “It is really beneath command, it’s going to magically go absent.” 7 months afterwards, after the motor vehicle has damaged down, would that mechanic nevertheless be utilized? Of training course not. Imagine employing a contractor to take care of a gap in the roof who says “like a wonder, it will disappear.” 7 months later, the leak has come to be a deluge. Would that contractor be named once again? Of training course not.

As prospects, we definitively reject those people who enable us down. As voters, we need to do the same. Sorry, which is just organization.

Galen Heins
Colonie