Washington Post: Trumps television address exposed his failure to respond to the epidemic

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 Washington Post: Trumps television address exposed his failure to respond to the epidemic


The presidents speech broadcast in prime time on American TV was supposed to be the most polished speech, but trump decided to improvise - his mistakes triggered the collapse of financial markets, caused the panic of overseas travelers, and revealed his failure in coping with the coronavirus to his critics very clearly.

Even himself, who seems to be allergic to misidentification, feels hes screwed up: when he announces travel restrictions on Europe, he mistakenly includes goods and trade. When trump finished his speech, he immediately acknowledged it to the people in the presidents office, confirmed a senior White House official and another person verified by the Washington Post.

Four other officials confirmed that Jared Kushner, Trumps son-in-law and senior adviser, who is responsible for some of Trumps governments response to the new crown virus, assured trump that the misrepresentation would be corrected. Trump also told people to make sure other countries believe trade will not be affected, and even sent a tweet to clarify: restrictions only limit people, not goods.

Trumps 10 minute speech reflects not only how he is coping with the epidemic, but also, to some extent, how he is becoming president. He was full of mistakes, racism and xenophobia, but he lacked compassion and blindly boasted about how wise his decisions were and how great the country he led.

With every word trump said, Dow futures fell in real time, indicating investors lack of confidence in his ability to cope with the new crown crisis and foreshadowing a sharp drop after the opening of the next day.

Ben Rhodes, a former White House senior aide who helped former President Barack Obama write speeches and deal with his repeated crisis PR efforts, predicted that Trumps 10 minute speech in the Oval Office was a moment that people will later associate with Trumps failure in the biggest test of his presidency.

We should make this a representative moment for Trumps presidency, because it raises greater concerns about Trump - he cant do it without lying, he doesnt value expertise, he doesnt value the presidency enough. Rhodes said.

After Trumps speech, his Republican allies praised his brilliant speech, decisive action and unique power on television and social media.

But inside the White House, it was privately felt that trump had failed to achieve his primary goal of appeasing the nation with the speech, which was disappointing and far from his best performance.

Trumps speech also lacked substantive information on other topics. Trump did not provide citizens with any up-to-date information on the spread of the virus, the availability of testing tools and results.

Public health experts say testing citizens is crucial to identifying new cases and limiting transmission, but the United States still lacks testing reagents after weeks of government failures. Trump talks about it in just two short sentences, vaguely saying: testing and testing capabilities are expanding rapidly every day. We are moving very fast.

Julian Zelizer

Its shocking, said Julian Zelizer, a presidential historian at Princeton University. People are scared. They want to see leaders with leadership. After receiving this information, to some extent, the situation in the United States can only get worse.

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The speech itself was rushed. A few weeks after downplaying the threat of the new coronavirus to the United States, trump remains reluctant to acknowledge the magnitude of the crisis he faces. But with the free fall of the market, trump temporarily decided to give a televised speech that night, according to government officials. This surprised the staff, quickly coordinated the TV broadcast time, dealt with the process issues, and prepared his speech.

The speech was mainly written by Kushner and Stephen Miller, senior policy adviser, and the text was adjusted until the speech was released, people familiar with the situation said. People familiar with the situation said that the final speech was still not confirmed 30 minutes before the live broadcast. Other officials said no senior health experts reviewed the speech.

Some officials are unhappy with the timing of Trumps speech, saying it could be released earlier because it is clear that the virus is heading for a global pandemic. The World Health Organization has long pointed out that.