“We’ve been working very hard on this. We’ve made tremendous progress,” Trump said. “When you compare what we’ve done to other areas of the world, it’s pretty incredible.”-DJT
One month ago today, (March 13, 2020) Trump declared a national emergency.
In a Rose Garden address, flanked by leaders from giant retailers and medical testing companies, he promised a mobilization of public and private resources to attack the coronavirus.
But few of those promises have come to pass.
- Drive-through testing largely nonexistent at retail partners.
- Home testing promised, but not implemented.
- No screening website to facilitate drive-through testing.
- The president’s federal agency promises:
- Promised to waive interest on student loans: Happened.
- Pledged to waive regulations and laws to give medical providers flexibility to respond to the healthcare crisis. Did not happen; this is a state issue that Trump has no control over.
- Failure in public-private partnerships:
- “I don’t take responsibility at all.”