Monday, June 01, 2020
"He's been over coronavirus for a long time," said one veteran Trump adviser who described the president as focused instead on his desire to have "a fistfight" with former vice president Joe Biden, his presumptive Democratic opponent.
"What we have is a completely disjointed national response," said retired rear admiral Kenneth Bernard, an epidemiologist who led the National Security Council's biodefense and health security office in the George W. Bush and Clinton administrations. "We have to open the economy, but there seems to be no central leadership on that."
"I don't understand how someone can take the responsibility of being leader of the most powerful nation in the world and then decide, Nah, that's not really my responsibility anymore, we'll leave that to other people and I have other things I'd rather do,' " Bernard added.
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