The Washington Post - The 5-Minute Fix: Everything and everyone Trump is blaming for coronavirus
As President Trump acknowledges 100,000 to 200,000 Americans could die of coronavirus, he’s not acknowledging responsibility for his administration’s sluggish response to it, even though they were warned weeks in advance it was coming to the United States.
He’s cast blame elsewhere instead, even once saying: “I don’t take responsibility at all."
That was in response to a question about the administration’s slow rollout of coronavirus tests, but based on who he's blaming, it could be extrapolated to how he feels about the entire response.
Among the people and places he’s blamed: [headings only]
- China - For not doing enough to slow the spread of coronavirus.
- Past presidents - For not building up the national stockpile of medical equipment.
- Governors - For ventilator shortages.
- Hospitals - For ventilator and mask shortages.