Trump and COVID-19

(Impeachment is mentioned only because he claims it’s relevant.)

  • Dec 18th – House Impeaches Trump
  • Jan 8th – First CDC warning
  • Jan 9th – Trump campaign rally
  • Jan 14th – Trump campaign rally
  • Jan 16h – House sends impeachment articles to Senate
  • Jan 18th – Trump golfs
  • Jan 19th – Trump golfs
  • Jan 20th – first case of coronavirus in the US, Washington State.
  • Jan 22nd – “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”
  • Jan 28th – Trump campaign rally
  • Jan 30th – Trump campaign rally
  • Feb 1st – Trump golfs
  • Feb 2nd – “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”
  • Feb 5th – Senate votes to acquit. Then it takes a five-day weekend.
  • Feb 10th – Trump campaign rally
  • Feb 12th – Dow Jones closes at an all-time high of 29,551.42
  • Feb 15h – Trump golfs
  • Feb 19th – Trump campaign rally
  • Feb 20th – Trump campaign rally
  • Feb 21st – Trump campaign rally
  • Feb 24th – “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
  • Feb 25h – “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”
  • Feb 25h – “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”
  • Feb 26th – “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”
  • Feb 26th – “We’re going very substantially down, not up.” Also “This is a flu. This is like a flu”; “Now, you treat this like a flu”; “It’s a little like the regular flu that we have flu shots for. And we’ll essentially have a flu shot for this in a fairly quick manner.”
  • February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
  • Feb 28th – “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”
  • Feb 28th – Trump campaign rally. “This is their new hoax.”
  • March 2nd – “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”
  • March 2nd – “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”
  • March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”
  • March 5th – “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”
  • March 5th – “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”
  • March 6th – “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”
  • March 6th – “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”
  • March 6th – “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”
  • March 6th – “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”
  • March 7th – Trump golfs
  • March 8th – Trump golfs
  • March 8th – “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine-tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”
  • March 9th – “This blindsided the world.”
  • March 13th – [Declared state of emergency]
  • March 17th – “This is a pandemic,” Mr. Trump told reporters. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”
  • March 18th – “It’s not racist at all. No. Not at all. It comes from China. That’s why. It comes from China. I want to be accurate.”
  • March 23th- Dow Jones closes at 18,591.93
  • March 25th – 3.3 million Americans file for unemployment.
  • March 30th – Dow Jones closes at 21,917.16
  • April 2nd – 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment.
  • April 4th – 307,000 cases and over 8400 deaths in the United States.

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