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22nd May 2020

Would Obama handle coronavirus better than Trump?

Oli Dugmore

How would a different president handle the crisis?

Donald Trump has always promoted himself as the president you want to have presiding over your country during a crisis. He has that crisis now in the form of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s not going well.

The United States has the most cases and deaths attributed to Covid-19, despite months of warning during which Trump downplayed the danger of the virus and repeatedly insisted that it would be gone by April.

Essentially, the pandemic has exposed Trump’s inadequacy for the role of leader of the free world. But how would another president handle this situation?