This is a dramatic U-turn from Trump who just a few weeks ago was claiming that the outbreak was a hoax concocted by the Democrats, which he said during a rally in South Carolina at the end of February.
Trump's reversal and blatant arrogance has understandably annoyed a lot of people, especially in a time when people need reassurance and the truth from our leaders.
By the way, this of course is just straight 💩 #smh
Lying is absolutely the last thing our society needs from its… https://t.co/p2VMikEC7f
Trump 2/28: “They tried the impeachment hoax... They tried it over and over. They’d been doing it since you got in.… https://t.co/JMlETWRcLM
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)
The United States has begun to take firmer measures to combat the virus and Trump has considerably changed his tune on the issue, as evident in the above video but is still insistent on calling it 'Chinese-virus.'
At the time of writing the US has 6,362 confirmed coronavirus and 108 deaths since the virus was first reported in the country on January 15.