Donald Trump is panicking as Coronavirus has started crashing the stock market and many people believe the virus could cause a recession due to disruption to global supply chains. The economy is experiencing major issues and no Americans have died from the virus, so imagine how bad it could get if even one person dies here in the states?
Trump already had little to no chance of being re-elected this year, Coronavirus is just making him and his team realize that. What else explains the fact that last night, at his South Carolina Trumper rally, Trump literally called Coronavirus fake news by calling it a “hoax.”
Trump opened his rally and immediately started talking about Coronavirus and said the “fake news just doesn’t get it,” and said coverage of the virus is “in hysteria mode.” He then blamed Democrats for legitimate concerns over the virus and said, “The Democrats are politicizing the Coronavirus.”
“One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. President they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia. That didn’t work out too well,” Trump explained, as seen in the footage below. “They tried the impeachment hoax. That was on a perfect conversation. They tried anything. They tried it over and over. And this is their new hoax.”
Here?s Trump at his rally tonight in South Carolina dismissing worries about the coronavirus as the ?new hoax? pic.twitter.com/Q58d7dI1cb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 29, 2020
So Trump thinks Coronavirus, that has killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands across the globe, is a hoax? The fact that a Washington state high school student just tested positive for Coronavirus yesterday but has apparently been going to school while infected is a hoax?
Trump needs to believe it’s a “hoax” because if he accepts the reality of the situation, he has to accept that this virus just sealed the deal on his re-election. Trump and his team have been putting all his hopes of getting re-elected on the “great” economy. You’ve probably heard GOP mouth pieces say this at some point in the past 6 months.
But the stock market is crashing and because the virus has hit China the hardest and they basically make everything, global supply chains are having serious issues. It is near certain that we will have a recession. We will recover and be fine, but it is going to destroy Trump’s chances at re-election because his only 2020 campaign message has basically been, “re-elect me because the economy is great and I made it great.”
Trump has completely failed to do anything to fix our broken healthcare system, our broken immigration system, the student loan debt crisis, and bringing the country together. Instead, Trump has mostly focused on lowering taxes for businesses and cutting back regulations to help corporations during his time in office.
This is why for years now, he’s been bragging about the stock market. But Coronavirus just took that away and he’s got nothing left to brag about. His “great” economy, which wasn’t so great for the average American anyway, is gone. So in conclusion, what does he have to show for his 4 years in office? A crashing market, nothing good on healthcare, and other major issues impacting voters. He’s done.