The first reported case in the US was on January 21, 2020 and the first reported death was February 26 (later revised to February 6 after an April autopsy).
Trump declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020.
Trump assured Americans on April 27,2020 that the death toll might not be more than 50,000.
Trump was forced to increase his death toll estimate from
On May 15, 2020, Trump rolled out his latest excuse for doing nothing while the coronavirus spread across the United States, infecting at least 1.5 million Americans:
Obama Didn't Leave Me Enough Instructions
Also, the previous president did not put his pandemic instructions in a binder, so what other choice did Trump have but to ignore it?
I know we get sucked into this nonsense, but just appreciate Trump’s best defense to bungling his test of leadership is 3 years into his presidency, Obama didn’t leave him enough instructions. https://t.co/hvsesZTAmE— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 15, 2020
And, we're starving now because that guy who sold me the house 3 1/2 years ago didn't leave food in the refrigerator.— Private Joker (@HowardCamerik) May 15, 2020
2016: We can do it better than the black guy!— H🐝IC (@b_tay) May 15, 2020
2020: The black guy didn't show us how to do it!
"I alone can fix it."— Evie 🇺🇸🇨🇦 (@EvelynMarson) May 15, 2020
“We reject every piece of advice from Obama and also there wasn’t enough of it.”— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 15, 2020
I'm reminded of this nonsense: Paperclip gate https://t.co/2BwTJ52Wu0— Zachary Pleat (@zpleat) May 15, 2020
It's even worse than that. The pandemic response people ran a tabletop exercise in 2018 (yes, under Trump) that revealed all of the problems we're having now & recommended fixes. Trump did nothing. Well, no, he made things worse. Now he's put Jared in charge of grifting from it.— Jerry Alexandratos (@JNAlexandratos) May 15, 2020
I wish someone had asked how, if the cupboard was so bare, we were able to ship 17 tons of it to China in Feb (per state Dept website and Pompeo’s very own tweet).— JMDipiazza (@JMDipiazza) May 15, 2020
Also, who had "School Supplies" on their pandemic bingo card?— Meg Ⓡⓘⓒⓗⓐⓡⓓⓢⓞⓝ (@revdrmeg) May 15, 2020
Lest we forget... https://t.co/vbIfyIJ0Ks— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 15, 2020