Donald Trump has flipped the table on Democrats by meeting the public health challenge by “flattening the curve,” writes Conrad Black in American Greatness.
From the Democrat chorus and its media lackeys, the refrain has been the same: it’s Trump’s fault not to have foreseen “the greatest pandemic scare in a century, and not to know that previous administrations had left him a public health system little prepared to deal with it.”
Trump’s Art of the Deal
Trump made up for the shortcomings of his predecessors very quickly, sent giant hospital ships to Los Angeles and New York, and had the Army Corps of Engineers turn the Javits Center in New York into a 2,500-bed emergency hospital in less than a week.
The president is also meeting the economic challenges with “an imaginative economic package and now with a scientifically economic validated restart,” continues Mr. Black.
There has never been any option but to stop the virus’s momentum, shelter the immune-challenged as thoroughly as possible, and go cautiously back to work as generally as possible, while assuring access for those who need them most, to useful therapies.
Hydroxychloroquine (which the anti-Trump media has ignored because it might be a useful antidote and the president mentions it), and injections of antibodies provided by the scores of thousands of known survivors of the virus are but two of these being developed.
Democrats’ Biggest Achievement? Sandbagging Bernie Sanders
The Democrats—in a year when they can’t do anything right except sandbag Bernie Sanders, when they defended the infamous Chinese performance for a long time, and upheld the corrupt leadership of the World Health Organization—are still calling for Americans to hide like moles, whatever the financial hardship and the danger of starvation, severe economic loss, and public demoralization.
How Dare Trump?
Probably because of his gaucheries (such as reading the media an extensive supportive excerpt from an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday), Trump’s enemies have not figured out how cunning he is, because he doesn’t, at first, seem cunning. In 10 weeks, with the inadvertent collaboration of his enemies, he has turned the political aspect of this crisis almost completely around, and is tweeting Democratic governors calling for their states to be “liberated.”