Trump’s Administration has been “awful” during this pandemic, McCourt
As per telecoms entrepreneur David McCourt, the management of the covid-19 pandemic in the United States under U.S. President Donald Trump has been “awful”.
The president has been under continuous pressure from various sources suggesting that he has been marking his own victories during his daily coronavirus press briefings and is not focusing on providing more information to the public. He has also been under fire for spreading misinformation about the virus.
CEO and founder of Granahan McCourt Capital, McCourt said that his business has somewhat benefited from policies put on by President Trump but none of those benefits would be “worth the price of his leadership” for the fellow entrepreneurs.
“I just think it has been awful, in my personal opinion, for the country, and for the world. It has not been clear, it hasn’t been backed up by science, he is not consistent, he doesn’t seem to be empathetic,” McCourt told CNBC.
As of today, the United States is the country with the greatest number of covid-19 patients, with more than 965,000 cases confirmed and deaths over 54,806, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
During the Friday’s daily briefing, president trump worked out after tweeting out that there is no. the purpose for conducting this conferences if the reporters are only here to ask “hostile questions” he then went on to cancel both the briefings over the weekend, claiming that it is “not what the time and effort” while it remains unclear whether he will attend the daily briefing on Monday as well.
Trump has always been less generous towards the media and has claimed numerous times the industry to be biased towards him.
McCourt also said that Trump did not sound empathetic doing his briefings “You want to be empathetic to those you are leading … (but) he just doesn’t seem to get it, from my optic anyway. I just think it has been terrible,” McCourt added. Along with him, Bill Gates also recently said that the US lost its chance to tackle the virus soon.