Compare President Trump’s response and nearly daily briefings to the “lead from behind” Obama who went nearly a year before any press conferences. Free testing and now drive through testing in a lot of places compared to the H1N1. I was never tested for the H1N1 and I doubt if any Baytown Sun readers were either. There were 60 million Americans infected with swine flu. Eighty five percent of people infected with the coronavirus have recovered with most not even seeing a doctor.  Maybe Frank Butcher can get back with me when half of the 13,0000 people who died under Obama with H1N1 and we can discuss further. Until then I’m going to have my Corona beer and maybe it will make me immune to COVID-19.

Raymond Martin

Mont Belvieu

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Frank

N/A, once again you prove my points. First, your obsession with Obama is just crazy. Have you ever made a post without referring to him? Attacking Obama is NOT a defense of Trump. I wonder why it is so hard for you to get that. Second, and perhaps the most telling, is that you are unable to defend Trump's actions with any facts. It takes incredible arrogance to be medically untrained and yet think you know more than the professionals. Science or superstition, facts or opinions, you need to decide.

Frank

Trump's response to the coronavirus (his words):

January 22: “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

February 2: “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

February 24: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

February 25: “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

February 25: “I think that's a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

February 26: “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

February 26: “We're going very substantially down, not up.”

February 27: “One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

February 28: “We're ordering a lot of supplies. We're ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn't be ordering unless it was something like this. But we're ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

March 2: “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don't think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?”

March 2: “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

March 4: “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

March 5: “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

March 5: “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

March 6: “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

March 6: “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

March 6: “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

March 6: “I don't need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn't our fault.”

March 8: “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”

March 9: “This blindsided the world.”

March 9: "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant.”

March 10: "It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away."

March 13: National Emergency Declaration

rmartin

Hey No/Life, compare Trump's response to Clown Obama and tell me who is a leader and who is a clown. Trumps approval for handling this is 60%. You lose again....

baytownbert

Just like 9-11 this is a storm no one saw coming and response by the Trump Administration has been nothing short of a miracle. 4 more years of Trump and swamp drainage! The Democrats have proven they have no plan except disrupting anything the Trump Administration attempts to float. The Democrats only plan is to stay in power, even if it totally tanks the USA.

rmartin

Amen Bert. Can you imagine Obama having daily news briefings/updates? He could not function without a teleprompter. When off he went to mumbling like sleepy, crooked Joe Biden the great democrat hope....

Alan H

For sure Obama wouldn't lie about a pandemic and call it a hoax created by do-nothing Republicans. Trump's overall approval ratings are high 40's and Biden is beating him in every poll, even Fox News polls. And how could Trump drain the swamp when he is THE Swamp Monster? Simply put, lyin' Trump will never be reelected because most Americans don't like liars, or people who support liars. Stay safe everyone.

baytownbert

I would be embarrassed to tell anyone I voted for Joe Biden. I'm embarrassed he is an American politician. I'm embarrassed to think any logically-minded voter would embrace the failing Democratic platform. I haven't seen evidence of reasoning or logic by anyone trying to defend the Democratic vision. Their whole plan is one of tearing down the Republic party and the Trump administration in particular while ignoring the needs of the American people. They have to tear down everything Trump has accomplished in order to regain their grip on the necks of their voters. The truth is the Democratic Party is finished. Pelosi is desperate and has lost control of her party. Its obvious to all who have open eyes, not clouded by socialist propaganda.

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