In Heather Cox Richardson’s latest newsletter (2/14/20), she quotes one of Trump’s recent tweets related to the coronavirus. It truly and totally pinpoints not his concern for the health of the American people, but his personal interest, concern, involvement in, and anxiety about … the state of the Stock Market!
“The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”
As Heather points out, it appears the only reason he has even acknowledged the crisis is because of its growing impact on the economy which, as we all know, is a VERY important part of his re-election campaign.
As most intelligent people recognize, the coronavirus outbreak and spread is becoming a very real concern to the entire world. The geographical location of the United States has provided us somewhat of a buffer, but the state of world travel in today’s climate is bringing it closer and closer to our personal doorsteps.
And yet … to Trump, it’s all about the Stock Market!