Poll reveals Americans disapprove of Trump coronavirus response
18 states in Covid red zone
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Americans are taking notice that the president doesn’t seem to be paying attention during the coronavirus crisis.
A new Washington Post–ABC poll shows 60% of Americans disapprove of Trump’s response to coronavirus while only 38% approve.
And nearly 2/3 now say they don’t really trust what he says about the pandemic.
Right now poll numbers show Doctor Anthony Fauci is more trusted than the president when it comes to the pandemic.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says Trump’s poll numbers are likely down because he’s not holding daily briefings anymore.
Trump appears to have moved on, holding events that aren’t even related to the virus and sticking to topics that score points with his base.
He ended this week without holding a single event dedicated to coronavirus as cases are soaring around the US.
Instead he held a roundtable discussion on law enforcement Monday, visited Atlanta Wednesday but not the CDC and then talked about deregulation on Friday where he briefly mentioned the pandemic.
Trump stopped taking questions from reporters in the briefing room after he suggested that disinfectants like bleach could be used to treat Covid 19.
Lately he has focused on urging schools to reopen.
Some sources say his insistence on reopening schools is a tactic to win back the support of suburban women.