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Historian: Trump best to handle virus
crisis, 'born for this moment'

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Posted By: Imright, 3/31/2020 11:31:04 AM

It’s been just shy of three months since the administration took its first action to fight off the coronavirus spread, and historians are already sizing up President Trump’s leadership.Most have focused on what they view as his “offensive” use of the term “China virus.”But author, historian, and former presidential adviser Doug Wead, who has followed every president since Gerald R. Ford, has been doing a back-of-the-envelope comparison of how the seven most recent presidents would have handled the crisis — and if they would have been successful.The current fight favors a president quick to decide, willing to

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 3/31/2020 11:40:59 AM (No. 363943)
A really well reasoned, and even handed article. Clearly he is a historian without a lot of political baggage warping his mind. I think he is pretty accurate in his assessments of these Presidents, even Clinton, who I am no fan of at all. Should be a MUST READ.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 3/31/2020 11:41:51 AM (No. 363945)
This one is worth sending to your friends who might have a few traces of an open mind left about Trump but might not be on board with him.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/31/2020 11:43:06 AM (No. 363947)
Well articulated, Mr. Bedard.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/31/2020 11:49:59 AM (No. 363956)
And by the way, from the article - "He was born for this moment." MAGA/KAG Trump/Pence 2020
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Reply 5 - Posted by: LesUNo 3/31/2020 12:31:32 PM (No. 364005)
Excellent historical perspective. No surprises and definitely one to pass on to the less informed.
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