Trump has tried to talk the virus away with happy talk, magical thinking, and perpetrating a hoax hoax.
How popular is the approach?
In polling taken on June 22-23, “37% of Americans approved of the way Trump has responded to the pandemic … Fifty-eight percent said they disapproved.” That, by the way, would be the Reuters/Ipsos poll. And that would be twenty days ago.
Yesterday saw the release of an ABC News/Ipson poll. The 37 percent approval number had dwindled to 33 percent. The 58 percent disapproval number had risen to 67 percent?
Two thirds of the country have now grasped that Trump is killing them.