Donald Trump is the worst attainable president the US can have whereas dealing with a just like the coronavirus pandemic, says Pulitzer winner author Thomas Friedman. Donald Trump is totally dishonest and needs to play each the arsonist and fire-fighter, Thomas Friedman additionally says.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Occasions columnist Thomas Friedman spoke on the last session of India Right now’s E-Conclave Corona Collection
For Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Occasions columnist Thomas Friedman, US President Donald Trump is the “worst attainable” chief the US can have at a time like this when the nation, together with the remainder of the world, is “dealing with the worst attainable disaster” within the type of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“I imagine Trump is the worst attainable president the US can have whereas dealing with the worst attainable disaster,” Thomas Friedman whereas chatting with India Right now TV within the last session of India Right now’s E-Conclave Corona Collection.
Thomas Friedman went on to name Donald Trump a “utterly dishonest” man who “lies as he breathes” and needs to be each an “arsonist and fire-fighter”. Friedman mentioned this whereas speaking concerning the US president’s latest statements on reopening the US financial system.
“On the one hand… he says these are the circumstances underneath which states [in the US] ought to open up, [in] these three phases, [by following] all these tips set by our greatest epidemic consultants… and however… he tweets to his followers to ‘liberate your states and pay no consideration to the directives I simply outlined to the nation’,” Thomas Friedman mentioned.
“He [Trump] is a whole ignoramus relating to science… He’s an completely dishonest and unscrupulous particular person, and he’s the worst attainable man to have as president of the US proper now… We’re cursed by having him…,” Thomas Friedman mentioned.
Whereas talking concerning the novel coronavirus pandemic, Thomas Friedman additionally mentioned that the well being disaster had uncovered the US’s weak spot in public healthcare techniques and in its “cognitive immunity”.
Friedman additionally warned that the present well being pandemic is a “warm-up” for an upcoming local weather change disaster throughout which “herd immunity” is not going to be of any assist. “You can not get herd immunity to local weather change… all you get is countless pounding on the herd…”