Should Trump run again or resign as U.S. records worst coronavirus death toll in the world with 200,000 Americans dead?

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In normal circumstances, President Donald Trump should have offered his resignation letter a long time ago, rather than run for re-election, with around 200,000 Americans already dead from coronavirus, and revelations by himself that he deliberately downplayed the deadly bug.

Mr. Trump, who admitted, in bombshell tapes, to journalist Bob Woodward, that he deliberately downplayed the coronavirus pandemic so Americans would not ‘panic’, has overseen the worst coronavirus response in the world, with more than 6 million Americans infected with the deadly bug.

The United States has about 5 percent of the world population and roughly 20 percent of all coronavirus fatalities.

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But, rather than focus on the crisis at hand, and prevent more deaths and more economic collapse that has pushed millions of Americans out of work, with many unable to pay rent or feed, and many being evicted, the President of the United States has been trying to change subject by trying to focus on the Supreme Court battle.

However, not everyone is having it. Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, urged the Trump administration to own up to its failures, and admit that even today, there are still many inadequacies to the coronavirus response.

Mr. Gates told Chris Wallace on Sunday that Mr. Trump’s sudden travel ban on China without putting steps in place to test or quarantine the large number of returnees accelerated the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, rather than being the blessing President Trump has touted.

“We created this rush but we did not have the ability to test or quarantine those people,” Gates said.

“The ban probably accelerated that the way it was executed,” Gates said, adding that “even today, people don’t get their results in 24 hours, which is outrageous that we still have that.”

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Based in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America, Simon leads a brilliant team of reporters, freelance journalists, analysts, researchers and contributors from around the world to run TODAY NEWS AFRICA as editor-in-chief. Simon Ateba's journalistic experience spans over 10 years and covers many beats, including business and investment, information technology, politics, diplomacy, human rights, science reporting and much more. Write him: simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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