A near-empty Times Square, with a screen displaying messages about Coronavirus, New York City, March 20, 2020 (John Minchillo/AP)
UPDATE, MARCH 23:
I spoke with Monocle 24’s Tom Edwards on Monday morning about the latest Coronavirus developments in the US, including the critical situation over medical supplies, the lack of leadership from Donald Trump, and the Senate discussions on a $1.8 trillion package for support of businesses and direct payments to Americans.
The very best thing that could be done in America right now is that Donald Trump is put into self-isolation while others take the steps that matter.
At a time when some do not lead, when some deceive and rant about the media and political foes, in community and community people are helping neighbors and sacrificing themselves.
It is at that grassroot level that the heroes will be found and that actions will make a difference.
Listen from 12:49:
In our weekly 15-minute Journey Through Trump-Land, I joined talkRADIO’s Alexis Conran and Gloria de Piero to discuss the situation around the spread of Coronavirus, Donald Trump’s incompetence, and the prospects for the US elections in November.
The chat took place as the White House daily briefing was being conducted, so we looked at Trump’s latest false claims on issues such as his purported “wonder drug” cure v. the reality of shortages of tests and medical supplies.
We discuss how the lead has been taken by State and local officials, how the Administration — despite Trump — is trying to catch up, and whether the crisis could lead to a delay in November’s Presidential vote.