Lhe January 10, 2010, Barack Obama took offthis in the White House rose garden framed by his two predecessors, the Republican George W. Bush and the Democrat Bill Clinton. " In the most dramatic moments, in our country and in the world, the Americans have always come together ", He says. A few days earlier, an earthquake devastated Haiti, and the two former presidents are mobilized to respond to the emergency.
On March 22, as the coronavirus pandemic began to hit the United States, Donald Trump was asked if he had sought advice from those who preceded him. The president immediately replied that he did not need it. " I think we are doing an extraordinary job ", He assured.
Above all, the president has ruled out the idea of addressing people presented as traveling disasters. " If you look at let's say, the H1N1 [in 2009], it was a disaster. It was a difficult time for our country. And there were so many other things that weren't handled very well, like Katrina "[In 2005], said the president.
Press conferences that focus on Trump
As the days went by, the daily briefings he organized found a wobbly cruising rhythm. Donald Trump begins by reading the notes prepared by his services, which generally give a presidential varnish to his management of the health crisis, then he takes advantage of questions from the press to indulge in endless digressions during which he puts into practice the maxim of its first campaign director, Corey Lewandowski, " let Trump be Trump "
Its audience, however, is not today made up of white-hot worshipers who populated its meetings before the Covid-19 hit. It is a country of fear of death and fear of recession. Of a country which, like many others, will certainly blame its leaders, when a lull arises, for having done too little, too late. From a country that wants to hear a president, not "Trump," and who is far more satisfied with the work of governors and health experts than the tenant of the White House.
The Wall street journal is annoyed by these press conferences officially dedicated to the virus but which revolve quickly, on the initiative of the president, around his person and only her. Crisis " is not an impeachment, and the Covid-19 is not [Adam] Sneaky schiff "Railed the business daily on April 8, taking up a nickname attributed by Donald Trump to the Democratic linchpin of the President's indictment, it has been like forever.