Ask yourself some questions: Is President Trump downplaying the COVID-19 virus to protect us or to protect himself?  Did he exempt the UK from the travel ban to protect us or his golf courses? Is he more concerned about the working people of America or the stock market?

We need leadership to slow the pandemic, not lies. Trump is morally, mentally, and emotionally unfit to be our leader.

Jeff Donovan, Whispering Pines

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Melissa Swarbrick

Is Mr. Donovan going to run for President? I hope not.

Richard Wright

I am sure Jeff can tell us just what President Trump should have done faster and better.

Conrad Meyer

Poor Jeff. Please scream at the sky at night, you will feel much better.

Peyton Cook

President Trump had a great life before he decided to run for President. He did not need to run, but he decided that the nation was going in the wrong direction under President Obama would continue to do so with Hillary Clinton as the Democrat nominee. He gave up a life he loved to, as he said, “save America”. He has attempted to do so by keeping his campaign promises. He has had some success despite the efforts of Democrat attempts to keep him from becoming President. After he was elected they attempted to both sabotage his efforts and to remove him from office. He is still standing. His goal is to help all citizens to prosper, even those like Mr. Donovan.

Ric Mayle

Mr. Donovan needs to engage his brain before writing an article like this one. He gives us his opinions without one shred of facts. I doubt this multi billionaire is worried about his golf courses not being open. He already knows no one will attend. Also I do believe he is concerned about the average person. He just passed federal relief for working people to help them through these times. Wasn't he the President who stopped flights to the U S from Asia in order to help control the problem? Yeah I thinks so. And lastly, you state Trump is morally, mentally and emotionally unfit. Is that a fact or simply your opinion? Now I understand the saying "Ignorance is bliss."

Mark Hayes

I'm trying to locate the information that would provide me with the pandemic preparedness plan introduced by long term Senators Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, (BEFORE NOW) . Each Democratic Presidential candidates, joining in criticism of Trump, yet both have been in positions that would have, could have, provided them the opportunity for decades to introduce a plan for a pandemic situation. Joe Biden was the Vice President, surely he was aware of the possibility of this happening, so what was his and President Obama's plan in the event this became a reality ? Bernie Sanders has been another critic, yet his name is not showing up on any proposed readiness plans. As we free-fall into the unknown there is a possibility that no one could have prepared us for this, so why use it for political fodder ?

Ric Mayle

You make great points!

Jim Davis

So Mr. Donovan asked three questions and then made statement without any substantiation....sounds like Trump Derangement Syndrome, not COVID-19

Barbara Misiaszek

Some questions are rhetorical.

John Misiaszek

Kent Misegades

TDS is clearly a far greater hazard to one’s health than the Wuhan Bat Flu. Not even Trump’s impending landslide re-election is likely to cure those affected.

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