The person who had held out the false promise of a warm-weather reprieve, again and again, was Trump.
So why, for the first three years of his presidency, did Trump do nothing about it?
In March, at a Fox News town hall, Bret Baier asked Trump why he hadn’t updated the test production system.
He lauded Xi and said previous American presidents, not Xi, were at fault for past troubles between the two countries.
Three days later, Alex Azar, Trump’s secretary of health and human services, phoned him with an update on the spread of the novel coronavirus.
… We’re creating trouble for the fake news to come along and say, ‘Oh, we have more cases.’ ” — Trump, July 17. »