Witnessing the Trump administration attempt to handle the COVID-19 pandemic in a tense election year is akin to watching the fall of the Roman Empire, a Canadian mayor has said.
Mike Bradley, the mayor of Sarnia, a city neighboring Michigan known for its petrochemical industry, told The New York Times: "Personally, it's like watching the decline of the Roman Empire."
Bradley's comments were published alongside those of other politicians as well as experts from around the world concerned by the situation the superpower has found itself in.
The report was published on Friday, the day the U.S. reported its 7 millionth case of COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University.
For months, the U.S. has had the world's worse COVID-19 case and death counts.
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the U.S. in a particularly fraught election year, which has seen the resurgence of Black Lives Matter protests.
Trump told a White House press briefing on Wednesday he would "have to see what happens.". »