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How Trump let the U.S. fall behind the curve on coronavirus threat

Los Angeles Times, April 19, 2020

April 19, 2020

How Trump let the U.S. fall behind the curve on coronavirus threat

Matthew Beckmann, a UC Irvine political science professor who focuses on the presidency, said Trump’s response to the pandemic reflected not so much his ideology as his overall lack of interest in the nitty-gritty work of running the government and his reliance on a small number of inexperienced people close to him. “The way he runs things is more like a family restaurant,” Beckmann said.