“Folks, in case you watch the present you realize I criticise Donald Trump loads,” mentioned host Stephen Colbert during Wednesday’s episode of the Late Show. “But with this coronavirus gripping our nation it is made me realise I do not do it sufficient.”
President Donald Trump has been roundly condemned for his glacially gradual response to the coronavirus disaster, which included him downplaying the risk a complete month after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a worldwide emergency. It’s abundantly clear now that the state of affairs was and is way, a lot worse than Trump insisted.
Nevertheless, Trump has by no means one to settle for fault. Instead, he has tried to shift blame by accusing WHO of mismanaging the disaster — even going as far as to announce on Tuesday that the U.S. authorities is pulling funding from the organisation.
This can be a weird and questionable transfer at the most effective of occasions, nevertheless it’s downright nonsensical with the coronavirus pandemic presently engulfing the globe.
“It’s like when your own home is engulfed in flames. First factor you do: burn down the fireplace division,” quipped Colbert.
The coronavirus pandemic has hit the U.S. the toughest, with over 578,000 confirmed circumstances and 23,000 deaths. The nation accounts for over 1 / 4 of all COVID-19 sufferers worldwide.