Donald Trump's mismanagement of the COVID-19 crisis cost the lives of 350,000 Americans
Trump did not direct the United States government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a rational, science-based way. 70% of US cases in the first year should have been avoided. This website exists to document what Trump did wrong, to help ensure that his misbehavior cannot be minimized in the future.
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As of June 2021, the coronavirus pandemic has taken the lives of over 600,000 Americans.

Many deaths were unavoidable, but the majority, perhaps 70%, should never have happened. Thus, the number who died needlessly has exceeded US combat deaths from WW II. The missteps of Donald Trump magnified this serious contagion.

To control an epidemic, its spread must be limited. The sick must be cared for, and masks, personal protective equipment, limits on movement, and social distancing are of critical importance. These standard epidemiological methods were used by many nations to slow or stop the spread of COVID-19.

While a pandemic must be fought by testing for the virus, contact tracing, and isolation when appropriate, Trump's counterproductive leadership spectacularly failed to provide all of the above.

We intend to regularly update our comprehensive timeline.

Here are some other excellent sites that we can highly recommend...

This "Totally Under Control" comic from Insider is readable and factually accurate.

September 14th, 2020

Steven Harper's timelines on Bill Moyers' website are brilliant. Read them all, starting with his interview on radio.

Bill Moyers
August 15th, 2020

Steven Harper, Interview II:
COVID-19, Campaign 2020, and possible chaos on November 3rd.

Radio Parallax
October 29th, 2020

Videos worth watching...

Totally Under Control: official trailer for the new Alex Gibney documentary.

Totally Under Control documentary trailer

Timeline: Trump's Coronavirus Response (great short video).

Now This
May 7th, 2020

The Full Story of Trump and COVID-19 (excellent half-hour video narrated by Jeffrey Wright).

Now This
October 6th, 2020

More valuable info: words from the horse's mouth, a succinct timeline, and the trailer for the #UNFIT documentary...

Trump's statements on why we shouldn't worry about COVID.

Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett's timeline of Trump's coronavirus response.

Lloyd Doggett
September 19th, 2020

The Psychology of Donald Trump: a look at what underlies his actions.

Two articles that examine key aspects of the pandemic...

Great WaPo piece: A powerful argument for wearing a mask, in visual form. (See their diagram of affected states.)

VOX explainer: America’s third COVID-19 surge is here. It was predictable — and preventable.

You just breathe the air, and that's how it's passed. And so that's a very tricky one... It's also more deadly than even your strenuous flu... This is deadly stuff.

Donald J. Trump to Woodward
February 7th 2020

I think the virus is going to be - It's going to be fine.

Donald J. Trump to the public
February 10th 2020