Reader's View: Trump can’t be trusted to tackle health care
President Donald Trump has lied about COVID-19 again and again. He said it wasn't going to be anything bad. He said it would just disappear. He said it would not affect children. He suggested that drinking or injecting bleach might cure it. He said the country should open up again, even though guidelines for reopening hadn’t been met. He said masks would not help. He suggested that scientists and doctors don't know as much as he does.
The president has failed completely in his handling of this epidemic.
Is this the man who should decide what kind of affordable health care we should have? He has said our health care system should cover preexisting conditions, but his record of lying (more than 20,000 false or misleading claims had been documented as of this summer) suggests he is lying about this. Can we trust him to give us the kind of health care we need? Or would he say to a person who had a heart attack, a broken hip, cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, mental illness, a baby with birth complications or a thousand other things not to worry, that it will just disappear? He cannot be trusted to come up with a good, fair, comprehensive policy that covers those who need it.