Another poll shows Ron DeSantis’ favorability rating underwater
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Ron DeSantis
The survey shows he'd lose to Charlie Crist (or Nikki Fried).

Another polling outfit shows Gov. Ron DeSantis’ favorability ratings underwater as Florida endures another surge in COVID-19 infections.

The Political Matrix/The Listener Group survey results also show DeSantis trailing either Democrat Charlie Crist or Nikki Fried in a potential matchup for Governor. But the Pensacola-based pollster delivered better news for Republican U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio in his reelection bid.

Asked to rate DeSantis’ handling of the pandemic, nearly 54% of voters have an unfavorable or very unfavorable view of the Governor’s performance, including nearly 34% with a very unfavorable view. By comparison, just 43% gave a favorable response of any sort, with 27% rating DeSantis’ leadership as very favorable.

Crist, a Democratic Congressman and former Republican Governor running for his old job, leads 57% to DeSantis’ 43% in a head-to-head matchup. The pollsters report a 3.1% margin of error.

DeSantis would hold up better against Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, the other major Democrat running for Governor, but is still losing according to this poll. She leads with 54% to DeSantis’ 46%, still just outside the margin of error.

That certainly earned notice from Fried’s campaign, but surrogates there said the poor overall assessment of DeSantis’ performance was the most critical data point in the poll.

“The most important number in this poll isn’t that Nikki Fried is leading DeSantis — it’s that DeSantis is underwater, with 53.8% of Floridians disapproving of his handling of COVID-19,” said Kevin Cate, a senior advisor to Fried. “It’s our hope that this prompts him to follow the lead of Commissioner Fried and basically every doctor in the state in publicly, repeatedly calling for Floridians to get vaccinated and to end his defunding of schools.”

The results seem all the more startling considering the same pollster in June showed DeSantis with a double-digit lead over either Democratic challenger.

A close look at the numbers shows DeSantis still holds the support of 66% of Republicans, but Democrats are increasingly energized against him, with 66% of them giving him poor marks.

Just over half of independents give DeSantis a favorable rating, and a majority of no-party voters favor him over Crist and Fried.

But nearly 90% of Democrats say they would pick Crist over DeSantis, and 83% say the same in a Fried/DeSantis head-to-head. The Governor’s support among Republicans, when faced with either opponent, sits around 75%.

Of note, the same poll shows Rubio winning his race against likely Democratic nominee Val Demings, the most prominent Democrat challenging him.

In a head-to-head with the Orlando Congresswoman, Rubio leads 55% to Demings’ 45%. Of note, the poll shows the Senator leading among Republicans, independents and Democrats.

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected]


71 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    August 23, 2021 at 8:43 am

    Of course Democrats are energized against DeSantis. These are the same people that gave us Dumb and Dumber (Biden & Harris).

    • Whiskey67

      August 23, 2021 at 2:22 pm

      Another cracker I’m loving this site! The rabbit hole just keeps getting bigger! 🤣 Trump was a MORON among many other things I truly wish I could label in this post! Keep that conspiracy theory up- I’m enjoying the ignorance 🤣

      • karen renken

        August 23, 2021 at 7:33 pm

        whiskey67, im loving it you could not have said it better!

      • Hey brother I’m buying,

        August 24, 2021 at 5:54 pm

        Hey brother I’m buying

    • A. Eisenstadt

      August 24, 2021 at 4:58 pm

      So you support an idiot who opened his state to all, fighting masks for children who cant get vaccinated and has the 15th hightest infection and death rate in the entire world, including countries. Infecting his own constituents, the republicans who would rather die than take a vaccine. Block them from restaurants, airplanes and let us normal people live a life, not a death from DeSantis.

      • Tom

        August 25, 2021 at 6:59 am

        Yes lots of ignorant idiot Dummycrats on this link. Whiskey, isenstadt, Karen & some other fool. DeSantis the best!

        • dingram

          August 25, 2021 at 1:28 pm

          LOL! Tom you are a special kind of stupid.

        • Cyn Lindner

          August 25, 2021 at 4:51 pm

          The best for leading Floriduh down the Covid death spiral. If he is re-elected, God help you, but you will reap what you have sewn.

        • A. L. Eisenstadt

          August 25, 2021 at 5:01 pm

          Medical knowledge is not a democratic or republican trait. It is an IQ, and as you follow DeSantis to the worst death rate, wonder where you belong. You make assumptions on political affiliations, not too smart. I dislike DeSantis as a medical professional, not a political person. He is trying to become president by refusing health care for floridian students. Not smart to anyone. those who can get a vaccine, take it and those that cant, mask up. Is that too hard for you!

        • BobC

          August 26, 2021 at 9:18 pm

          Another Covidiot Trumpublican who denies science and oves DeathSantis and doesn’t care that children are dying from the delta variant.

    • Rob Sol

      August 25, 2021 at 1:27 pm

      problem was Repubs had Dementia Don on the other side.

    • A. L. Eisenstadt

      August 25, 2021 at 1:37 pm

      LOL, after trump you dare compare the intelligence of Biden/harris. When did trump finish a thought? Did you follow him on drinking the bleach, or shoving UV light up your butt? How about the antiworm pills for cows now being taken, you agree with that too? The republican party lost all sense of logic, science and are running on an antivax, antigovernment policy. Of course they never wrote a policy, so just my assumption from their actions. Like running to SC for a motorcycle rally, who rates of Covid are one of the highest in US. Or Fla, your state where no preparations made for covid, only communities taking care of their children, precious children and being threatened by the stupidest governor in US, with SD right behind and texas parallal. We have a communicable disease, why are these people ignoring that as the death rate ticks up, hospitals overwhelmed and dying people begging for vaccines, when it is too late.

      • Iris Silk

        August 25, 2021 at 3:37 pm

        Don’t worry. Little Tommy can’t even spell Eisenstadt when it’s right in front of him. That tells you all you need to know.

        • A. L. Eisenstadt

          August 25, 2021 at 5:02 pm

          So correct

    • Nancy

      August 26, 2021 at 7:58 pm

      Really? Impeachment of Biden?

      • Zhombre

        August 26, 2021 at 8:19 pm

        No, no impeachment. Leave Biden there to totally fuck up and take the Democrats with him. He got elected so let his voters live with the consequences LOL

    • Vincent S Lentini

      August 28, 2021 at 8:50 am

      You must have been in a coma the last 4 years
      That guy who got 5000 Taliban fighters released you remember him don;t you
      May 2018

      The Trump Administration disbands the White House pandemic response team.

      July 2019

      The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) epidemiologist embedded in China’s disease control agency left the post, and the Trump Administration eliminated the role.

      Oct. 2019

      “Currently, there are insufficient funding sources designated for the federal government to use in response to a severe influenza pandemic.” [Source: The results of a Department of Health and Human Services 2019 influenza pandemic simulation]

      Jan. 22, 2020

      “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

      Jan. 24, 2020

      Trump praises China’s handling of the coronavirus: “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!”

      Jan. 28, 2020

      “This will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency…This is going to be the roughest thing you face” Trump’s National Security Advisor to Trump

      Jan. 30, 2020

      “The lack of immune protection or an existing cure or vaccine would leave Americans defenseless in the case of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak on US soil,…This lack of protection elevates the risk of the coronavirus evolving into a full-blown pandemic, imperiling the lives of millions of Americans.” [Memo from Trump Trade Advisor Peter Navarro]

      Feb. 2, 2020

      “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

      Feb. 7, 2020

      “It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu… This is deadly stuff” [Trump in a private interview with Bob Woodward from The Washington Post made public on Sept. 9, 2020]

      Feb. 10, 2020

      “I think the virus is going to be—it’s going to be fine.”

      Feb. 10, 2020

      “Looks like by April, you know in theory when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”

      Feb. 24, 2020

      “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… the Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

      Feb. 25, 2020

      “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

      Feb. 25, 2020

      “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

      Feb. 26, 2020

      “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

      Feb. 26, 2020

      “We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

      Feb. 26, 2020

      “Well, we’re testing everybody that we need to test. And we’re finding very little problem. Very little problem.”

      Feb. 26, 2020

      “This is a flu. This is like a flu.”

      Feb. 27, 2020

      “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

      Feb. 27, 2020

      “The ineptness with which the Trump Administration approached this problem is not only serious, it can be deadly if not changed in the approach.” – Rep. Lloyd Doggett [During a hearing, Rep. Doggett questions HHS Sec. Azar on Trump’s refusal to take this virus seriously, warning about mask and test shortages]

      Feb. 28, 2020

      “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

      March 2, 2020

      “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?” [Trump to health officials who answered “No.”]

      March 2, 2020

      “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

      March 4, 2020

      “Now, and this is just my hunch, and — but based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this. Because a lot people will have this and it’s very mild.”

      March 4, 2020

      “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

      March 5, 2020

      “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

      March 5, 2020

      “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

      March 6, 2020

      “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

      March 6, 2020

      “You have to be calm. It’ll go away.”

      March 6, 2020

      “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

      March 6, 2020

      “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

      March 6, 2020

      “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”

      March 7, 2020

      “No, I’m not concerned at all.

      March 8, 2020

      “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine-tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”

      March 9, 2020

      During a news conference, White House officials said the U.S. will have tested one million people that week and thereafter would complete 4 million tests per week. By the end of the week, the CDC had only completed a paltry 4,000 tests.

      March 10, 2020

      “Just stay calm. It will go away.”

      March 11, 2020

      The World Health Organization categorizes the coronavirus as a pandemic due to its alarming spread and severity.

      March 11, 2020

      “It goes away….It’s going away. We want it to go away with very, very few deaths.”

      March 12, 2020

      “The system is not really geared to what we need right now…That is a failing. Let’s admit it.” [Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to Congress]

      March 12, 2020

      “You know, you see what’s going on. And so I just wanted that to stop as it pertains to the United States. And that’s what we’ve done. We’ve stopped it.”

      March 13, 2020

      “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

      March 13, 2020

      The Atlantic reports that less than 14,000 tests have been done in the ten weeks since the Administration had first been notified of the virus, though Mike Pence had promised the week prior that 1.5 million tests would be available by this time.

      March 14, 2020

      “I’d rate it a ten,” [Trump’s rating of his coronavirus response]

      March 15, 2020

      “Relax”

      March 15, 2020

      “This is a very contagious virus. It’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control over.”

      March 16, 2020

      “Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment-try getting it yourselves,”

      March 17, 2020

      “The only thing we haven’t done well is get good press.”

      March 17, 2020

      “I felt like it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”

      March 19, 2020

      I intended “to always play it down.” [Trump in a private taped interview with Bob Woodward, made public on September 9]

      March 20, 2020

      “I say that you’re a terrible reporter, that’s what I say. I think it’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people.” [Response to reporter’s question: “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?”]

      March 22, 2020

      “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.”

      March 24, 2020

      “I’m also hopeful to have Americans working again by that Easter – that beautiful Easter day.”

      March 24, 2020

      “We’ve never closed down the country for the flu,” Trump said. “So you say to yourself, what is this all about?”

      March 24, 2020

      “They have to treat us well, also. They can’t say, ‘Oh, gee, we should get this, we should get that.’”

      March 25, 2020

      “The faster we go back, the better it’s going to be.”

      March 26, 2020

      The United States becomes the country with the most confirmed coronavirus cases. A title it keeps for the remainder of Trump’s time in office.

      March 26, 2020

      “Congratulations AMERICA!” [On Senate passage of third relief bill]

      March 26, 2020

      “I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You go into major hospitals sometimes, and they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?’”

      March 26, 2020

      “We’ve had a big problem with the young, a woman governor from — you know who I’m talking about — from Michigan,”

      March 27, 2020

      “I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic. Yet your Governor, Gretchen “Half” Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesn’t have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude!”

      March 27, 2020

      “Mike, don’t call the governor of Washington. You’re wasting your time with him…”

      March 27, 2020

      “I want them to be appreciative. We’ve done a great job.”

      March 27, 2020

      “We’re doing a great job for the state of Washington and I think the Governor…he’s constantly chirping and I guess complaining would be a nice way of saying it.”

      March 29, 2020

      “Where are the masks going? Are they going out the back door? How do you go from 10,000 to 300,000?”

      March 29, 2020

      “Unfortunately the enemy is death. It’s death. A lot of people are dying. So it’s very unpleasant.”

      March 30, 2020

      “Stay calm, it will go away. You know it — you know it is going away, and it will go away, and we’re going to have a great victory.”

      March 30, 2020

      “I think New York should be fine, based on the numbers that we see, they should have more than enough. I mean, I’m hearing stories that they’re not used or they’re not used right.”

      March 30, 2020

      “I haven’t heard about testing in weeks. We’re testing more than any other nation in the world. We’ve got these great tests…But I haven’t heard about testing being a problem.”

      March 30, 2020

      “We inherited a broken test — the whole thing was broken.”

      March 31, 2020

      “…it’s not the flu. It’s vicious.”

      April 1, 2020

      “They have to treat us well, also. They can’t say, ‘Oh, gee, we should get this, we should get that.” [Trump’s response to governors who were pleading for medical gear and ventilators to treat surging coronavirus hospitalizations]

      April 2, 2020

      “Massive amounts of medical supplies… are being delivered directly to states…Some have insatiable appetites & are never satisfied (politics?). The complainers should have been stocked up and ready long before this crisis hit.”

      April 2, 2020

      “…the Federal Government is merely a back-up for state governments.”

      April 3, 2020

      “I’m feeling good. I just don’t want to be doing — somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful resolute desk, the great resolute desk, I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don’t know, somehow I don’t see it for myself. I just don’t. Maybe I’ll change my mind.”

      April 5, 2020

      “FEMA, the military — what they’ve done is a miracle…And you should be thanking them for what they’ve done, not always asking wise-guy questions.” [Trump’s response to a reporter when asked about slow government response to coronavirus]

      April 6, 2020

      “LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!”

      April 6, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 10,000

      April 7, 2020

      “So, you know, things are happening. It’s a — it’s — I haven’t seen bad. I’ve not seen bad.”

      April 7, 2020

      “You are not going to die from this pill…I really think it’s a great thing to try.” [Trump promoting Hydroxychloroquine, not FDA approved to treat coronavirus]

      April 7, 2020

      “That was a flu. OK. So you could say that I said it was a flu, or you could say the flu is nothing to — sneeze at,” [Regarding Spanish Flu]

      April 8, 2020

      “I read about it maybe a day, two days ago,…It was a recommendation that he had, I think he told certain people on the staff, but it didn’t matter. I didn’t see it.” [Trump referring to Peter Navarro’s January warning]

      April 9, 2020

      “I couldn’t have done it any better,” [When asked if his coronavirus response could have been better]

      April 11, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 20,000

      April 13, 2020

      “But I guess I’m doing OK, because, to the best of my knowledge, I’m the President of the United States, despite the things that are said.”

      April 14, 2020

      “Enough!” [When a reporter questioned his claim that his authority as president is “total”]

      April 14, 2020

      “[w]hen somebody’s the president of the United States, the authority is total.”

      April 15, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 30,000

      April 15, 2020

      As Trump focuses on reopening, a leaked CDC and FEMA report warns of “significant risk of resurgence of the virus” with phased reopening.

      April 19, 2020

      “Now we’re going toward 50, I’m hearing, or 60,000 people [dead from the coronavirus]”

      April 20, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 40,000

      April 22, 2020

      “If [coronavirus] comes back though, it won’t be coming back in the form that it was, it will be coming back in smaller doses that we can contain….it’s also possible it doesn’t come back at all.”

      April 23, 2020

      “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”

      April 23, 2020

      “So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether its ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said, that hasn’t been checked but you’re gonna test it. And then I said, supposing it brought the light inside the body, which you can either do either through the skin or some other way…”

      April 23, 2020

      “You see states are starting to open up now, and it’s very exciting to see,”

      April 23, 2020

      Over 26 million jobless claims have been filed

      April 24, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 50,000

      April 26, 2020

      “The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history.”

      April 27, 2020

      “I can’t imagine why,” [Trump’s response to the influx in poison control calls about disinfectant]

      April 29, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 60,000

      April 29, 2020

      “It’s gonna go away, this is going to go away.”

      May 3, 2020

      “Look, we’re going to lose anywhere from 75,000, 80,000 to 100,000 people,”

      May 5, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 70,000

      May 5, 2020

      Consumer debt hits an all-time high

      May 5, 2020

      “Well run States should not be bailing out poorly run States, using CoronaVirus as the excuse!”

      May 5, 2020

      “I always felt 60, 65, 70, as horrible as that is. I mean, you’re talking about filling up Yankee Stadium with death! So I thought it was horrible. But it’s probably going to be somewhat higher than that,”

      May 5, 2020

      “There’ll be more death, that the virus will pass, with or without a vaccine. And I think we’re doing very well on the vaccines but, with or without a vaccine, it’s going to pass, and we’re going to be back to normal,”

      May 5, 2020

      “I don’t want to be Mr. Gloom-and-Doom. It’s a very bad subject,…I’m not looking to tell the American people when nobody really knows what’s happening yet, ‘Oh, this is going to be so tragic.’”

      May 6, 2020

      The Brookings Institution reports that children were “experiencing food insecurity to an extent unprecedented in modern times” and “40.9 percent of mothers with children ages 12 and under reported household food insecurity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Republicans block proposals to expand food stamps.

      May 6, 2020

      “Sporadic for you, but not sporadic for a lot of other people.” [Trump’s response to a nurse telling him that equipment supply has been “sporadic”]

      May 7, 2020

      Over 33 million jobless claims have been filed

      May 8, 2020

      “This is going to go away without a vaccine. It is going to go away. We are not going to see it again.”

      May 9, 2020

      “This is going to go away without a vaccine.”

      May 11, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 80,000

      May 11, 2020

      “Coronavirus numbers are looking MUCH better, going down almost everywhere. Big progress being made!”

      May 11, 2020

      “We have met the moment and we have prevailed,”

      May 14, 2020

      “Could be that testing’s, frankly, overrated. Maybe it is overrated.”

      May 14, 2020

      “Don’t forget, we have more cases than anybody in the world. But why? Because we do more testing,”

      May 15, 2020

      “Vaccine or no vaccine, we’re back. And we’re starting the process. In many cases, they don’t have vaccines and a virus or a flu comes and you fight through it.

      May 16, 2020

      “We’ve done a GREAT job on Covid response, making all Governors look good, some fantastic (and that’s OK), but the Lamestream Media doesn’t want to go with that narrative, and the Do Nothing Dems talking point is to say only bad about “Trump”. I made everybody look good, but me!”

      May 18, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 90,000

      May 19, 2020

      “When we have a lot of cases, I don’t look at that as a bad thing, I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing,…Because it means our testing is much better. I view it as a badge of honor, really, it’s a badge of honor.”

      May 21, 2020

      USA Today reports that home mortgage delinquencies surged by 1.6 million in April, the largest single-month jump in history.

      May 22, 2020

      Over 38 million jobless claims have been filed

      May 27, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 100,000

      May 29, 2020

      “We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization”

      June 6, 20202

      U.S death toll passes 110,000

      June 6, 2020

      “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country…This is a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day in terms of equality.” [Trump referring to George Floyd, who was murdered on May 25, 2020.]

      June 15, 2020

      “At some point this stuff goes away and it’s going away.”

      June 17, 2020

      “It’s fading away. It’s going to fade away.”

      June 18, 2020

      “And it is dying out. The numbers are starting to get very good.”

      June 20, 2020

      “Testing is a double-edged sword,…When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases, so I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please.'”

      June 22, 2020

      U.S death toll passes 120,000

      June 23, 2020

      “Cases are going up in the U.S. because we are testing far more than any other country, and ever expanding. With smaller testing we would show fewer cases!”

      June 23, 2020

      “It’s going away,”

      June 25, 2020

      “The number of ChinaVirus cases goes up, because of GREAT TESTING, while the number of deaths (mortality rate), goes way down. The Fake News doesn’t like telling you that!”

      June 25, 2020

      “Coronavirus deaths are way down. Mortality rate is one of the lowest in the World. Our Economy is roaring back and will NOT be shut down. “Embers” or flare ups will be put out, as necessary!”

      June 30, 2020

      The U.S. has just 4% of the global population, but 25% of global coronavirus cases and the second-highest death rate per capita.

      July 1, 2020

      “I think we’re going to be very good with the coronavirus.” “I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of disappear, I hope.”

      July 6, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 130,000

      July 7, 2020

      “I think we are in a good place.”

      July 7, 2020

      The president predicted that in the next two to four weeks, “I think we’re going to be in very good shape.”

      July 8, 2020

      “In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November election, but it is important for the children & families. May cut off funding if not open!”

      July 8, 2020

      “I disagree with @CDCgov on their very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools. While they want them open, they are asking school [sic] to do very impractical things. I will be meeting with them!!!”

      July 18, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 140,000

      July 19, 2020

      “I think we have one of the lowest mortality rates in the world”

      July 19, 2020

      “Many of those cases are young people that would heal in a day”

      “They have the sniffles, and we put it down as a test”

      July 21, 2020

      “You will never hear this on the Fake News concerning the China Virus, but by comparison to most other countries, who are suffering greatly, we are doing very well – and we have done things that few other countries could have done!”

      July 27, 2020

      “America will develop a vaccine very soon, and we will defeat the virus. We will have it delivered in record time.”

      July 28, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 150,000

      July 28, 2020

      “He’s got this high approval rating. So why don’t I have a high approval rating with respect — and the administration — with respect to the virus?” (Trump referring to Anthony Fauci)

      Aug. 1, 2020

      “Wrong! We have more cases because we have tested far more than any other country, 60,000,000. If we tested less, there would be less cases,” (Donald Trump in a retweet of Anthony Fauci saying the U.S. has seen more cases than European countries because it only shut down a fraction of its economy amid the pandemic)

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “I think we are doing very well and I think … as well as any nation,”

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “They are dying. That’s true. And you — it is what it is.”

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!”

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “Right now I think it’s under control.”

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “You know, there are those that say you can test too much, you do know that.”

      Aug. 4, 2020

      “…we have among the lowest numbers.” – White House Press Briefing

      Aug. 5, 2020

      “If you look at children, children are almost – and I would almost say definitely – but almost immune from this disease.”

      Aug. 5, 2020

      “We’re supplying the world now with ventilators. You go back four months, we didn’t have any.” – Fox and Friends

      Aug. 5, 2020

      “It will go away like things go away”

      Aug. 6, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 160,000

      Aug. 12, 2020

      U.S. reports the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in one day since mid-May

      Aug. 16, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 170,000

      Aug. 19, 2020

      New York Times report reveals that in December 2020 that Trump yelled, “You’re killing me! This whole thing is! We’ve got all the damn cases…I want to do what Mexico does. They don’t give you a test till you get to the emergency room and you’re vomiting,” at Jared Kushner during an August 19, 2020 meeting.

      Aug. 22, 2020

      “Many doctors and studies disagree with this!” (Donald Trump in a quote tweet of a Twitter moment stating that the FDA is revoking hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for COVID-19 treatment, as they are “unlikely to be effective”)

      Aug. 22, 2020

      “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!”

      Aug. 23, 2020

      The President claims that ballot drop boxes are a “voter security disaster” and a “big fraud,” “possible for a person to vote multiple times” and that they aren’t “Covid sanitized.”

      Aug. 26, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 180,000

      Aug. 31, 2020

      “We’ve done a great job in Covid but we don’t get the credit.”

      Aug. 31, 2020

      Over Six million Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus.

      Sept. 4, 2020

      There will be a vaccine “before the end of the year and maybe even before Nov. 1. I think we can probably have it sometime in October.”

      Sept. 9, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 190,000

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “I really do believe that we are rounding the corner. The vaccines are right there”

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “This is nobody’s fault but China.”

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “We’ve possibly done the best job”

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “We have rounded the final turn”

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “I think that we’ve probably done the best job of any country”

      Sept. 14, 2020

      Trump was asked if he is afraid of Coronavirus risk at his rallies: “I’m on a stage, it’s very far away, so I’m not at all concerned.”

      Sept. 16, 2020

      “If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.”

      Sept. 16, 2020

      Reporter: “[The head of the CDC] said that the vaccine for the general public wouldn’t be available until next Summer or maybe even early fall. Are you comfortable with that timeline?” Trump: “I think he made a mistake when he said that. That’s just incorrect information.”

      Sept. 19, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 200,000

      Sept. 21, 2020

      “Take your hat off to the young because they have a hell of an immune system. But [the virus] affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing. By the way, open your schools everybody, open your schools.”

      Sept. 21, 2020

      “We’re rounding the corner,” “With or without a vaccine. They hate when I say that but that’s the way it is. … We’ve done a phenomenal job. Not just a good job, a phenomenal job. Other than public relations, but that’s because I have fake news. On public relations, I give myself a D. On the job itself, we take an A+.”

      Sept. 21, 2020

      “In some states, thousands of people — nobody young. Below the age of 18, like, nobody. They have a strong immune system, who knows? Take your hat off to the young, because they have a hell of an immune system. But it affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing. By the way, open your schools everybody, open your schools.”

      Sept. 23, 2020

      “I think we’re rounding the turn very much.”

      Sept. 28, 2020

      “And I say, and I’ll say it all the time: We’re rounding the corner. And, very importantly, vaccines are coming, but we’re rounding the corner regardless. But vaccines are coming, and they’re coming fast. ”

      Sept. 29, 2020

      “Well, so far we have had no problem whatsoever. ” [Trump referring to the thousands of people attending his rallies]

      October 2, 2020

      Trump and the First Lady test positive for Coronavirus. More than a dozen White House staff and aides test positive shortly thereafter.

      Oct. 5, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 210,000

      Oct. 5, 2020

      “Don’t be afraid of Covid.”

      Oct. 6, 2020

      “Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu, Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!” [Source: Trump Tweet and Facebook Post, both were taken down]

      Oct. 10, 2020

      “But it’s going to disappear; it is disappearing.”

      Oct. 11, 2020

      “…We have done a “phenomenal” job, according to certain governors. Many people agree…And now come the Vaccines & Cures, long ahead of projections!”

      Oct. 12, 2020

      “Under my leadership, we’re delivering a safe vaccine and a rapid recovery like nobody can even believe. And if you look at our upward path, no country in the world has recovered the way we’ve recovered economically or otherwise, not even close.”

      Oct. 12, 2020

      “I went through it. Now, they say I’m immune. I can feel—I feel so powerful.”

      Oct. 12, 2020

      “When this first came out, if we didn’t do a good job, they predicted 2.2 million people would die, we’re 210,000. We shouldn’t be at, one, it’s China’s fault. They allowed this to happen.”

      Oct. 15, 2020

      “Excess mortality, we’re a winner on the excess mortality. And what we’ve done has been amazing. And we have done an amazing job. And it’s rounding the corner and we have the vaccines coming, and we have the therapies coming.”

      Oct. 18, 2020

      “He’ll listen to the scientists… If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression instead — we’re like a rocket ship. Take a look at the numbers.” [Trump referring to Biden]

      Oct. 19, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 220,000

      Oct. 19, 2020

      “People are saying whatever. Just leave us alone. They’re tired of it. People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots…Fauci is a nice guy. He’s been here for 500 years.”

      Oct. 19, 2020

      “They are getting tired of the pandemic, aren’t they? You turn on CNN, that’s all they cover. ‘Covid, Covid, Pandemic, Covid, Covid.’ You know why? They’re trying to talk everybody out of voting. People aren’t buying it, CNN, you dumb bastards.”

      Oct. 20, 2020

      Politico reports that The White House is considering slashing millions of dollars for coronavirus relief, HIV treatment, screenings for newborns and other programs in Democratic-led cities that President Donald Trump has deemed “anarchist jurisdictions.”

      Oct. 22, 2020

      “We are rounding the turn (on coronavirus). We are rounding the corner.”

      Oct. 24, 2020

      “Turn on television: ‘covid, covid, covid, covid, covid.’ A plane goes down, 500 people dead, they don’t talk about it — ‘covid, covid, covid, covid,’ “By the way, on November 4th, you won’t hear about it anymore.”

      Oct. 26, 2020

      “Cases up because we TEST, TEST, TEST. A Fake News Media Conspiracy. Many young people who heal very fast. 99.9%. Corrupt Media conspiracy at all time high. On November 4th., the topic will totally change. VOTE!”

      Oct. 26, 2020

      “We have made tremendous progress with the China Virus, but the Fake News refuses to talk about it this close to the Election. COVID, COVID, COVID is being used by them, in total coordination, in order to change our great early election numbers. Should be an election law violation!”

      Oct. 27, 2020

      “So they brought it down now, immunity, from life to four months. And you know now with them, you can’t watch anything else. You turn on… COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID. Well, we have a spike in cases. You ever notice, they don’t use the word death. They use the word cases, cases. Like, “Barron Trump is a case.” He has sniffles. He was sniffling. One Kleenex, that’s all he needed. One, and he was better. But he’s a case”

      Oct. 27, 2020

      “November 4th. On November 4th, you’ll hear, “It’s getting better. It’s getting better.” You watch. No, no, they’re doing heavy COVID because they want to scare people, and people get it.” [Trump referring to news media]

      Oct. 28, 2020

      “Covid, Covid, Covid is the unified chant of the Fake News Lamestream Media. They will talk about nothing else until November 4th., when the Election will be (hopefully!) over. Then the talk will be how low the death rate is, plenty of hospital rooms, & many tests of young people.”

      Oct. 30, 2020

      “More Testing equals more Cases. We have the best testing. Deaths WAY DOWN. Hospitals have great additional capacity! Doing much better than Europe. Therapeutics working!”

      Oct. 30, 2020

      Nine million Americans have now been infected by the coronavirus.

      Oct. 30, 2020

      “Our doctors get more money if someone dies from Covid,” and so “when in doubt choose Covid.”

      Nov. 1, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 230,000

      Nov. 1, 2020

      “Biden wants to LOCKDOWN our Country, maybe for years. Crazy! There will be NO LOCKDOWNS. The great American Comeback is underway!!!”

      Nov. 2, 2020

      “Joe Biden is promising to delay the vaccine and turn America into a prison state—locking you in your home while letting far-left rioters roam free. The Biden Lockdown will mean no school, no graduations, no weddings, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas, no Fourth of July”

      Nov. 2, 2020

      “We have more Cases because we have more Testing!”

      Nov. 9, 2020

      “If Joe Biden were President, you wouldn’t have the Vaccine for another four years, nor would the @US_FDA have ever approved it so quickly. The bureaucracy would have destroyed millions of lives”

      Nov. 10, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 240,000

      Nov. 11, 2020

      U.S. hits a record 140,000 COVID-19 cases per day

      November 11, 2020

      Texas hits 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

      Nov. 18, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 250,000

      Nov. 19, 2020

      Last Coronavirus Task Force press briefing under the Trump Administration.

      Nov. 24, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 260,000

      Dec. 2, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 270,000

      Dec. 7, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 280,000

      Dec. 8, 2020

      “Before Operation Warp Speed, the typical time [for vaccine approval] could be infinity.”

      Dec. 8, 2020

      Trump continues holding White House holiday parties despite guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit indoor gatherings and curtain travel amid the spike in virus infections. Masks are not required, according to guests.

      Dec. 9, 2020

      3,103 U.S. COVID-19 deaths in one day

      Dec. 10, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 290,000

      Dec. 14, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 300,000

      Dec. 17, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 310,000

      Dec. 22, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 320,000

      Dec. 22, 2020

      “Distribution of both vaccines is going very smoothly. Amazing how many people are being vaccinated, record numbers. Our Country, and indeed the World, will soon see the great miracle of what the Trump Administration has accomplished. They said it couldn’t be done!!!”

      Dec. 25, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 330,000

      Dec. 30, 2020

      As recently as mid-December, the Trump administration touted an ambitious goal: 20 million COVID-19 vaccinations by the year’s end. A CDC tracker shows only about 2 million people have been vaccinated so far.

      Dec. 31, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 340,000

      Dec. 31, 2020

      Trump tweets, “The Federal Government has distributed the vaccines to the states. Now it is up to the states to administer. Get moving!”

      Dec. 31, 2020

      HHS awards a contract to a private firm to review COVID-19 tests in an attempt to bypass scientists at the FDA.

      January 1

      U.S. surpasses 20 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

      January 3

      U.S. death toll passes 350,000

      January 3

      “Something how Dr. Fauci is revered by the LameStream Media as such a great professional, having done, they say, such an incredible job, yet he works for me and the Trump Administration, and I am in no way given any credit for my work. Gee, could this just be more Fake News?”

      January 3

      “The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus is far exaggerated in the United States because of @CDCgov’s ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and low. “When in doubt, call it Covid.” Fake News!” Fauci responds, “”The deaths are real deaths. All you need to do is go out into the trenches…”

      January 3

      Trump tweets, “The vaccines are being delivered to the states by the Federal Government far faster than they can be administered!”

      January 4

      CDC reports that 4.6 million people have been vaccinated.

      January 6

      U.S. death toll passes 360,000

      January 6

      Trump mob storms Congress. Officials reported at least 3,963 new coronavirus deaths in the US, a new single-day record.

      January 9

      U.S. death toll passes 370,000

      January 12

      HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced that the federal government would begin releasing vaccine doses that had been held in reserve for second shots, but no such reserve existed. His false announcement raised false hopes among state and local officials.

      January 13

      U.S. death toll passes 380,000

      January 14

      The Trump administration promised to have 20 million people given their first shot by the end of 2020. Two weeks later, they have administered just over 11 million.

      January 15

      12 million doses of vaccine administered.

      January 16

      U.S. death tool passes 390,000

      January 18

      Washington Post reports that emergency PPP loans were provided for organizations that spread misinformation about coronavirus and vaccination.

      January 20

      Each day in January, covid-19 killed an average of 3,100 people in the United States — one every 28 seconds.

      January 20, 2021

      Trump’s term in office saw over 25 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, over 400,000 of which resulted in death.

      • A. L. Eisenstadt

        August 28, 2021 at 10:57 am

        Excellent summary of the incompetence of four years and how one idiot can take down a govt.

    • Nurse Nancy

      September 5, 2021 at 3:34 pm

      That guy who got 5000 Taliban fighters released you remember him don;t you
      May 2018

      The Trump Administration disbands the White House pandemic response team.

      July 2019

      The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) epidemiologist embedded in China’s disease control agency left the post, and the Trump Administration eliminated the role.

      Oct. 2019

      “Currently, there are insufficient funding sources designated for the federal government to use in response to a severe influenza pandemic.” [Source: The results of a Department of Health and Human Services 2019 influenza pandemic simulation]

      Jan. 22, 2020

      “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

      Jan. 24, 2020

      Trump praises China’s handling of the coronavirus: “China has been working very hard to contain the Coronavirus. The United States greatly appreciates their efforts and transparency. It will all work out well. In particular, on behalf of the American People, I want to thank President Xi!”

      Jan. 28, 2020

      “This will be the biggest national security threat you face in your presidency…This is going to be the roughest thing you face” Trump’s National Security Advisor to Trump

      Jan. 30, 2020

      “The lack of immune protection or an existing cure or vaccine would leave Americans defenseless in the case of a full-blown coronavirus outbreak on US soil,…This lack of protection elevates the risk of the coronavirus evolving into a full-blown pandemic, imperiling the lives of millions of Americans.” [Memo from Trump Trade Advisor Peter Navarro]

      Feb. 2, 2020

      “We pretty much shut it down coming in from China.”

      Feb. 7, 2020

      “It’s also more deadly than even your strenuous flu… This is deadly stuff” [Trump in a private interview with Bob Woodward from The Washington Post made public on Sept. 9, 2020]

      Feb. 10, 2020

      “I think the virus is going to be—it’s going to be fine.”

      Feb. 10, 2020

      “Looks like by April, you know in theory when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”

      Feb. 24, 2020

      “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA… the Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

      Feb. 25, 2020

      “CDC and my Administration are doing a GREAT job of handling Coronavirus.”

      Feb. 25, 2020

      “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away… They have studied it. They know very much. In fact, we’re very close to a vaccine.”

      Feb. 26, 2020

      “The 15 (cases in the US) within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

      Feb. 26, 2020

      “We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

      Feb. 26, 2020

      “Well, we’re testing everybody that we need to test. And we’re finding very little problem. Very little problem.”

      Feb. 26, 2020

      “This is a flu. This is like a flu.”

      Feb. 27, 2020

      “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”

      Feb. 27, 2020

      “The ineptness with which the Trump Administration approached this problem is not only serious, it can be deadly if not changed in the approach.” – Rep. Lloyd Doggett [During a hearing, Rep. Doggett questions HHS Sec. Azar on Trump’s refusal to take this virus seriously, warning about mask and test shortages]

      Feb. 28, 2020

      “We’re ordering a lot of supplies. We’re ordering a lot of, uh, elements that frankly we wouldn’t be ordering unless it was something like this. But we’re ordering a lot of different elements of medical.”

      March 2, 2020

      “You take a solid flu vaccine, you don’t think that could have an impact, or much of an impact, on corona?” [Trump to health officials who answered “No.”]

      March 2, 2020

      “A lot of things are happening, a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

      March 4, 2020

      “Now, and this is just my hunch, and — but based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this. Because a lot people will have this and it’s very mild.”

      March 4, 2020

      “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

      March 5, 2020

      “I NEVER said people that are feeling sick should go to work.”

      March 5, 2020

      “The United States… has, as of now, only 129 cases… and 11 deaths. We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!”

      March 6, 2020

      “I think we’re doing a really good job in this country at keeping it down… a tremendous job at keeping it down.”

      March 6, 2020

      “You have to be calm. It’ll go away.”

      March 6, 2020

      “Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

      March 6, 2020

      “I like this stuff. I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it… Every one of these doctors said, ‘How do you know so much about this?’ Maybe I have a natural ability. Maybe I should have done that instead of running for president.”

      March 6, 2020

      “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”

      March 7, 2020

      “No, I’m not concerned at all.

      March 8, 2020

      “We have a perfectly coordinated and fine-tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus.”

      March 9, 2020

      During a news conference, White House officials said the U.S. will have tested one million people that week and thereafter would complete 4 million tests per week. By the end of the week, the CDC had only completed a paltry 4,000 tests.

      March 10, 2020

      “Just stay calm. It will go away.”

      March 11, 2020

      The World Health Organization categorizes the coronavirus as a pandemic due to its alarming spread and severity.

      March 11, 2020

      “It goes away….It’s going away. We want it to go away with very, very few deaths.”

      March 12, 2020

      “The system is not really geared to what we need right now…That is a failing. Let’s admit it.” [Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to Congress]

      March 12, 2020

      “You know, you see what’s going on. And so I just wanted that to stop as it pertains to the United States. And that’s what we’ve done. We’ve stopped it.”

      March 13, 2020

      “I don’t take responsibility at all.”

      March 13, 2020

      The Atlantic reports that less than 14,000 tests have been done in the ten weeks since the Administration had first been notified of the virus, though Mike Pence had promised the week prior that 1.5 million tests would be available by this time.

      March 14, 2020

      “I’d rate it a ten,” [Trump’s rating of his coronavirus response]

      March 15, 2020

      “Relax”

      March 15, 2020

      “This is a very contagious virus. It’s incredible. But it’s something that we have tremendous control over.”

      March 16, 2020

      “Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment-try getting it yourselves,”

      March 17, 2020

      “The only thing we haven’t done well is get good press.”

      March 17, 2020

      “I felt like it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”

      March 19, 2020

      I intended “to always play it down.” [Trump in a private taped interview with Bob Woodward, made public on September 9]

      March 20, 2020

      “I say that you’re a terrible reporter, that’s what I say. I think it’s a very nasty question, and I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people.” [Response to reporter’s question: “What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?”]

      March 22, 2020

      “WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF.”

      March 24, 2020

      “I’m also hopeful to have Americans working again by that Easter – that beautiful Easter day.”

      March 24, 2020

      “We’ve never closed down the country for the flu,” Trump said. “So you say to yourself, what is this all about?”

      March 24, 2020

      “They have to treat us well, also. They can’t say, ‘Oh, gee, we should get this, we should get that.’”

      March 25, 2020

      “The faster we go back, the better it’s going to be.”

      March 26, 2020

      The United States becomes the country with the most confirmed coronavirus cases. A title it keeps for the remainder of Trump’s time in office.

      March 26, 2020

      “Congratulations AMERICA!” [On Senate passage of third relief bill]

      March 26, 2020

      “I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You go into major hospitals sometimes, and they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying, ‘Can we order 30,000 ventilators?’”

      March 26, 2020

      “We’ve had a big problem with the young, a woman governor from — you know who I’m talking about — from Michigan,”

      March 27, 2020

      “I love Michigan, one of the reasons we are doing such a GREAT job for them during this horrible Pandemic. Yet your Governor, Gretchen “Half” Whitmer is way in over her head, she doesn’t have a clue. Likes blaming everyone for her own ineptitude!”

      March 27, 2020

      “Mike, don’t call the governor of Washington. You’re wasting your time with him…”

      March 27, 2020

      “I want them to be appreciative. We’ve done a great job.”

      March 27, 2020

      “We’re doing a great job for the state of Washington and I think the Governor…he’s constantly chirping and I guess complaining would be a nice way of saying it.”

      March 29, 2020

      “Where are the masks going? Are they going out the back door? How do you go from 10,000 to 300,000?”

      March 29, 2020

      “Unfortunately the enemy is death. It’s death. A lot of people are dying. So it’s very unpleasant.”

      March 30, 2020

      “Stay calm, it will go away. You know it — you know it is going away, and it will go away, and we’re going to have a great victory.”

      March 30, 2020

      “I think New York should be fine, based on the numbers that we see, they should have more than enough. I mean, I’m hearing stories that they’re not used or they’re not used right.”

      March 30, 2020

      “I haven’t heard about testing in weeks. We’re testing more than any other nation in the world. We’ve got these great tests…But I haven’t heard about testing being a problem.”

      March 30, 2020

      “We inherited a broken test — the whole thing was broken.”

      March 31, 2020

      “…it’s not the flu. It’s vicious.”

      April 1, 2020

      “They have to treat us well, also. They can’t say, ‘Oh, gee, we should get this, we should get that.” [Trump’s response to governors who were pleading for medical gear and ventilators to treat surging coronavirus hospitalizations]

      April 2, 2020

      “Massive amounts of medical supplies… are being delivered directly to states…Some have insatiable appetites & are never satisfied (politics?). The complainers should have been stocked up and ready long before this crisis hit.”

      April 2, 2020

      “…the Federal Government is merely a back-up for state governments.”

      April 3, 2020

      “I’m feeling good. I just don’t want to be doing — somehow sitting in the Oval Office behind that beautiful resolute desk, the great resolute desk, I think wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens, I don’t know, somehow I don’t see it for myself. I just don’t. Maybe I’ll change my mind.”

      April 5, 2020

      “FEMA, the military — what they’ve done is a miracle…And you should be thanking them for what they’ve done, not always asking wise-guy questions.” [Trump’s response to a reporter when asked about slow government response to coronavirus]

      April 6, 2020

      “LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!”

      April 6, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 10,000

      April 7, 2020

      “So, you know, things are happening. It’s a — it’s — I haven’t seen bad. I’ve not seen bad.”

      April 7, 2020

      “You are not going to die from this pill…I really think it’s a great thing to try.” [Trump promoting Hydroxychloroquine, not FDA approved to treat coronavirus]

      April 7, 2020

      “That was a flu. OK. So you could say that I said it was a flu, or you could say the flu is nothing to — sneeze at,” [Regarding Spanish Flu]

      April 8, 2020

      “I read about it maybe a day, two days ago,…It was a recommendation that he had, I think he told certain people on the staff, but it didn’t matter. I didn’t see it.” [Trump referring to Peter Navarro’s January warning]

      April 9, 2020

      “I couldn’t have done it any better,” [When asked if his coronavirus response could have been better]

      April 11, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 20,000

      April 13, 2020

      “But I guess I’m doing OK, because, to the best of my knowledge, I’m the President of the United States, despite the things that are said.”

      April 14, 2020

      “Enough!” [When a reporter questioned his claim that his authority as president is “total”]

      April 14, 2020

      “[w]hen somebody’s the president of the United States, the authority is total.”

      April 15, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 30,000

      April 15, 2020

      As Trump focuses on reopening, a leaked CDC and FEMA report warns of “significant risk of resurgence of the virus” with phased reopening.

      April 19, 2020

      “Now we’re going toward 50, I’m hearing, or 60,000 people [dead from the coronavirus]”

      April 20, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 40,000

      April 22, 2020

      “If [coronavirus] comes back though, it won’t be coming back in the form that it was, it will be coming back in smaller doses that we can contain….it’s also possible it doesn’t come back at all.”

      April 23, 2020

      “I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside or almost a cleaning? As you see, it gets in the lungs, it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.”

      April 23, 2020

      “So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether its ultraviolet or just very powerful light, and I think you said, that hasn’t been checked but you’re gonna test it. And then I said, supposing it brought the light inside the body, which you can either do either through the skin or some other way…”

      April 23, 2020

      “You see states are starting to open up now, and it’s very exciting to see,”

      April 23, 2020

      Over 26 million jobless claims have been filed

      April 24, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 50,000

      April 26, 2020

      “The people that know me and know the history of our Country say that I am the hardest working President in history.”

      April 27, 2020

      “I can’t imagine why,” [Trump’s response to the influx in poison control calls about disinfectant]

      April 29, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 60,000

      April 29, 2020

      “It’s gonna go away, this is going to go away.”

      May 3, 2020

      “Look, we’re going to lose anywhere from 75,000, 80,000 to 100,000 people,”

      May 5, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 70,000

      May 5, 2020

      Consumer debt hits an all-time high

      May 5, 2020

      “Well run States should not be bailing out poorly run States, using CoronaVirus as the excuse!”

      May 5, 2020

      “I always felt 60, 65, 70, as horrible as that is. I mean, you’re talking about filling up Yankee Stadium with death! So I thought it was horrible. But it’s probably going to be somewhat higher than that,”

      May 5, 2020

      “There’ll be more death, that the virus will pass, with or without a vaccine. And I think we’re doing very well on the vaccines but, with or without a vaccine, it’s going to pass, and we’re going to be back to normal,”

      May 5, 2020

      “I don’t want to be Mr. Gloom-and-Doom. It’s a very bad subject,…I’m not looking to tell the American people when nobody really knows what’s happening yet, ‘Oh, this is going to be so tragic.’”

      May 6, 2020

      The Brookings Institution reports that children were “experiencing food insecurity to an extent unprecedented in modern times” and “40.9 percent of mothers with children ages 12 and under reported household food insecurity since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Republicans block proposals to expand food stamps.

      May 6, 2020

      “Sporadic for you, but not sporadic for a lot of other people.” [Trump’s response to a nurse telling him that equipment supply has been “sporadic”]

      May 7, 2020

      Over 33 million jobless claims have been filed

      May 8, 2020

      “This is going to go away without a vaccine. It is going to go away. We are not going to see it again.”

      May 9, 2020

      “This is going to go away without a vaccine.”

      May 11, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 80,000

      May 11, 2020

      “Coronavirus numbers are looking MUCH better, going down almost everywhere. Big progress being made!”

      May 11, 2020

      “We have met the moment and we have prevailed,”

      May 14, 2020

      “Could be that testing’s, frankly, overrated. Maybe it is overrated.”

      May 14, 2020

      “Don’t forget, we have more cases than anybody in the world. But why? Because we do more testing,”

      May 15, 2020

      “Vaccine or no vaccine, we’re back. And we’re starting the process. In many cases, they don’t have vaccines and a virus or a flu comes and you fight through it.

      May 16, 2020

      “We’ve done a GREAT job on Covid response, making all Governors look good, some fantastic (and that’s OK), but the Lamestream Media doesn’t want to go with that narrative, and the Do Nothing Dems talking point is to say only bad about “Trump”. I made everybody look good, but me!”

      May 18, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 90,000

      May 19, 2020

      “When we have a lot of cases, I don’t look at that as a bad thing, I look at that as, in a certain respect, as being a good thing,…Because it means our testing is much better. I view it as a badge of honor, really, it’s a badge of honor.”

      May 21, 2020

      USA Today reports that home mortgage delinquencies surged by 1.6 million in April, the largest single-month jump in history.

      May 22, 2020

      Over 38 million jobless claims have been filed

      May 27, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 100,000

      May 29, 2020

      “We will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization”

      June 6, 20202

      U.S death toll passes 110,000

      June 6, 2020

      “Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying this is a great thing that’s happening for our country…This is a great day for him. It’s a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day in terms of equality.” [Trump referring to George Floyd, who was murdered on May 25, 2020.]

      June 15, 2020

      “At some point this stuff goes away and it’s going away.”

      June 17, 2020

      “It’s fading away. It’s going to fade away.”

      June 18, 2020

      “And it is dying out. The numbers are starting to get very good.”

      June 20, 2020

      “Testing is a double-edged sword,…When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases, so I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please.’”

      June 22, 2020

      U.S death toll passes 120,000

      June 23, 2020

      “Cases are going up in the U.S. because we are testing far more than any other country, and ever expanding. With smaller testing we would show fewer cases!”

      June 23, 2020

      “It’s going away,”

      June 25, 2020

      “The number of ChinaVirus cases goes up, because of GREAT TESTING, while the number of deaths (mortality rate), goes way down. The Fake News doesn’t like telling you that!”

      June 25, 2020

      “Coronavirus deaths are way down. Mortality rate is one of the lowest in the World. Our Economy is roaring back and will NOT be shut down. “Embers” or flare ups will be put out, as necessary!”

      June 30, 2020

      The U.S. has just 4% of the global population, but 25% of global coronavirus cases and the second-highest death rate per capita.

      July 1, 2020

      “I think we’re going to be very good with the coronavirus.” “I think that, at some point, that’s going to sort of disappear, I hope.”

      July 6, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 130,000

      July 7, 2020

      “I think we are in a good place.”

      July 7, 2020

      The president predicted that in the next two to four weeks, “I think we’re going to be in very good shape.”

      July 8, 2020

      “In Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and many other countries, SCHOOLS ARE OPEN WITH NO PROBLEMS. The Dems think it would be bad for them politically if U.S. schools open before the November election, but it is important for the children & families. May cut off funding if not open!”

      July 8, 2020

      “I disagree with @CDCgov on their very tough & expensive guidelines for opening schools. While they want them open, they are asking school [sic] to do very impractical things. I will be meeting with them!!!”

      July 18, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 140,000

      July 19, 2020

      “I think we have one of the lowest mortality rates in the world”

      July 19, 2020

      “Many of those cases are young people that would heal in a day”

      “They have the sniffles, and we put it down as a test”

      July 21, 2020

      “You will never hear this on the Fake News concerning the China Virus, but by comparison to most other countries, who are suffering greatly, we are doing very well – and we have done things that few other countries could have done!”

      July 27, 2020

      “America will develop a vaccine very soon, and we will defeat the virus. We will have it delivered in record time.”

      July 28, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 150,000

      July 28, 2020

      “He’s got this high approval rating. So why don’t I have a high approval rating with respect — and the administration — with respect to the virus?” (Trump referring to Anthony Fauci)

      Aug. 1, 2020

      “Wrong! We have more cases because we have tested far more than any other country, 60,000,000. If we tested less, there would be less cases,” (Donald Trump in a retweet of Anthony Fauci saying the U.S. has seen more cases than European countries because it only shut down a fraction of its economy amid the pandemic)

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “I think we are doing very well and I think … as well as any nation,”

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “They are dying. That’s true. And you — it is what it is.”

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!”

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “Right now I think it’s under control.”

      Aug. 3, 2020

      “You know, there are those that say you can test too much, you do know that.”

      Aug. 4, 2020

      “…we have among the lowest numbers.” – White House Press Briefing

      Aug. 5, 2020

      “If you look at children, children are almost – and I would almost say definitely – but almost immune from this disease.”

      Aug. 5, 2020

      “We’re supplying the world now with ventilators. You go back four months, we didn’t have any.” – Fox and Friends

      Aug. 5, 2020

      “It will go away like things go away”

      Aug. 6, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 160,000

      Aug. 12, 2020

      U.S. reports the highest number of COVID-19 deaths in one day since mid-May

      Aug. 16, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 170,000

      Aug. 19, 2020

      New York Times report reveals that in December 2020 that Trump yelled, “You’re killing me! This whole thing is! We’ve got all the damn cases…I want to do what Mexico does. They don’t give you a test till you get to the emergency room and you’re vomiting,” at Jared Kushner during an August 19, 2020 meeting.

      Aug. 22, 2020

      “Many doctors and studies disagree with this!” (Donald Trump in a quote tweet of a Twitter moment stating that the FDA is revoking hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for COVID-19 treatment, as they are “unlikely to be effective”)

      Aug. 22, 2020

      “The deep state, or whoever, over at the FDA is making it very difficult for drug companies to get people in order to test the vaccines and therapeutics. Obviously, they are hoping to delay the answer until after November 3rd. Must focus on speed, and saving lives!”

      Aug. 23, 2020

      The President claims that ballot drop boxes are a “voter security disaster” and a “big fraud,” “possible for a person to vote multiple times” and that they aren’t “Covid sanitized.”

      Aug. 26, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 180,000

      Aug. 31, 2020

      “We’ve done a great job in Covid but we don’t get the credit.”

      Aug. 31, 2020

      Over Six million Americans have tested positive for the coronavirus.

      Sept. 4, 2020

      There will be a vaccine “before the end of the year and maybe even before Nov. 1. I think we can probably have it sometime in October.”

      Sept. 9, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 190,000

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “I really do believe that we are rounding the corner. The vaccines are right there”

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “This is nobody’s fault but China.”

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “We’ve possibly done the best job”

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “We have rounded the final turn”

      Sept. 10, 2020

      “I think that we’ve probably done the best job of any country”

      Sept. 14, 2020

      Trump was asked if he is afraid of Coronavirus risk at his rallies: “I’m on a stage, it’s very far away, so I’m not at all concerned.”

      Sept. 16, 2020

      “If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.”

      Sept. 16, 2020

      Reporter: “[The head of the CDC] said that the vaccine for the general public wouldn’t be available until next Summer or maybe even early fall. Are you comfortable with that timeline?” Trump: “I think he made a mistake when he said that. That’s just incorrect information.”

      Sept. 19, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 200,000

      Sept. 21, 2020

      “Take your hat off to the young because they have a hell of an immune system. But [the virus] affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing. By the way, open your schools everybody, open your schools.”

      Sept. 21, 2020

      “We’re rounding the corner,” “With or without a vaccine. They hate when I say that but that’s the way it is. … We’ve done a phenomenal job. Not just a good job, a phenomenal job. Other than public relations, but that’s because I have fake news. On public relations, I give myself a D. On the job itself, we take an A+.”

      Sept. 21, 2020

      “In some states, thousands of people — nobody young. Below the age of 18, like, nobody. They have a strong immune system, who knows? Take your hat off to the young, because they have a hell of an immune system. But it affects virtually nobody. It’s an amazing thing. By the way, open your schools everybody, open your schools.”

      Sept. 23, 2020

      “I think we’re rounding the turn very much.”

      Sept. 28, 2020

      “And I say, and I’ll say it all the time: We’re rounding the corner. And, very importantly, vaccines are coming, but we’re rounding the corner regardless. But vaccines are coming, and they’re coming fast. ”

      Sept. 29, 2020

      “Well, so far we have had no problem whatsoever. ” [Trump referring to the thousands of people attending his rallies]

      October 2, 2020

      Trump and the First Lady test positive for Coronavirus. More than a dozen White House staff and aides test positive shortly thereafter.

      Oct. 5, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 210,000

      Oct. 5, 2020

      “Don’t be afraid of Covid.”

      Oct. 6, 2020

      “Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu, Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!” [Source: Trump Tweet and Facebook Post, both were taken down]

      Oct. 10, 2020

      “But it’s going to disappear; it is disappearing.”

      Oct. 11, 2020

      “…We have done a “phenomenal” job, according to certain governors. Many people agree…And now come the Vaccines & Cures, long ahead of projections!”

      Oct. 12, 2020

      “Under my leadership, we’re delivering a safe vaccine and a rapid recovery like nobody can even believe. And if you look at our upward path, no country in the world has recovered the way we’ve recovered economically or otherwise, not even close.”

      Oct. 12, 2020

      “I went through it. Now, they say I’m immune. I can feel—I feel so powerful.”

      Oct. 12, 2020

      “When this first came out, if we didn’t do a good job, they predicted 2.2 million people would die, we’re 210,000. We shouldn’t be at, one, it’s China’s fault. They allowed this to happen.”

      Oct. 15, 2020

      “Excess mortality, we’re a winner on the excess mortality. And what we’ve done has been amazing. And we have done an amazing job. And it’s rounding the corner and we have the vaccines coming, and we have the therapies coming.”

      Oct. 18, 2020

      “He’ll listen to the scientists… If I listened totally to the scientists, we would right now have a country that would be in a massive depression instead — we’re like a rocket ship. Take a look at the numbers.” [Trump referring to Biden]

      Oct. 19, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 220,000

      Oct. 19, 2020

      “People are saying whatever. Just leave us alone. They’re tired of it. People are tired of hearing Fauci and all these idiots…Fauci is a nice guy. He’s been here for 500 years.”

      Oct. 19, 2020

      “They are getting tired of the pandemic, aren’t they? You turn on CNN, that’s all they cover. ‘Covid, Covid, Pandemic, Covid, Covid.’ You know why? They’re trying to talk everybody out of voting. People aren’t buying it, CNN, you dumb bastards.”

      Oct. 20, 2020

      Politico reports that The White House is considering slashing millions of dollars for coronavirus relief, HIV treatment, screenings for newborns and other programs in Democratic-led cities that President Donald Trump has deemed “anarchist jurisdictions.”

      Oct. 22, 2020

      “We are rounding the turn (on coronavirus). We are rounding the corner.”

      Oct. 24, 2020

      “Turn on television: ‘covid, covid, covid, covid, covid.’ A plane goes down, 500 people dead, they don’t talk about it — ‘covid, covid, covid, covid,’ “By the way, on November 4th, you won’t hear about it anymore.”

      Oct. 26, 2020

      “Cases up because we TEST, TEST, TEST. A Fake News Media Conspiracy. Many young people who heal very fast. 99.9%. Corrupt Media conspiracy at all time high. On November 4th., the topic will totally change. VOTE!”

      Oct. 26, 2020

      “We have made tremendous progress with the China Virus, but the Fake News refuses to talk about it this close to the Election. COVID, COVID, COVID is being used by them, in total coordination, in order to change our great early election numbers. Should be an election law violation!”

      Oct. 27, 2020

      “So they brought it down now, immunity, from life to four months. And you know now with them, you can’t watch anything else. You turn on… COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID, COVID. Well, we have a spike in cases. You ever notice, they don’t use the word death. They use the word cases, cases. Like, “Barron Trump is a case.” He has sniffles. He was sniffling. One Kleenex, that’s all he needed. One, and he was better. But he’s a case”

      Oct. 27, 2020

      “November 4th. On November 4th, you’ll hear, “It’s getting better. It’s getting better.” You watch. No, no, they’re doing heavy COVID because they want to scare people, and people get it.” [Trump referring to news media]

      Oct. 28, 2020

      “Covid, Covid, Covid is the unified chant of the Fake News Lamestream Media. They will talk about nothing else until November 4th., when the Election will be (hopefully!) over. Then the talk will be how low the death rate is, plenty of hospital rooms, & many tests of young people.”

      Oct. 30, 2020

      “More Testing equals more Cases. We have the best testing. Deaths WAY DOWN. Hospitals have great additional capacity! Doing much better than Europe. Therapeutics working!”

      Oct. 30, 2020

      Nine million Americans have now been infected by the coronavirus.

      Oct. 30, 2020

      “Our doctors get more money if someone dies from Covid,” and so “when in doubt choose Covid.”

      Nov. 1, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 230,000

      Nov. 1, 2020

      “Biden wants to LOCKDOWN our Country, maybe for years. Crazy! There will be NO LOCKDOWNS. The great American Comeback is underway!!!”

      Nov. 2, 2020

      “Joe Biden is promising to delay the vaccine and turn America into a prison state—locking you in your home while letting far-left rioters roam free. The Biden Lockdown will mean no school, no graduations, no weddings, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas, no Fourth of July”

      Nov. 2, 2020

      “We have more Cases because we have more Testing!”

      Nov. 9, 2020

      “If Joe Biden were President, you wouldn’t have the Vaccine for another four years, nor would the @US_FDA have ever approved it so quickly. The bureaucracy would have destroyed millions of lives”

      Nov. 10, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 240,000

      Nov. 11, 2020

      U.S. hits a record 140,000 COVID-19 cases per day

      November 11, 2020

      Texas hits 1 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

      Nov. 18, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 250,000

      Nov. 19, 2020

      Last Coronavirus Task Force press briefing under the Trump Administration.

      Nov. 24, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 260,000

      Dec. 2, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 270,000

      Dec. 7, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 280,000

      Dec. 8, 2020

      “Before Operation Warp Speed, the typical time [for vaccine approval] could be infinity.”

      Dec. 8, 2020

      Trump continues holding White House holiday parties despite guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit indoor gatherings and curtain travel amid the spike in virus infections. Masks are not required, according to guests.

      Dec. 9, 2020

      3,103 U.S. COVID-19 deaths in one day

      Dec. 10, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 290,000

      Dec. 14, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 300,000

      Dec. 17, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 310,000

      Dec. 22, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 320,000

      Dec. 22, 2020

      “Distribution of both vaccines is going very smoothly. Amazing how many people are being vaccinated, record numbers. Our Country, and indeed the World, will soon see the great miracle of what the Trump Administration has accomplished. They said it couldn’t be done!!!”

      Dec. 25, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 330,000

      Dec. 30, 2020

      As recently as mid-December, the Trump administration touted an ambitious goal: 20 million COVID-19 vaccinations by the year’s end. A CDC tracker shows only about 2 million people have been vaccinated so far.

      Dec. 31, 2020

      U.S. death toll passes 340,000

      Dec. 31, 2020

      Trump tweets, “The Federal Government has distributed the vaccines to the states. Now it is up to the states to administer. Get moving!”

      Dec. 31, 2020

      HHS awards a contract to a private firm to review COVID-19 tests in an attempt to bypass scientists at the FDA.

      January 1

      U.S. surpasses 20 million confirmed COVID-19 cases

      January 3

      U.S. death toll passes 350,000

      January 3

      “Something how Dr. Fauci is revered by the LameStream Media as such a great professional, having done, they say, such an incredible job, yet he works for me and the Trump Administration, and I am in no way given any credit for my work. Gee, could this just be more Fake News?”

      January 3

      “The number of cases and deaths of the China Virus is far exaggerated in the United States because of @CDCgov’s ridiculous method of determination compared to other countries, many of whom report, purposely, very inaccurately and low. “When in doubt, call it Covid.” Fake News!” Fauci responds, “”The deaths are real deaths. All you need to do is go out into the trenches…”

      January 3

      Trump tweets, “The vaccines are being delivered to the states by the Federal Government far faster than they can be administered!”

      January 4

      CDC reports that 4.6 million people have been vaccinated.

      January 6

      U.S. death toll passes 360,000

      January 6

      Trump mob storms Congress. Officials reported at least 3,963 new coronavirus deaths in the US, a new single-day record.

      January 9

      U.S. death toll passes 370,000

      January 12

      HHS Secretary Alex Azar announced that the federal government would begin releasing vaccine doses that had been held in reserve for second shots, but no such reserve existed. His false announcement raised false hopes among state and local officials.

      January 13

      U.S. death toll passes 380,000

      January 14

      The Trump administration promised to have 20 million people given their first shot by the end of 2020. Two weeks later, they have administered just over 11 million.

      January 15

      12 million doses of vaccine administered.

      January 16

      U.S. death tool passes 390,000

      January 18

      Washington Post reports that emergency PPP loans were provided for organizations that spread misinformation about coronavirus and vaccination.

      January 20

      Each day in January, covid-19 killed an average of 3,100 people in the United States — one every 28 seconds.

      January 20, 2021

      Trump’s term in office saw over 25 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States, over 400,000 of which resulted in death.

  • Zhombre

    August 23, 2021 at 9:57 am

    Election is a year away. Things change.

    • Ocean Joe

      August 24, 2021 at 6:48 am

      Yes, last year I thought the gov would turn our schools into killing fields (ie: the push to re-open earlier) and it worked out fine. Nobody mentions it anymore. The kids really dont do well on line, they need to be there in person. So this year, if the school boards stand firm, kids mostly wear masks, and no child is lost, it will all blow over as well.
      In other words, if the school boards continue to protect the kids, they will also protect Desantis from the idiocy of his own policy on masks.
      And it is idiotic.

      • A. L. Eisenstadt

        August 24, 2021 at 5:00 pm

        well said. Desantis is trying to outtrump. He doesnt care about the children or constituents, or would shut his bars, not take away school money and make such an issue about masks.

      • A. L. Eisenstadt

        August 25, 2021 at 11:35 am

        Well said, although parents see the ridiculous arguments DeSantis makes. Their rights mead squat over a virus who doesnt care about your party, your religion or opinion. You are a host for their party, calling getting sick and dying.

  • Alex

    August 23, 2021 at 11:28 am

    No surprise.

    Making kids sick and actively trying to harm the folks protecting them for political revenge isn’t rational, reasonable, or human.

  • LAURA

    August 23, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    GROSS MISHANDLING OF THE COVID PANDEMIC KNOCKED ANOTHER LEADER OUT OF OFFICE, TRUMP. HISTORY DOES REPEAT ITSELF.

    • a. l. eisenstadt

      August 25, 2021 at 11:36 am

      WE can hope. Desantis is following trump, how did that work out.

  • Tom

    August 23, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    Once again fake poll.
    Last weeks poll had Gov up on Crist and sizably on the Fraud. Forgive me, but the Repubs are once again being short changed on support for America’s Gov. Fake polls.
    Repubs will support America’s Gov 95% or greater. Furthermore, non party affiliates and Independents support the Gov. Very good news.
    Alex, you are the pathetic loser, non human. DeSantis the best!

    • Whiskey67

      August 23, 2021 at 1:54 pm

      Tom-love that shade of brown lipstick! Bye Karen 🤣 You keep trying to push your Republican slop- news flash- NO ONE IS LISTENING!!👍🏻 Have a blessed day🤣

    • Shar

      August 23, 2021 at 7:55 pm

      You’re correct. It’s going to be a big red wave in 2022! The Democrates are panicking and it’s so fun to watch! DeSantis is leading all the way. More and more people have spoken out how they wished they had previously voted for him and will do so this time.

    • Christine

      August 24, 2021 at 4:45 pm

      So what makes you so certain YOUR poll results are not fake? You guys are hysterical. Anything that disagrees with your beliefs is fake. SMH.

    • A. L. Eisenstadt

      August 24, 2021 at 5:01 pm

      well said. Desantis is trying to outtrump. He doesnt care about the children or constituents, or would shut his bars, not take away school money and make such an issue about masks.

    • Gord white

      August 25, 2021 at 6:32 am

      Hey everybody, Tom is an expert. At what I don’t know but he sure is eloquent isn’t he. Be like Tom. Be an expert at absolutely nothing. Have a nice day!

  • Greg Johnson

    August 23, 2021 at 12:52 pm

    I live you Texas if the people of Florida vote for that clown again I am coming to get whatever you are taking down there!!!

    • Tom

      August 23, 2021 at 7:02 pm

      Whiskey lush & Greg.
      Listening is a skill in which both of you fail. Go sit in your liberal cocoon.
      Call Alex, the loser.
      DeSantis wins bigly!

  • Whiskey67

    August 23, 2021 at 1:08 pm

    DeSACLess needs to go! Pulls his kids out of school and puts them in a private one with MASK mandates and lets other kids die. Typical Republican trash! He and his Deputy Dog Sheriff! But- they do make for great memes to laugh at. 🤣 They and Webster all wear such a lovely shade of ORANGE lipstick!!

    • Tom

      August 23, 2021 at 1:20 pm

      You are an idiot. Drunk on whiskey.
      Dems Can’t defend the border, Dems can’t defend Americans abroad and Dems can’t defend us in cities.
      Inflation out of control, over 10 million not working. But liberals are in the cocoon. Spare us.
      Listening is a skill, and Dems liberal scream confuses you. Gov said parents decide, you fool.
      Small person like most of you are ridicules his kids or others.
      America’s Governor the best!

      • Not who you think I am

        August 24, 2021 at 4:52 pm

        what border does the governor of Florida protect?
        The governor of Florida is doing a bang up job of protecting the current, future and former voters against covid. Oh wait, that is not true at all. Don’t they have the highest infection rate in the whole entire US? Maybe you should worry about what is in your own backyard. That is if you can swim your way through the swamp that Trump is making bigger by the day

        • Tom

          August 24, 2021 at 6:25 pm

          U are a Idiot Dummycrat. As if we are able to protect ourselves abroad?
          Are our urban cities better? In Florida Yes, not nationally. Of course our border matters. What kind of fool says the border doesn’t matter, only a Democrat.
          DeSantis is America’s Governor.
          He will win sizably. You are all Manchurian fools. Followers of Rachel Maddie the queen idiot.
          DeSantis the best.
          I F U C K, tell her YOU.

          • HappyDemocrat

            August 27, 2021 at 4:09 pm

            Rachel Maddow is a Rhodes Scholar. I am sure, by reading your almost incoherent rants, that you are not.

      • A. l. Eisenstadt

        August 25, 2021 at 11:42 am

        Well this is not the time for parents to decide. Reason it is called PUBLIC HEALTH. Parents didnt decide to give you MMR, they were mandated to, unless you never went to school. In fla, that is possible. To work in a hospital need heb a and b vaccines, mmr proof, tetantus, pertussis, yearly TB tests. You make it sound like this is the first vaccine ever. We have had vaccine over 75 years, but none have become political like this one. TRUMP caused this and now cant even stop it. He gets booed. Although deaths are on his and Desantis head. We have the prevention but people would rather take deworming medicine they heard on fox, rather than a vaccine given to 160mm americans with 0 deaths. Safer than aspirin.

    • Haolewoke

      August 24, 2021 at 4:03 pm

      Is there 1 republican who isn’t a hypocrite? 🙄

      • Tom

        August 24, 2021 at 6:29 pm

        No we don’t have any but you are a dumb ass liberal idiot. LMAO. Quite a feet. Call Alex.

        • Cyn Lindner

          August 25, 2021 at 4:57 pm

          Tom- are you able to to post even one response without resorting to name calling or profanity? I guess one has to use the limited vocabulary one has. Perhaps your time would be better spent taking a remedial English class or at least purchase a dictionary,

          • A. L. Eisenstadt

            August 27, 2021 at 5:20 pm

            Thank you for your response to Tom. It is people like him which is allowing Covid back into our lifes, why the death rate is rising and infections spreading. He will take deworming bills, anti malaria pills, anything even bleach, but not the proven safe and effective vaccine. 0 have died from vaccine, but southern states are being bombarded by poisoning from idiots like tom. That called you an idiot, only an idiot like trumpers drink bleach, take poisons made for animals and parasites and tried to overthrow our govt.

          • SammyTwoBucks

            August 29, 2021 at 11:26 am

            Oh please the virtrol from the Democrats’ devotees is just as bad.
            You are all a bunch of hypocrites!
            The two party system is a failure!

  • Tom

    August 23, 2021 at 1:14 pm

    You are a fool.
    DeSantis is all kahones.
    America’s Governor. Smear campaign will not be successful.

    • Sporty

      August 28, 2021 at 2:33 am

      You should take his “kahones” out of your mouth, you’ll be able to speak better.

  • Adam

    August 23, 2021 at 2:02 pm

    The poll is based on 1000 Florida Residents hardly a number close to a representation of the Florida population. The poll was conducted from 1 to 8. with these hours there is no way to judge the working-class representation which would only represent the 3 hours.
    This poll like many others is wrong because they never poll adequate numbers of the population to give a better representation.
    The media just keeps spinning their own sides.

    • Tom

      August 23, 2021 at 6:55 pm

      Adam, fair point.
      Common for polling to minimize sample size. Regardless, even if they had tapped 100 more, if they base the numbers on the Repubs only providing 75% support they are delusional. On the other hand Gov leads with non party and independents. That’s a very good sign. The polling company trying to pull Repubs that’s all.

      America’s Gov will not be abandoned by Repubs period! That’s a joke of a poll. The whole message was bout Democrats. Typical

  • Tom

    August 23, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    You are the whiskey lush.
    Don’t lecture me.
    Of course you are not, cocoon liberal.
    Can’t handle the truth.
    LMAO

  • mary Black

    August 23, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    When DeSantis first took office, I thought he would do well, but all the following happenings told me I was very wrong. Now I think he is an idiot…

    • Tom

      August 23, 2021 at 9:54 pm

      No, you are but so be it.
      You deserve Gillium. Or how’s Cuomo’s fondling? How bout Northman’s black face.
      DeSantis stands on Angels wings!
      You should be more thankful.

      • Laura Shannon Smith

        August 23, 2021 at 11:44 pm

        Oh for heaven’s sake….Angels wings??????? Have you taken your meds today?

        • Gord white

          August 25, 2021 at 6:43 am

          Shhh! Don’t ruin it for Tom. He,s auditioning for Fox Primetime next week. How do you think he will do? LMFAO!!

      • A. L. Eisenstadt

        August 25, 2021 at 11:47 am

        Tom, take your admiration or hero praise a tad down for DeSantis. His attempt at an communist rule in FL. is killing people. Mothers dying after giving birth, overflowing neonatal ICU’s. Telling Norwegian cruise lines, a private foreign country, who they can or cant let on their ships. He is a dictator, socialist king you support who ignores the desperate situation in his state for political gain. He ignores public health, parents concerns which will come back to bite him in the ass. You can screw with a lot of things, but not our kids.

    • Andrew Finn

      August 24, 2021 at 9:48 pm

      You got that right Mary. Look on eBay and you can get a shirt that says “My Governor Is An Idiot”. I got mine a few weeks ago.

    • a. l. eisenstadt

      August 27, 2021 at 5:21 pm

      Touche

  • martin

    August 24, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Consider the author of this hit piece. Has he ever authored anything of significance?

  • Karen

    August 24, 2021 at 11:16 am

    DeSantis won the GOV race by about 32K. He’s murdered more than 40K during the pandemic. Large portion of the 40K are DeSantis voters. He’s beatable. Unless FL continues to vote against its own interests. Which is certainly likely. That’s why we call it FloriDUH.

    • Tom

      August 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm

      Demented, you are!
      Yes angels wings!
      Compared to fondler cuomo or black face northam.
      You are deranged and mentally unfit to even utter that let alone think.
      Pathetic. He’s killed no one u idiot.

      • A. L. Eisenstadt

        August 25, 2021 at 11:50 am

        No need to get so testy tom. No need to kiss DeSantis feet. He killed people with negligence. Dont compare to other governors 18 months ago, dont you learn from mistakes? Desantis is still making them, ignoring science & risking the health of the most vulnerable in our society. You love desantis, most people love their kids more.

  • John A

    August 24, 2021 at 8:09 pm

    42,272 death toll in Florida from virus, mostly unvaccinated.

    Desantis won by 32,000 last time around. Most deaths are from those who have vaccinated, and most of those are Republican.

  • Andrew Finn

    August 24, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    I have been a Republican voter on local, state, and federal levels since I began voting decades ago. Next year I will break ranks and vote for anybody (and I mean ANYBODY) who will run against Emperor DeSantis. That idiot has got to go. Donald Trump’s handling of the virus situation is what brought him down, and history will repeat itself here in Florida.

    • A. L. Eisenstadt

      August 25, 2021 at 11:53 am

      Smart move for your state and country.

  • Linda

    August 24, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    Andrew Finn….finally a smart Republican…Bravo

  • Rob Sol

    August 25, 2021 at 1:30 pm

    the Governator T3000 is doing the job he was hired for.

  • Donald Prunty

    August 25, 2021 at 7:47 pm

    So when do the libs start calling him a racist, sexist xenophobe? You know these are their go to tactics for every republican candidate since Nixon. While ignoring the blatant racism of…lets see the current POTUS.

  • Laura Shannon

    August 26, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Donald, it isn’t “libs” fault that there is evidence of racism, sexism, and xenophobia in most republican candidates behavior and speech since Nixon. (Including 19 counts of sexual assault by the last one) You did omit lying, stealing money from their own constituents, tax fraud, blatant self absorption-not caring one lick about anybody but themselves and their next election, “falling in love” with communist dictator leaders, falsely attacking and accusing our military of treason, calling themselves “God”, instructing their cult followers to overtake a sacred government institution, lying about a viral pandemic and turning their backs while thousands of Americans die a horrible death, —I could go on, but it would require dozens of pages, and since I live in Florida, I have to figure out how to stay alive since Covid is all around me now- so I can keep my disabled child alive. We have been vaccinated,, but we are scared to death of those who have not- but hey you conserv republicans are a hoot to be around.

  • Laura Shannon

    August 26, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Oh shoot, I forgot my question. I have provided many examples of my allegations, can you provide FACTUAL example of the blatant racism of current POTUS?

  • HappyDemocrat

    August 27, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    God bless and keep you and your child safe. Your reply is so spot on!

  • Frank Lee

    September 1, 2021 at 10:16 am

    Well, it’s a data point, it’d be much more interesting to hear from an unbiased political reporter who works in Florida as to the state’s mood. The first poll that showed DeSantis “under water” was by a pollster who had Joe Biden winning Florida. This one is by a pollster who had Donald Trump winning Florida by 14 points, compared to the 3.5 he actually did win by. The level of accuracy is something to keep in mind, a 10 point swap that has DeSantis’ approval at 53% and disapproval at 44% is entirely realistic. Weak data points should be weighed accordingly.

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