Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Washington Post columnist George Will said President Donald Trump had turned the United States into “pitiful, helpless giant,” with his administration’s repose to the coronavirus pandemic.
Host Chuck Todd said, “The other thing we have been watching is an amazing amount of polling coming out showing President Trump in a rough place, and in a place that seems as if he can’t climb out of. George Will, in 1980 the Iran hostage crisis, I feel like we’re watching a similar thing with the virus. At first, there was a rally around Carter and then obviously, the failed attempt at rescue, and just over time, he’d lose faith and the public sort of lost faith in his ability to lead. I’m wondering, is this–are we going to look back in December and say yeah, that’s the moment we hit that, and we hit that in July with this virus?”