That's unfair. I don't think the various Republican governors who were hesitant to open too quickly were doing it so that Trump would lose.If you’re wrong, it cost millions of people their jobs. That’s not something to laugh at over a beer.
Again I’m not playing armchair QB. Trump should’ve responded more quickly. Fauci should’ve been more consistent at the beginning. But once it became clear it wasn’t the Black Death, we should’ve snapped to our senses. And we didn’t. So that Trump would lose.
It's too easy to make everything political. This was not political. I mean, of course, it got made political, because everything does, but at the root, we are talking about a lot of scientific unknowns and we did the best we could. Made the wrong choices in a lot of places in hindsight - but it is hindsight, after all.