Okay, he went there. Tweeting about the lethal pandemic upon us, Trump just called it "the Chinese virus," because, really, faced with a vast global and national catastrophe, what could be more helpful - along with maybe adequate testing, social distancing and a functional health care system - than mindless racism? Listen up, you despicable pig: Viruses don't have nationalities, hand-washing helps, xenophobic hating on others doesn't. Twitter: "'Chinese virus.' American jackass."
"The absence of national leadership on Covid-19 is unprecedented and dangerous," reads statement from current and former staffers.
"Despite the White House spin attempts, this will go down as a colossal failure...
"The Lancet isn't playing. They want Trump out."