Robert Redfield

Kenny Stancil, staff writer
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence, Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, and Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, look on during a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak on February 29, 2020. (Photo: Roberto Schmidt/AFP via Getty Images)
"The absence of national leadership on Covid-19 is unprecedented and dangerous," reads statement from current and former staffers.
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"Despite the White House spin attempts, this will go down as a colossal failure...


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."