Hillary Clinton would have Handled the Coronavirus Differently

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Imagine an alternate reality where there was no Electoral College and Hillary Clinton won the Presidential Election in 2016.

Fast forward to 2020 and the first stirrings of a new virus in China are making their way to the Pandemic Team on Clinton’s National Security Council.

What would a Hillary Clinton Presidency have done?

Probably not what the Trump one has.

She probably would have had the Pandemic Team on the NSC (the one Trump disbanded and reorganized in 2018) gather all the experts and immediately ask for strategies on how to address the virus spread when it hit the United States.

Clinton would probably recognize, unlike Trump, that the virus would hit the country with many American Citizens falling ill.

Clinton, unlike Trump, would have immediately told her people in the Administration behind the scenes, based on recent health scares like the Ebola one in the Obama Administration, to plan for a coordinated response to the Virus.

She, unlike Mr. Trump, would have immediately notified her cabinet, Congressional leaders, and the nation’s Governors and Mayors and asked them to start preparing for the socio-economic ramifications that would come with the virus hitting the country.

She, unlike Mr. Trump, would have had ready to go strategies and talking points in place to meet the crisis head-on.

So, if Hillary Clinton was the President, there would not have been:

  • Lack of total federal coordination and messaging with the states on meeting the Coronavirus.
  • States having to compete with each other for supplies and beg the Federal Government, as Governor Cuomo for New York did today (March 24, 2020) for ventilators.
  • A self-centered temperamentally challenged leader who day after day in the White House Briefing Room continually making counterproductive comments like attacking reporters, calling the virus (until yesterday) the Chinese Virus, bragging about miracle drugs that are not available, and auditioning to be the new Doctor Death by ignoring health and scientific experts by wanting people to risk their lives by reopening businesses and social gathering locations.

So when people go to the polls in the crucial states of  Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Wisconsin (the other 41 states are probably preordained) on November 3, 2020, they need to remember that they have proof now of how Mr. Trump handles a crisis that affects lives.

For the good of the country and the safety of the American People, do not repeat the same mistake twice.

Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, like an alternate reality with Hillary Clinton at the helm, would handle this crisis infinitely better than the current occupant of the White House.

Do not make the same mistake twice.

 

 

 

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

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