He should have hired a spin-doctor and someone to write his speeches when the subject was the pandemic, Even though i know it's not his style at all.
Just wishing the virus away is not quite enough, He also had a responsibility to his voters (especially those in the southern states) to be a role model on how to follow the guide-lines during a pandemic (Too many deniers who do not care).
Role model my arse, even his most fanatic supporters are betraying him now and voting Democrat, even some hard Republicans have publicly stated they will support Biden. That's really bad
People are realising that he is not meant to lead during bad times, during a crisis, during an apocalypse, and probably not during a war. The day that hard line Republicans join the darkside and vote for the far left socialists, means that times are really bad.
What a pity, because tech companies and investors in general are pro Trump, even with his unorthodox way of doing things, he's managed to keep the stock market over inflated by 30-40%, which means a healthy 401k for people who have money saved, and even now, stocks have stock up to near highs again. With Trump it's very likely that the DOW will see 5%-10% growth for the next 4-5 years - With Biden, it will be a 30% drop during the first term, and a long L shaped recovery.
He's insulting his own staff, contradicting his own experts, top doctors, etc, what kind of a President would do that 3 months before election, it makes no sense, he is shooting himself in the foot, unless he is doing this on purpose because he doesn't want to win but wants to leave America in shambles first.
Trump decided to re-open economy too soon, it paid off, markets rebounded to near highs, totally unexpected, but at the cost of 50,000-60,000 new cases a day and people dying. If it were Joe Biden he would keep America locked for God knows how long, the economy would stagnate further down the sink hole, higher contraction, depression like scenario, and markets would have likely collapsed to levels they were during 2008-2009 or worse. It's obvious Trump is not a conventional leader, he's NUTS !!! But thanks to him, a lot of people who have built a nest egg will have a decent retirement, he's keeping the economy, jobs, and money markets healthy and over inflated One day this bubble will explode, and that'll be in 6-10 years from now. The next 5 years will likely yield good returns, coronavirus or not, and in 2021 recovery will be much better than anticipated, especially with more positive news about vaccines, of course assuming Trump wins. Neither Russia, nor China will help him - he's on his own and I would hate to see the EMBARRASSMENT when he loses by a landslide. Oh well it is what it is.
Also he should take it easy on the building of tensions with China, now is not a good time for his arm wrestling with Xi Jinping, both should just settle down and wait for the shoving match after the pandemic is dealt with, the whole world can then send the bill to China, but for now let's focus on finding a vaccine and getting rid of this virus. Unfortunately, North America needs China, and China needs us, any rising tensions with China will impact the economy in a negative way and stall recovery.