Whatever one may think about the coronavirus — that it has been overblown, underestimated, or handled with impeccable care — one thing is beyond dispute: Trump’s political opponents will be hard-pressed not to use Covid-19 as yet another way of portraying the Republican leader as unworthy of the White House. After all, we are talking about the year 2020, when the American people are staring down the barrel of the most pivotal presidential elections to come along in many years. In other words, nothing should surprise us.
Nobody in their right mind would wish for a global pandemic. Yet, such wisdom may seem less obvious in an election year as the Democrats look prepared to use the coronavirus as a weapon in their quest to unseat Trump.