As states and cities across the country shut down and the federal government drafts measures to counter the economic costs of the coronavirus’ spread, the spotlight is on President Donald Trump and his administration, which has been criticized for its crisis response. The Onion looks at the timeline of the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus so far.
Trump posts first tweet about the coronavirus, daring it to provoke the powerful U.S. military.
World Health Organization sows mass confusion by contradicting Trump’s statement that everything fine.
Trump adds quick few lines about coronavirus to China travel ban already sitting on desk.
Administration turns down tests from WHO because then we’d have to get them something and it would turn into a whole thing.
Trump admits outbreak worsened in large part due to Obama still being president.
Iran sanctions working like magic as nation’s death toll climbs.
Team of advisors spend hours explaining concept of paid sick leave.
Anxious nation soothed at Rose Garden press conference by mere sight of Target CEO.
Trump declares threat over after testing negative.
Reports reveal Trump attempted to bribe German scientists to create vaccine that only works on white people.
Trump announces corporate relief plan that bills every American adult $1,000.
First sign of slight economic recovery results in Trump’s landslide reelection.