Trump’s Business Interests Are Shaping His Response to the Coronavirus
Trump’s happy talk about the virus can be chalked up to his efforts to stave off steep losses if people abandon his hotels and resorts. His desire to throw massive sums of money at the industries involved are similarly motivated. And his desperation to prop up the financial markets is all about maintaining the illusion that the economy is still supercharged long enough to get him re-elected.
As usual, Donald Trump’s primary concern, if not his sole concern, is Donald Trump.