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United States: Melania Trump highly critical of Donald Trump’s handling of Covid

In March 2020, millions of Americans were terrified of contracting the coronavirus, which was killing hundreds of people a day. Many were also furious that the then President of the United States didn't care and treated the highly contagious disease as if it were just a cold. Among those concerned Americans was Melania Trump.

According to journalists Susan Glasser and Peter Baker, the then-first lady was "reeling from the coronavirus and convinced that Trump was screwing up." In their new book, The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021, they write that Melania was so concerned about her husband's poor performance during the pandemic that she called former New Jersey governor Chris Christie – who years earlier had been fired from Trump's team – and asked him to convince the president to take the crisis more seriously. 

Unfortunately for the hundreds of thousands of Americans who would die under his presidency, Trump reportedly brushed off his wife's concerns with the reply, "You worry too much." At the start of the pandemic, the President lied to the country about the severity of the virus, claiming it was no worse than the flu, and reportedly rejected a plan to distribute masks to every household that could have ended the pandemic in April 2020. But wait: he also organised super-spreading events and told people not to let COVID "dominate" their lives after receiving the best possible medical care at Walter Reed, where he himself fought an episode of COVID and was reportedly about to be put on a ventilator. Leadership!

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