As U.S. Nears 200k Coronavirus Deaths, Trump's Approach Draws Scrutiny | The Choice 2020
21 Sep 2020
A scene from "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden" examines President Donald Trump's early handling of the coronavirus crisis.
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President Trump’s approach to the coronavirus is among the issues scrutinized in "The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden," a two-hour FRONTLINE documentary special that examines how he and former Vice President Joe Biden have each handled moments of crisis throughout their lives and careers.
In this excerpt from the film, President Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, who was dismissed by Trump last year, criticizes the president’s initial handling of the virus.
“There’s no question that, in the first several months of 2020, staff on the [National Security Council] and the Centers for Disease Control were raising red flags about what was happening in China,” Bolton says in the above scene. “But the president was determined not to hear any bad news.”
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