Virus Spurs Fears For 2020

Via The Washington Examiner:

Stock markets plunged on Thursday amid fresh warnings that the coronavirus outbreak is worsening, deepening fears among some Republican figures that a global pandemic could damage President Trump’s reelection campaign.

The latest market drop came a day after Trump appeared in the White House briefing room to signal he was taking control of a crisis response that had been plagued by muddled messaging.

However, his intervention, placing Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the response, raises the possibility that the White House will be held responsible for any missteps or deaths.

“But that’s what leaders do,” said a key 2020 campaign donor. “Barack Obama wouldn’t have done it, but, with that, comes risk.”