While appearing on CNN with Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta, former Vice President Al Gore warned “I think we’re in grave danger” and says Trump “has failed as President, particularly on this challenge. The warnings were ignored.”
I have to tell you both: I think that we are seeing the start of a botched reopening. I think that the president appears to be engaging in magical thinking again. And what I mean by that is, you know, a couple of months ago he said one day it’s just going to magically disappear.
It seems as if he may be recklessly rolling the dice hoping that he can goose the economy just enough in the third quarter of this year to enhance his reelection prospects, hoping that he can divert the blame for the extra tens of thousands of Americans who the doctors tell us will die as a result of this and blame it on the Chinese or former President Obama or whoever instead of doing what a president needs to do.
"He has failed as President, particularly on this challenge. The warnings were ignored."
— CNN (@CNN) May 8, 2020