The American people are incredibly fearful, for very good reason.

They want firm calm decisive action, unambiguous accurate advice, and constant reassurance that their government is doing everything it can to fight the virus.

What they don’t want is a blustering bravado-laced leader shooting from the hip every day, lying about being ‘in total control’ of the virus, espousing unproven ‘cures’, picking idiotic fights with the media or political opponents, and giving false hope about when this will all end.

President Trump, like Johnson, has been flailing through this crisis because all his natural instincts are to maintain everyone’s ‘rights’ and ‘freedoms’, and because he appears to be motivated more by a desire to save the economy than lives.