Trump’s Coronavirus Approval Hits Record Low As New Cases Hit Record High

Approval of Trump’s coronavirus response has hit a record low as new coronavirus cases hit a single-day record high. After saying he wants to do less testing and recklessly holding a rally in the middle of a pandemic, it’s clear why.

New coronavirus cases hit a single-day record high yesterday.

Washington Post: “Across the United States, 38,115 new infections were reported by state health departments on Wednesday — surpassing the previous single-day record of 34,203 set on April 25. Texas, Florida and California led the way, with all three states reporting more than 5,000 new cases apiece.”

Approval of Trump’s coronavirus response fell to the lowest level on record.

Reuters: “American approval of President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has dropped to the lowest level on record, the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll shows, as new COVID-19 cases surged and Trump was widely criticized for suggesting he wanted to slow down testing.”

ABC News: “Approval of Trump’s coronavirus response underwater, as he returns to campaign trail: POLL”

After saying he ordered a slowdown in testing, Trump is ending federal funding for numerous testing sites by the end of this month.

CNBC: “The Trump administration will end federal funding for 13 community-based coronavirus testing sites by the end of June as part of a previously announced plan to extend financial support for Covid-19 testing across the nation by other means.”

After Trump ignored health experts to hold an indoor campaign rally, at least eight members of his advance team contracted Covid-19 and dozens of Secret Service agents have been forced to quarantine.

CNBC: “Two members of a campaign advance team who attended President Donald Trump’s rally in Oklahoma on Saturday have tested positive for the coronavirus, the campaign said Monday. The new test results bring the tally of advance team members for the Tulsa event who have tested positive for Covid-19 up to eight.”

Washington Post: “Dozens of Secret Service officers and agents who were on site for President Trump’s rally in Tulsa last week were ordered to self-quarantine after two of their colleagues tested positive for the novel coronavirus, part of the fallout from Trump’s insistence on holding the mass gathering over the objections of public health officials.”