Navigating Coronavirus — October 7

In today’s email, we have new Navigator polling on public opinion of Trump’s diagnosis, his handling of the pandemic, and where we go from here. We also take a look at what Trump is causing economically by walking away from any further coronavirus relief.

Read on for today’s Navigating Coronavirus…

It’s been 223 days since President Trump said we’d soon have zero cases in the U.S. We now have 7.7 million cases and 215,000 deaths in the U.S., and Trump and 33 other contacts have been diagnosed after a super spreader event at the White House.

THE LATEST, WITH **NEW** NAVIGATOR POLLING…

Message guidance on Trump’s diagnosis and his handling of the pandemic, rooted in brand new Navigator polling.

TODAY’S POLLING DECK >> HERE

PRESIDENT TRUMP’S IRRESPONSIBLE BEHAVIOR LED HIM TO GET SICK, AND NOW HE’S RECKLESSLY SPREADING THE VIRUS TO OTHERS AROUND HIM.

WE ARE FACING A CREDIBILITY CRISIS WITH THIS PRESIDENT AND IT’S HARD TO TRUST THE INFORMATION THE WHITE HOUSE IS RELEASING ABOUT HIS VIRUS AND HOW HE’S SPREADING IT.

EVEN AS HE SUFFERS FROM THE VIRUS, TRUMP IS MAKING THIS CRISIS WORSE ACROSS AMERICA.

ECONOMIC CRISIS IN CONTEXT…

The latest on how the economic crisis sparked by coronavirus is being fueled by President Trump’s actions and years of conservative economic policies, focusing today on Trump walking away from the table and ending hopes of additional COVID-19 relief.

By walking away from coronavirus relief, Trump finally admits what we all knew was the case: He has no interest in helping workers and families recover from the economic crisis he exacerbated and deepened.

Because Trump ended the negotiations:

As Trump ends talks of additional support, a reminder that Friday’s “massively concerning” jobs report raised major alarms that the economy is in crisis and the tepid recovery has rapidly decelerated.

We know from the Great Recession that economic relief needs to be robust and long-lasting to avoid a deeper recession and weaker recovery — but Trump and conservatives are doubling down on every mistake made and families and the economy are going to pay the price.

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Navigating Coronavirus is a joint project of Governing for Impact, Groundwork Collaborative, The Hub Project, and Navigator Research.

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