Why Trump Has Changed His Tune About COVID-19

Video Credit: Wochit
Published on July 25, 2020 - Duration: 00:39s

Why Trump Has Changed His Tune About COVID-19

After months of denial, President Donald Trump has finally begun to acknowledge the grim reality of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

It will probably, unfortunately, get worse before it gets better.

President Donald Trump White House press briefing It took a surge of nearly two million coronavirus cases over the last month — and the spate of devastating polls that ensued -- for Trump to pivot.

Trump is now trailing Biden by double digits with an average deficit of 12 percentage points.

Democratic opponent Joe Biden is handily leading Trump by 12 points in the battleground states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Minnesota.

And just 38% of Americans approve of Trump's handling of the pandemic -- with 60% disapproving.

Those in Trump's inner circle have warned him that his political prospects were increasingly linked to his performance in the crisis.

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