I replied to a tweet tonight, and that’s when it hit me.
Donald Trump’s idiotic policies relating to coronavirus set back the United States. And Joe Biden is hamstrung because of it.
Trump held the science and medical communities in such low regard that America wobbled out of the first wave of coronavirus later and weaker than it should have. By time Biden picked up the pieces of the disaster that was made by his predecessor, he had to devote far more attention than he might have to ramping up the vaccination effort.
He also had to figure out how to make Trump’s lame deal with the Taliban hold up.
And we wonder why certain nations are sure to benefit from the U.S. now in the fifth year of disrupted domestic politics.