From early statements it seemed POTUS was trying to portray Corona as another version of the seasonal corona virus, which it is. However, he sensed the media, the rogue IC, the Deep State on the Chinese payroll and such would try and make it the panic of the century.
He shifted gears, set fire to the best economy ever and decided to create a new show for us all. Wartime President, with fireside chats and team photos. All hands on deck, all well know brand names jumping on board for PR and a taste of the stimulus package.
He outflanked the Deep State and the media by not relying on the bureaucracy but blowing up most of their smokescreen for inaction.
He put bureaucrats on TV daily , the ones he picked thriving in the chaos, used to owning responsibility and the entrenched ones like deer in the headlights as their rules and regulations and ‘proper procedure’ went up in flames, leaving them naked before the folks who pay their salaries.
He has the media now labelled as anti American, doom and gloom naysayers who are obnoxious on camera.
When an off patent cheaper than cheap drug looks good, you know the medical bureaucracy will see no grift in that and try and use extreme caution, favoring a more expensive solution that magical post government positions will appear for their efforts to skim off the crisis.
Trump touts it, gets a former adversary but also a man with actual results needed to stay alive, Cuomo in NY to jam it in and the feather merchants are foiled again.
All that is tactics now. If the treatment can be shown to work, the panic subsides and eyes will then look to restart the engine and stop the drift before we run this sucker aground.
So what is the next stage?
My bet- Red States will begin to loosen the restrictions on movement except for seniors and high risk folks within two weeks.
The checks will go out. Small business cash flow loans will get shoved out the door to keep the engines of employment open. DOJ creates special initiative to run express chapter 11 cases to stop small and mid sized business failures and keep the companies intact until financing is arranged. Banks will refinance business loans to let companies get back on their feet. The cash flow hit of 2020 will be spread to 2021 through 2025 as long as they rehire.
Leaving the decisions to governors frees Trump from picking sides. Blue states get screwed, red ones thrive. Eventually the restrictions apply to only large blue urban areas and policing it will be real hard in a fair number of minority neighborhoods.
We all come out into the sunshine and Joe Biden begins his response to how he would have done it. No one cares.
We emerge into a world where China is now our main adversary, we now think paying more for MADE in USA is a good idea, and we build the wall and have a border again. Also we will have a fair percentage of kids who tried homeschooling and will want more, plus many will prefer to work from home and demand it as the skill supply drops again.
That is my call, how would you do it?