Clyburn: Trump Lack of Pandemic National Strategy 'Tantamount to Nero Fiddling While Rome Burns'

Clyburn: Trump Lack of Pandemic National Strategy 'Tantamount to Nero Fiddling While Rome Burns'


Friday on MSNBC, House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said President Donald Trump deferring to governors in the national coronavirus pandemic was “tantamount to Nero fiddling while Rome burns.”

Clyburn said, “Why this president refuses to have a national strategy is beyond me. From the very beginning, he said he was going to leave it up to the states. He was not going to take responsibility. That’s not the way you combat a pandemic. This is a worldwide pandemic. This is a problem for every country in the world. And for this president to say we will leave it up to 50 different approaches, let each state fend for themselves, let states have competition with each other, that’s not the way to keep our country unified. I would hope that this president will pay attention not just to what I said but pay attention to those three experts sitting there

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