President Donald J. Trump addressed the American people from the Oval Office amidst widening fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 11. It was a prime time opportunity for Trump to offer assurance and provide policy direction. He failed.
The American people expect their President to inspire confidence in times of crisis. Trump spoke for eleven minutes, unnerving his audience and rattling markets.
Though Trump used a teleprompter, he could barely read the speech. His message was muddled and confused, incoherent at times.