The United States of America is currently sailing in uncharted waters.
As a country, we pulled through the Great Depression, numerous wars, the 9/11 attack, and the 2008 financial crisis — yet, somehow, those appear to pale in comparison to the economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.
And now, through a myriad of crazy situations, President Donald Trump is looking at navigating one of the most unsightly “Catch 22s” in modern history.
He has a razor’s edge to walk along.
Either Trump restarts the economy sooner than expected, possibly put more people at risk of COVID-19 infection. Or, at the risk of long-term economic fallout, he lets the shut-downs of small and large business continue in order to halt the virus spread.
It’s a terrible situation to be in as president, but I believe in no one more than Trump to see America through this crisis.
However, many on the left see this situation as the ultimate trap for Trump. They will campaign against him ruthlessly if his stock market and economic gains plummet. On the other end of the spectrum, he’ll be taken to task by the media and everyone else should the novel coronavirus spread rapidly and take more American lives.
I wouldn’t wish this situation on my worst enemy.
So, if Trump is able to navigate the U.S. through the fire and flames and keep the infection from reaching terminal velocity and revitalizing the robust economy he’s masterfully built — a seemingly impossible task — he will go down in history as one of the greatest presidents ever.
And by “greatest presidents ever,” I mean he should join the iconic Rushmore Four, immortalized in stone.
Every snare that’s been set for him over the last four years — anything from the the Russian-collusion hoax to the partisan impeachment process — the president has shook it off and kept fulfilling promises he made during his 2016 campaign.
We need need the leadership Trump has displayed over the course of his time in office in 2020 and beyond.
And, of course, we need his face carved in stone right next to Abraham Lincoln or George Washington.