An extreme possibility was posed by Fox News‘ political commentator Juan Williams on Monday. His op-ed piece in The Hill today suggested that President Trump could cancel the November election following a coronavirus outbreak.
As he stated, “What’s next? Cancel the November election? It could come to that, because despite the power of incumbency and a passionate political base, President Trump’s political prospects are looking shaky.”
Plus added, “Last week’s nationally televised speech from the Oval Office was full of factual errors. And on an emotional level it failed to reassure the public or the financial markets as evidenced by the alarming response from apolitical money managers.”
Then claimed, “Trump regularly fires up his base by telling them he is looking out for them. He presents himself as their guardian, standing between them and every threat.” And further, “The reality is that Trump’s failure to protect Americans from the virus is very hard to spin.”
Though Trump declared a national emergency last week, which freed up funds and resources to mitigate the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. “To unleash the full power of the federal government, I’m officially declaring a national emergency — two very big words,” he announced.
Despite that global markets have tanked as a result of this pandemic. U.S. stocks plunged Monday morning, with the S&P 500 falling more than 7%, which triggered a halt in trading at the New York Stock Exchange.