40 Percent of U.S. COVID Deaths Could Have Been Averted If It Weren't for Trump: Report The statistics are in. There could have been a better response by the Trump administration. It's too late to go back in time but this should give us reason enough to make changes in how we deal with threats of pandemics. Personally, I don't believe the POTUS should be on the frontline in cases like these. We need experienced doctors and specialists (who aren't concerned with being fired) to lead us through this type of crisis. What do you think?