Trump on Science and History

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This administration did not make it easy for the scientific or emergency management communities.

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U.S. President Donald Trump once described himself as a “stable genius,” but the 45th president of the United States had a troubling relationship with science. While some of his claims can be brushed off as little more than odd statements, others have had real consequences. For example, Trump repeatedly downplayed the COVID-19 pandemic, which may have contributed to the prolonged spread of the disease. He’s also made troubling or confusing statements about wildfires and even approaching hurricanes.