UMKC Professor Decries National Pandemic Response

Professor Emeritus Max Skidmore on presidents and pandemics

Washington Post columnist says President Trump is "frantically rewriting his epic failures." Max Skidmore, UMKC political science professor emeritus and the author of a book on presidential responses to pandemics, is interviewed for the article.

“We are weeks behind where we should have been if a competent administration had been handling the reaction," Skidmore said. Read the full column here.

In an article for The Guardian, Skidmore commented on the president's use public health concerns to fuel his argument for travel bans and cuts to interest rates, Medicare and Social Security. Read the full article here.

Skidmore told the Voice of American that Trump "rejects the principles of science" and "is distrustful of experts." Read the article here. 

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Published: Mar 18, 2020

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