From the Editors

The COVID-19 pandemic shows that Trump simply isn’t governing

And it isn’t partisan to say that a president who can’t or won’t do his job should be replaced by one who can and will.

More than 225,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Many more have been infected, with long-term health consequences yet unknown. Lost jobs, savings, businesses, and homes are widespread. Americans are exhausted, anxious, and depressed.

President Trump isn’t to blame for the virus reaching the US, nor for longstanding shortages in stockpiled medical supplies. Under another president, it’s almost certain that some Americans would have died from COVID-19.

It’s just as clear, however, that the number would have been far lower.