Letter to the Editor

What can we believe?

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

When a statement from the president of the United States is issued, we should be able to believe it — right? On Feb. 24, 2020, Trump tweeted: “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Heath have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me.”

The Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization have never even hinted the virus was under control. In fact it said “Widespread transmission in the United States is likely to appear.”

Trump further stated “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” Can you believe this?

Make your own judgment on how the stock market looks to you.

— Robert Sneitzer, Spirit Lake