Overall, he thinks the reaction to the virus was “overblown”, but he also thinks Mr. Trump was wrong to suggest there was “nothing to fear.”
“He did a terrible job,” Mr. Lohoefer said of Mr. Trump’s handling of the pandemic. “But everyone did a terrible job.”
As the virus spread through her facility, Ms Frazier, the babysitter who has witnessed dozens of deaths, said she would see Mr Trump on television without a mask and become frustrated. And although she voted Republicans and was a fan of Mr. Trump when he was on reality TV, she began to blame his backlash for his worsening work situation.
Americans, she believed, would not act until the virus affected them personally.
“If we are to make America great again, we have to change the political face of our country,” she said, noting that she was keen to discuss her take on Mr. Trump with friends. republicans. Ms Frazier said she would vote for Mr Biden a little reluctantly, mainly as a vote against Mr Trump.
“I can’t even tell this story without having a tear on my face,” she added. “How can you, as the leader of our country, stand in front of our thousands and not show emotion?”
Frazier began to cry as she recalled her last moments in April with a resident she had bonded with for several years.
In better times, the woman took on the role of ground matriarch. She was “sassy” and would tell you “exactly how she felt,” Ms. Frazier said. Sometimes when she had a spare moment on her shift, Ms. Frazier would walk by and say, “Hey, beautiful!” – and the woman was beaming.