In two weeks America goes to the polls to judge President Trump on his handling of a superpower in a time of pandemic. In Trump’s Coronavirus Catastrophe, Matt Frei investigates the President’s policies, actions and decisions during a catastrophe that has cost over 200,000 American lives, with revelations gathered from months of conversations with White House advisors and insiders, whistle-blowers, politicians who’ve worked with Donald Trump, top US scientists, the President’s niece Mary Trump, but also loyal Trump supporters. Trump’s personal encounter with the virus and his triumphant return from hospital is the final twist in this urgently topical account of the President’s extraordinary battle with Covid. With Donald Trump saying he may not accept the ballot result, the catastrophic pandemic may yet lead up to an election that is a catastrophe for American democracy.
Trump’s Coronavirus Catastrophe – Monday 8pm on Channel 4