In my view, if the COVID pandemic of 2020 has highlighted one thing, it’s that government incompetence is just as alive now as always.
Now, to be clear, I’m not referring to the Trump Administration’s response to COVID. What Trump did once it became clear that China had lied and Americans were dying was rely on the federalist system that our Founders designed.
He left it to the states to do what they saw fit based on their unique situations and populations. When they needed supplies, he used the resources of the federal government to get them needed medical supplies and resources. Hence why both Gavin Newsom and Governor Cuomo thanked Trump for what he gave them.