Professor Tuman: Mistake for Trump, GOP Convention to Avoid Discussion of Coronavirus

Monday, August 31, 2020
Photo of Donald Trump raising his fist and grimacing during speech in Phoenix
President Trump speaks event hosted by Students for Trump and Turning Point Action in Phoenix. Photo by Gate Skidmore.

KPIX-CHANNEL 5 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- “This is sort of an old way of dividing people against one another and scaring people,” said Joe Tuman, a political analyst and professor at San Francisco State University.

He said it was a mistake that Trump and his camp stayed away from the coronavirus topic.

“Even if you manage to convince voters that crime is a real problem, crime is not killing 180,000 people in five or six months,” said Tuman.