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Trump’s incompetence results in federal agencies waiting for orders as pandemic rapidly worsens

Unlike several years ago, when President Barack Obama ordered the Department of Defense to mobilize to respond to the ebola outbreak, Donald Trump has failed to involve the military in the United States’ response to the rapidly worsening coronavirus pandemic.