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Donald Trump's message on coronavirus "all over the map": Yahoo News Politics Reporter

Yahoo News National Politics Reporter Brittany Shepherd breaks down how the Trump Administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic will affect his bid for reelection.

Video Transcript

BRITTANY SHEPHERD: Well, Amanda, you're absolutely right. The President and his campaign have been all over the place. The targets seem to move, and the goal posts seem to move-- you know, miles and miles away each time.

It's hard to try to understand what the objective might be. I think a lot of it is throwing stuff against the wall and seeing what sticks with voters. What can villainize Joe Biden in the most effective way for them. And what makes them look the best, obviously, with this Bob Woodward book coming out, and audio being released of President Trump saying that he was intentionally downplaying or mischaracterizing the coronavirus threat to the public.

He-- there are a lot of arrows on the President, and on the White House, and the Trump campaign. And certainly, you know, they know they're slipping. They know Joe Biden is lapping them in certain coronavirus hot spots.

So I think that's why we're seeing stuff all over the map, and it's kind of difficult to understand where he might go next. But I think a good prediction is, perhaps, into the absurd.