A pandemic can strike at any time, during any administration and it is the sort of major exogenous shock that will shake the stock market and, to a lesser extent, the real economy. I have 3 big gripes with President Trump over how this is unfolding. First, with 21 sick people on a cruise ship off the coast of CA, where we know they can't get good treatment onboard ship, while the cruise ship off Japan had already proven what an incubator for additional infections a quarantined cruise ship is, our president appears on TV and says he would have preferred that the cruise ship not be allowed to dock, because he doesn't think it fair that those 21 cases of coronavirus victims be counted against 'his' total for infected Americans, if they come ashore. What kind of human being can even think such a thing, let alone decide to say it aloud in front of a TV camera? You really have to have all of the empathy and sympathy for the seriously ill of a lump of coal and be kind of sick in the head. Second, why does he downplay the significance of coronavirus incessantly, thus reducing the inclination of the public to take sensible precautions? It is like the only thing he cares about it the DJIA. The stock market isn't even the economy and it had become greatly over-priced. If I were a president running for re-election, I would want it to be crystal clear that my primary concern was the health of my fellow Americans and stopping the budding pandemic in its tracks. If President Trump wants to help the economy and the DJIA, then he should be leaning on his good buddies in Russia and Saudi Arabia to back off on oil production and stop their production war. Third, and this isn't necessarily on Trump, although his cuts to health agencies and elimination of epidemic monitoring teams in Homeland Security and National Security Council couldn't have helped: it is pathetic, disgusting, and may prove disastrous that our country wasn't prepared to test for coronavirus. As of yesterday, we had tested 7-8,000 total, while S. Korea was testing 10K/day and China had tested over a million persons. Part of this seems to be CDC/FDA not-invented-here syndrome, but one wonders how much faster this would have progressed if instead of spending all his time downplaying the threat, Trump and his deputies pushed for a test, soonest, even if that meant buying the WHO test kits.