Socialism is a word all Republicans fear. Yet in the face of a stock market crash and a pandemic in the form of coronavirus, it seems as if Republican officials and the Trump administration could be an advertisement for socialist policies.
“Socialism destroys nations,” Trump said in February. He even promised that he would never let “socialism destroy American health care.”
Trump and Republicans opposed Obama’s stimulus package in 2008, but the package presented by the Senate plans to spend at least $1 trillion to bail out corporations, small businesses, and even families.