CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump has privately expressed frustration in recent days about some of the ways his administration is confronting a spreading coronavirus outbreak, according to people familiar with the conversations. Publicly, he has expressed optimism that the virus is ‘going to go away.’ Trump was initially upset that some Americans who tested positive for coronavirus were allowed back into the United States for quarantine instead of remaining in Asia, though on Tuesday [2-25-20] he acknowledged it was ultimately the right thing to allow them back into the country. And he’s sided with officials in Alabama who have protested a federal government plan to quarantine some patients in the state, despite federal officials insisting it wouldn’t pose a threat to residents. After both incidents, Trump told people around him he wants to fire those responsible for the decisions, though it doesn’t appear anyone has been terminated.”

Kevin Liptak and Kaitlan Collins, “Trump privately vents over coronavirus even as he publicly insists everything is fine,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, February 25, 2020 9:32 am