Democrats don’t need a debate. They need a display of leadership.
President Trump’s horrendous Oval Office speech, filled with inaccuracies about the policies he was attempting to explain and thoroughly unsettling to anyone outside his cult, had the predictable effect of throwing markets into further turmoil. “The New York Stock Exchange triggered the forced 15-minute trading halt known as a circuit breaker to stop the free-fall and give traders time to recalibrate,” The Post reported. “The rarely used lever comes as the coronavirus’s accelerating spread has rattled global markets for weeks.” It was bad — really bad:The Dow Jones industrial average plummeted nearly 1,700 points at the open following President Trump’s announcement that he would restrict all travel from Europe for 30 days to stem the spread of the pandemic. After the circuit-breaker pause, the blue-chip index briefly fell more than 1,900 points before rebounding slightly.“The Coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any continent and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action,” the statement read, co-signed by E.U. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and E.U. Council President Charles Michel. “The European Union disapproves of the fact that the U.S. decision to impose a travel ban was taken unilaterally and without consultation.”The fiery response from Brussels was a sign