Re: “Who killed the pandemic team?” Ruben Gallardo, June 12.

Hats off to Ruben Gallardo for reminding us of the facts regarding Obama, Trump and the pandemic. Trump’s severe cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention left the agency vulnerable when the unexpected happened. That resulted in far less testing than the CDC could have provided with proper funding.

Of course, Trump denies any wrongdoing. He originally claimed the virus was “a Democratic hoax” and then later promised that the virus would just “disappear, like a miracle.” Now, he insists on having his infamous hate rallies to show off his big mouth while risking the infection of thousands of his followers. Sad.

No one need guess how I will be voting on Nov. 3.

David Salvaggio, Redlands