What he did before the pandemic was to dismantle everything which could have protected America against COVID19.
Before the pandemic, all Trump did was to coast along on an economic boom that began under Obama.
When real leadership was required, he utterly failed. The US given its low population density and vanishingly small usage of public transport should have been among the top 10 countries in outcomes. Instead it is in the bottom 10.
Poor countries like Vietnam did a way better job. Other countries doing really bad such as the UK had has very high population density, massive use of public transport and is led by a Trumpian figure who did not take the virus serious.
The current economic crash is on Trump.