President Biden’s first priority in office is addressing the coronavirus pandemic, and he has asked Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. In this installment of the FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, Kaiser Health News’s Anna Maria Barry-Jester joins the crew to compare Biden’s response to the pandemic with that of former President Trump. They also discuss a recent poll showing that if Trump were to start a new “Patriot Party,” it would have significant draw among Republican voters.
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Anna Maria Barry-Jester is a senior reporter at Kaiser Health News and California Healthline, and formerly a reporter for FiveThirtyEight. @annabarryjester