Under the administration of President Donald Trump, the United States has—once again—become a cautionary tale for the rest of the globe.
The latest embarrassment came with the Trump administration's response to COVID-19, the latest strand of coronavirus currently spreading through the United States at an alarming rate.
The Trump administration's bungled response to the pandemic was laid bare in guidance from Norway's University of Science and Technology, in which students studying abroad in the United States were advised to return home.
Damn, Norway. https://t.co/IwHskXGkB0— Jeremy Klemin (@Jeremy Klemin)1584287634.0
Another alert said:
"In line with the advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I, as NTNU's Rector, strongly recommend that all NTNU students who are outside Norway return home."
"This applies especially if you are staying in a country with poorly developed health services. This also applies for countries with poorly developed collective infrastructure, for example the USA, where it can be difficult to get transport to the airport if you don't have a car. The same applies if you don't have health insurance."
The United States has seen widespread closures of schools, public gatherings, and offices in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus after Donald Trump spent weeks dismissing its threat as a media attempt to undermine his presidency.
People weren't enthusiastic about the United States' latest example—or lack thereof.
@NTNUnorway @Utenriksdept Someone speaks the truth, unfortunately many Americans won’t listen. The US as a whole is… https://t.co/fIdokB8BeJ— 🌹ᴎoꙅꙅuɔꙅuH ɘi|uႱ (@🌹ᴎoꙅꙅuɔꙅuH ɘi|uႱ)1584311506.0
Good advice and perfectly true. USA was once the greatest country in the world. What it could have been with spendi… https://t.co/JmNun5jFIn— America de Milo (@America de Milo)1584362301.0
We are a laughing stock of the world for not providing basic services for our citizens such as healthcare. This nee… https://t.co/usq9dPIspg— chanceforcongress (@chanceforcongress)1584365216.0
@JeremyKlemin @TheWindsOfWolvs They have the right to say the truth, sadly America is no longer looked upon as the… https://t.co/pvwAUVOtIE— rcr (@rcr)1584299471.0
Some commended the effort.
@NTNUnorway @Utenriksdept Truth hurts doesn't it, fellow Americans? Good on ya Norway, for taking care of your citizens.— Kelli O~YangforPrez☂️🧢 (@Kelli O~YangforPrez☂️🧢)1584316483.0
@NTNUnorway @Utenriksdept I am glad that yall said something. Everything we say here falls on deaf ears— Kansas City Babie (@Kansas City Babie)1584322831.0
GOOD JOB NORWAY. #NOR #Norge 🇳🇴 https://t.co/zFIG3XLPv0— Paulie (@Paulie)1584294194.0
The President has yet to tweet about the guidance.