That is propably mostly true, even though there are obviously exceptions to evertyhing. I suppose we could argue about that if this was a more fitting threat. In the context of coronavirus I think that if big government solutions with minor negative effects are what is required to get through this without unnecessary deaths, I don't think that giving away some freedom temporarily is the end of the world. But I'm not entirely sure if any too harsh solutions are necessary in most places. I do too agree with his mistrust, but I feel like it's not entirely sincere. To me it seems like Trump hasn't really done anything to try to permanently eliminate the power of the deep state or political elite or whatever you want to call it. In this particular issue it seems like he barks more than bites, which is really sad because this is one of the issues which would require biting the most. Idk about how much 'socialist policies' have contributed to this, but to me it seems like major depressions are just a natural part of capitalism. The whole system is based on seeking constant growth, which isn't possible without endless resources. Therefore the system ends up creating a bubble, which has to burst at some point. Canada's system goes more along the lines of France, UK, Australia and Germany if I'm not mistaken. Also they most certainly aren't norsemen either.