According to a new estimate by Forbes, Donald Trump has lost roughly $1 billion of his fortune in recent months, mostly due to the economic downturn caused by the pandemic. And while this estimate might not be official, it is a good indicator that things aren’t going well for Trump and tells us why he’s suddenly started taking the pandemic seriously. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced