As adults, everyone knows that magicians aren't really using magic. They use stagecraft and "sleight of hand" to perform illusions that sometimes boggle the mind and leave us scratching our heads. That latter technique (sleight of hand) is a method where the get the audience focused on one hand while the other is pulling a ball out their pocket. In a word - it's distraction.
That also appears to be this administration's sole technique for dealing with the coronavirus epidemic (with help from his ardent supporters). They've already badly bungled the response by disbanding the pandemic response unit
(that President Obama had put in place), and never took it seriously
until it was too late. So while the scramble trying unsuccessfully to put the toothpaste back into the tube, they are desperately trying to shift blame and provide some kind of red meat for the tRump cultists (it IS an election year, after all).