You are not mistaken. Trump’s official got it wrong in his response to the pandemic and tried to cover it up, and that’s always a recipe for disaster. Any easing in the form of stimulus was mostly driven by Democrats and had it not been for a small majority, Americans would have been without any financial assistance.
I’m in Canada and I’m very glad we have a liberal government at the federal level, otherwise I don’t think our response would have been the same. I seriously doubt we’d have something like CERB if conservatives were to blame. Hell, the previous conservative government was notorious for silencing scientists and something tells me they were going to do the same here. Just look at Doug Ford in Ontario and how poorly the virus response has been managed under conservative leadership here.