A couple of months ago, some ad agencies decided that what the country needed was a lot of chirpy commercials about reopening. Not happening.
[B]oth allies and opponents agree he has failed at the one task that could help him achieve all of his goals — confronting the pandemic with a clear strategy and consistent leadership.
Trump’s shortcomings have perplexed even some of his most loyal allies, who increasingly have wondered why the president has not at least pantomimed a sense of command over the crisis or conveyed compassion for the millions of Americans impacted by it.
People close to Trump, many speaking anonymously to share candid discussions and impressions, say the president’s inability to wholly address the crisis is due to his almost pathological unwillingness to admit error; a positive feedback loop of overly rosy assessments and data from advisers and Fox News; and a penchant for magical thinking that prevented him from fully engaging with the pandemic.
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Associated Press, AP-NORC poll: Us course at record low, Trump sinks on virus
Dog Bites Man
Trump is a nutjob.
Dog Bites Man Again
Trump’s approval on handlng the pandemic is sinking like a stone.
Man Bites Dog
Thirty-two percent of our fellow Americans are still living in a dream world of denial. and whackadoodle conspiracy theories. They aren’t wearing masks and they aren’t taking other precautions.
These folks are, of course, unevenly distributed around the landscape. In the South, there are vast hordes of them.
I Gaze Into My Crystal Ball and See Hell
Until somebody whom they trust takes these people, shakes them by the throat, and tells them to stop acting like idiots, they are going to keep on acting like idiots and the virus is gong to keep on spreading out of control.