Trump Can’t Handle a Crisis Like Coronavirus

President Donald Trump during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force at the White House, Washington, March 17, 2020 (AP Photo by Evan Vucci).
President Donald Trump during a press briefing with the coronavirus task force at the White House, Washington, March 17, 2020 (AP Photo by Evan Vucci).

For three years, Americans, along with the rest of the world, have watched President Donald Trump run an administration unlike any other in U.S. history. He repeatedly broke norms, principles and traditions, upending the way all of his predecessors had governed. His many disruptions have taken their toll, but it took the emergence of a global pandemic to expose the full cost of Trump’s now-familiar patterns. As the coronavirus spread, and a global crisis loomed, Trump resorted to the flawed habits and measures that have been the hallmark of his presidency. He relied on the advice of unqualified acolytes. He […]

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