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Buy your own Donald Trump death mask

Today, in a clear violation of campaign finance law, Brad Parscale, the director of Donald Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign, tweeted from inside the White House that Trump-branded COVID-19 face masks were soon to be available for purchase. I had other things that I wanted to write about tonight, but it seemed worth noting that the […]

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Today, a friend suggested that I listen to The Daily podcast from the New York Times. He wanted me to hear an episode featuring science reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. titled “The Next Year (or Two) of the Pandemic,” which, he told me, was largely about the stark societal divisions that will likely emerge in […]

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What Donald Trump knew about COVID-19, when he knew it, and how his administration made the pandemic much worse

Not too long ago, I shared a timeline here of Donald Trump’s various lie-filled statements concerning the coronavirus outbreak, starting with, “We have it totally under control,” which he said on January 22, 2020. In that post, as you may recall, I not only included quotes from Donald Trump, but, where possible, I added other […]

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“I’ve always known this is a real — this is a pandemic,” says Donald Trump, unaware, apparently, that we can look up his past statements

Earlier today, with American COVID-19 deaths passing the 100-mark, and our trajectory looking like that of Italy, Donald Trump tried to make the case that he’s been taking this very real public health crisis seriously from the outset. Asked by a reporter why his tone was markedly different today than yesterday, and noticeably more serious, […]

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Just how ill-prepared to meet the threat of coronavirus have Trump policies left us?

As of right now, there are close to 8,00 confirmed cases of the deadly the flulike illness known as coronavirus. [Coronavirus causes the disease COVID-19, which is what people are actually dying of.] While the World Health Organization has yet to label the illness a pandemic, it has already spread from China to a number […]

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