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Mon May 11, 2020, 08:48 PM

80,000 Americans have died. Trump is still engaged in magical thinking.

This is the part of the horror movie when we realize that the phone call from the psychotic killer is coming from inside the house — and yet those being stalked convince themselves that somehow, things will work out just fine.

We now know that covid-19 has invaded the White House itself. Vice President Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, and one of President Trump’s personal valets have both tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Two of the physicians leading the federal response to the virus — Robert Redfield, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Stephen Hahn, head of the Food and Drug Administration — have gone into self-quarantine as a precaution. A third, Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has placed himself in partial isolation.

Yet Trump, who has been in physical proximity to all of the above — without practicing proper social distancing — seeks to project a sunny lack of concern, even as the pandemic literally hits home. After 80,000 U.S. deaths, the president is still engaged in magical thinking. He has long maintained that the virus will “go away without a vaccine,” though experts tell him it will not. The phrase “whistling past the graveyard” comes to mind.

“Coronavirus numbers are looking MUCH better, going down almost everywhere,” he proclaimed Monday on Twitter. “Big progress being made!”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/covid-19-has-invaded-the-white-house-trumps-response-is-more-magical-thinking/2020/05/11/6c26dc56-93ba-11ea-9f5e-56d8239bf9ad_story.html

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Mon May 11, 2020, 09:35 PM

1. Someone's numbers are going down, but it ain't the corona's. nt

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Mon May 11, 2020, 09:37 PM

2. Trump supporters...

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