The problem of Trumpian logic and math is that epidemiology has too many syllables. A “99% US survival rate” for Trump is the rhetorical acceptability of a million deaths. The weeks have become even more absurd as the election approaches. That 99% meme accompanies attempts on Twitter to convince people that masks are a health risk, much like Trump didn’t think Desert Storm happened in a jungle, even if it was yet another Trump stumble. One shouldn’t normalize his disinformation, because people might do “stochastic” things on the basis of such disinformation.
During his Independence Day address, US President Donald Trump listed a number of wars the nation has fought in, referencing the Vietnam War and the first Gulf War. Reporters from Snopes and CNN confirmed that a short clip from his speech being shared online is misleading because it has been edited in a way that makes it appear as though the president says Operation Desert Storm took place in Vietnam. A member of Trump’s campaign shared a longer clip from the speech to show the president listing the wars separately.
Fortunately the coming week will feature the SCOTUS ruling on Trump’s financial records.
Donald Trump might not know it, but this is his resignation letter. pic.twitter.com/6wJJpd9BKW