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Trump is practicing the technique of “reflexive control”, by encouraging street demonstrations against his own guidelines using tweets and these pseudo-campaign rallies. It is reflexive because false consciousness has become a commodity.
For example, tomorrow gyms and tattoo parlors will reopen in GA because its governor says it’s OK with social distancing. Darn political correctness.
Eighteen days ago, Kemp said he'd just learned about asymptomatic transmission. https://t.co/o585z6WHaz— Philip Bump (@pbump) April 20, 2020
… “Testing, Testing, Testing,” again playing a very dangerous political game. States, not the Federal Government, should be doing the Testing – But we will work with the Governors and get it done. This is easy compared to the fast production of thousands of complex Ventilators!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2020
A Dozen Americans at the World Health Organization—Which Trump Has Falsely Said Kept Him in the Dark—in Fact Were Keeping Him Apprised All Along
H/t @CKummer for the correct link for this data. (It takes you to a make-your-own-chart page, where you can compare any countries that you choose. )— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) April 20, 2020
Eg here it is with Italy, China, Germany added pic.twitter.com/rNhoQ76T7l