Trump thinks when he wears a mask he looks like the Lone Ranger, because Tonto is in the saloon

Trump still thinks COVID-19 will someday disappear, because for Trump, it’s always about “how it looks”.

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On Wednesday, he sounded a different tone, saying, “I had a mask on. I sort of liked the way I looked. OK. I thought it was OK. It was a dark black mask, and I thought it looked OK.

“It looked like the Lone Ranger,” he continued, a reference to the fictional law-and-order character from the American Old West who wore a black eye mask. “I have no problem with that, and if people feel good about it, they should do it.”

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— The Associated Press (@AP) July 1, 2020

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— S.V. Dáte (@svdate) July 2, 2020

Tonto is a fictional character; he is the Native American (either Comanche or Potawatomi) companion of the Lone Ranger, a popular American Western character created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker. Tonto has appeared in radio and television series and other presentations of the characters' adventures righting wrongs in 19th century western United States.[2]
In Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, “tonto” translates as “a dumb person”, “moron”, or “fool”. In the Italian version the original name is retained, but in the Spanish dubbed version, the character is called “Toro” (Spanish for “bull”) or “Ponto”. Show creator Trendle grew up in Michigan, and knew members of the local Potawatomi tribe, who told him it meant “wild one” in their language. When he created the Lone Ranger, he gave the moniker to the Ranger's sidekick, apparently unaware of the name's negative connotations. en.wikipedia.org/…

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— Isaac Chotiner (@IChotiner) June 30, 2020

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Gaslight is next

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— Dion (@Noid68) July 1, 2020

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— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) July 1, 2020

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“According to one former senior intelligence official, the President's briefers had one simple rule with Trump: never lead with Russia.”

“It creates a self-fulfilling prophecy where he hears less and less of what he doesn't want to hear and therefore starts to believe more and more that the Russians aren't doing anything bad,” a former senior NSC official said.
“Trump's briefers discovered that when his oral briefing included intelligence related to Russia's malign activities against the United States…Trump would often blow up at them, demanding to know why they kept focusing on Russia and often questioning the intelligence itself”