We remain ready for Trump’s “Way-to-go Brownie” moment, although that may remain the cipher for his entire presidency, having failed the tests of leadership by obfuscating every moment with disinformation and outright lies.
1. Had tests available so we could have identified who had contracted the disease earlier & limited community spread
2. Not fired the US pandemic response team in 2018
How well informed is the HHS Secretary:
I think the point is theyÃ¢ÂÂre maintaining strategic ambiguity against the virus. Keeping it off guard by not revealing the plan in advance.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) March 8, 2020
CPAC, which today confirmed an attendee was infected with coronavirus, is where then-acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney accused the press of hyping coronavirus, which he described as a media ploy to try to bring down Trump.
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) March 8, 2020
One person’s price gouging is another’s arbitrage. Another person’s arbitrage is yet another’s triangulation.
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) March 8, 2020
And the Trump disinformation campaign continues unabated with its own viral contagion.
IÃ¢ÂÂm not talking about average Sanders supporters being deceived into retweeting something. IÃ¢ÂÂm talking about pro-Sanders accounts with five-figure followings posting it and leaving it up. ThatÃ¢ÂÂs relevant in discussing how this spread. https://t.co/TBxyql8EGZ https://t.co/zcxSHJUYqH
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) March 8, 2020
Or Turkey… https://t.co/U6IFeSizZv
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) March 8, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂNothing can stop whatÃ¢ÂÂs coming,Ã¢ÂÂ fiddles the president pic.twitter.com/h2alcd0nKz
— David Frum (@davidfrum) March 8, 2020
We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus. We moved VERY early to close borders to certain areas, which was a Godsend. V.P. is doing a great job. The Fake News Media is doing everything possible to make us look bad. Sad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2020
Look, IÃ¢ÂÂm obviously not the surgeon general but if itÃ¢ÂÂs in Washington state and itÃ¢ÂÂs in Kentucky, it ainÃ¢ÂÂt contained. https://t.co/fWWvnjIlA2
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) March 8, 2020