1/ Donald Trump’s fatal flaw: Of his many defects, Bob Woodward may have identified the worst per bit.ly/3kcsAf4 by @LucianKTruscott via @Salon >> Trump knew all about the dangers of the virus. Of course he did. Trump lied about what he knew. Ditto....
2/ ... Trump is contemptuous of "his" generals, calling them "a bunch of pussies." >>per bit.ly/3kcsAf4 by @LucianKTruscott >> We learned only days before he had called those who gave their lives in battle "losers" and "suckers," so we knew that, too....
3/ ... >> What we haven't learned yet is why. If Trump knew way back in February that the coronavirus was as dangerous as the 1918 flu pandemic and was likely to cause severe damage to the economy,>>per bit.ly/3kcsAf4 by @LucianKTruscott >> ...
4/ ... why didn't he[Trump] do what he'd always done and buy his way out of it?
5/ >>per bit.ly/3kcsAf4 by @LucianKTruscott >> Why didn't he[Trump] propose a package of about $8 trillion to $10 trillion that would attack the virus with health care spending and protect the economy with a massive stimulus?...
6/ ... It was a perfect setup: He[Trump] could have convinced the supine Republicans to go along,>>per bit.ly/3kcsAf4 by @LucianKTruscott >> ...
7/ ... the Democrats would have been all for it, he[Trump] would be spending someone else's money, >>per bit.ly/3kcsAf4 by @LucianKTruscott >> and he might well be coasting his way to re-election by now....
8/ ... But once he[Trump] had made his case that the virus was just a "hoax," that it was "like a flu,">>per bit.ly/3kcsAf4 by @LucianKTruscott >> and that the U.S. had "pretty much shut it down," he forfeited his chance to spend his way through the crisis....
9/ ... >> Instead, what we got was more than 6.6 million cases of coronavirus, nearly 200,000 dead, and another Trumpian tsunami of lies and cheerleading. >>per bit.ly/3kcsAf4 by @LucianKTruscott >>

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