Trump: US COVID-19 Response Is the Best in the World

Axios

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We all know that Donald Trump is an idiot, so I’ve mostly stopped highlighting the idiocy-of-the-day from the White House. By now, you’re either convinced or you aren’t. But every once in a while Trump turns in a performance so jaw dropping that I just have to pass it along. Here is Trump talking about COVID-19 deaths with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan:

As always, the question is: Is Trump really so deluded that believes this, or is he just willing to say anything to muddy the waters? Or both? It’s stunning either way.

For more, Inae Oh has a more detailed wrap-up of the Axios interview here.

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