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Trump praises Trump's response to the COVID-19 crisis

Donald Trump's biggest fan in these times of crisis is... Donald Trump.

A Self-Congratulatory President Who Can’t Change His Tune

Egomania trumps leadership

As the entire world grapples with an ever evolving pandemic, one world leader is making sure that the conversation around his personal handling of the current crisis is as much of a focus as the coordinated effort itself, and thus the health of the citizens who elected him. These actions are not at all surprising coming from an individual obsessed with his public image. As the situation sharply escalated over the last month his tone and response has only changed when it was critical and politically expedient for him to do so, all the while shifting the goalposts such that whatever was being done at the time is exactly the correct and intended action.

A vocabulary of superlatives

“We’re rated number one. We’re rated number one for being prepared. This is a list of different countries” says Trump on February 26th with clear access to data showing that the United States was not prepared for a severely contagious outbreak in key areas. “We’ve taken the most aggressive actions to confront the coronavirus. They are the most aggressive taken by any country” touts Trump on February 29th even when it is fairly common knowledge that the Chinese government frequently employs draconian tactics, denying civil liberties we enjoy in order to achieve results. “The big decision was early when we shut down our borders. We’re the first ones ever to do that. We’ve never done that in our country before” adds Trump on March 9th despite the fact that travel restrictions had already been put in place in various parts of the globe. “I’d rate it a 10. I think we’ve done a great job” responded Trump on March 16th when asked to rate his response to the virus thus far. That question was essentially rhetorical, and the reporter probably knew as much, given that it would have been physically impossible for any other answer to come from his mouth. Terms such as ‘most’, ‘first’, ‘best’, ‘strongest’, and countless others are the only adjectives in this man’s lexicon.

Using vagueries and sweeping generalizations to avoid scrutiny

If you ever hear Donald Trump share specificity, concrete detail, or use nearly any proper noun you can be confident that someone wrote it down for him to recite. His preferred playbook is to refer to whatever he thinks ‘people’ know or what those ‘people’ are saying. In doing so he lazily but effectively is able to create his own narrative because somebody somewhere must have said or thought whatever that thing is. “I mean people like the job that we’re doing” he shared on March 18th. “Somebody was on yesterday, on one of the networks, and said that there’s never been a president even close that’s been able to do what I’ve done” Trump claims on March 19th. “And many doctors, and I’ve read many, many doctors, they can’t believe the great job that we’ve done” boasts Trump on March 20th.

Brut.

03/30/2020 8:39 PM
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  • Paula K.
    07/07/2020 23:52

    Flat out lying

  • Barry W.
    06/28/2020 04:01

    LIAR IN CHIEF

  • Matt M.
    06/21/2020 11:39

    Lies, lies and more lies.

  • Norma W.
    06/19/2020 23:52

    When it comes to Trump.... This is how América looks like now ... His constant racist rederick, the lack of early prevencion and early reaccion, and the lack of lidership and acountability have devastating consequences!

  • Norma W.
    06/19/2020 23:52

    Wha...wha.... Is a witch hunt! Wha... Wha... It was the reporters! It was china! It was the governors, it was Obama! It was Tony. It was Mickey Mouse!! Wha..... Wha! .

  • Norma W.
    06/19/2020 23:51

    you are unreal!! Just by listening to all the ignorance, denial, lies and frankly just Plain crazy words , tweets, lack of responsability or accountability and outrageous and embarassing actitud from Trump ...the Orange clowm. I am conservative. But I am not pro Trump.. because he doesnt have an ounce of decency or common sense in his body. Trump supporters see Trump through a distorted glass. Like the people who admire the. Cardashians .... Everything is a lie and fake... Smoking mirrors.

  • Norma W.
    06/19/2020 23:51

    Nobody is like Trump! he is the pshyco that fool everybody and end up in the white house insted of a mental hospital! Con artist, Pathological liar. Womanizer, Egocentric, narcisist. For him is al about the power and control, like most womanizers and bullies! Nobody is better or knows more than the Trump....Says the psycopath! gives derrogatory names to people, make fun of the disable and everybody who criticize him, uncapable of emphatize with people suffering ...Is all about himself! pushing people out of the way to get at the front! He never assumes responsability or accauntabil ity ! Because he is not loyal to no country, no woman or person. as Long as they serve him! ... He would used them! Because in his mind he is the smartest, the best at everything, the chosen one and the World evolve around him! That is why he doesn't work well with others. Like many psycopaths his ability. to con and manipulate people are seductive to thim... is part of the power and control, he has many years practicing!!! For Trump ...all americans republicans or democrats are just... puppets! as Long as he keeps the noise and keeps them distracted and fighting they are easy to manipulate...sad really!! because the only ones who are going to suffer the most are medium class and working class americans and their Kids's future if they have any!

  • Rebekah S.
    06/12/2020 21:46

    U all have the problem is full of hate in you all but God will do with u all one by one!!.....Trump 2020

  • Janita l.
    06/10/2020 03:41

    What a fool. All those “brave” states that refused to follow recommendations by doctors are now in crisis killing their wonderful trump loving people.

  • Lynda E.
    06/08/2020 18:54

    What a lying fool!

  • Melodie B.
    06/08/2020 18:07

    Fool

  • Maria O.
    06/07/2020 23:29

    Liar liar hair on fire . Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!

  • Robin S.
    06/07/2020 21:45

    Who numbered him number one in response. Trump was at least six weeks late in responding to the virus. He was buy golfing, Having a rally and denying it was real.

  • Diane T.
    06/07/2020 19:27

    He is rated NUMBER ONE IDIOT on planet earth!

  • Carol L.
    06/06/2020 22:08

    🤮🤮🤮🤮💩💩💩💩🤡🤡🤡

  • Jenn W.
    06/06/2020 14:15

    🤡🤡🤡🤡 ‘‘tis the yellow man!

  • Kendra A.
    06/06/2020 12:49

    You are the worst person on the planet!!!

  • Mike F.
    06/06/2020 12:31

    It’s really sad to think how any Americans believe this maniac? He lies to the people and himself every day. He’s so delusional he believes he is perfection. He lies more than any politician before him and there are those so ignorant that actually believe him? 😳🤔

  • Linda K.
    06/05/2020 22:45

    Liar, who was it that you Think told you that America is number1, you have never been #1 & you are the only one acting as potus, is a transparent Narcissist. May God have mercy on you.

  • Jacqueline G.
    06/05/2020 16:42

    Now that's a Big Fat LIE