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Commentary: Trump thought he’d never get it

The Atlantic, Oct. 3, 2020 (Commentary)

October 3, 2020

Commentary: Trump thought he’d never get it

Amy Wilentz, UCI professor of English in the Literary Journalism Program writes, “Trump’s cavalier conduct in the face of the coronavirus pandemic has shown that he imagines himself to be not only above the rules but above science itself, above knowledge, above medicine, immunology, and epidemiology. Trump has known since February that COVID-19 is a serious disease. Nonetheless, he and his staff have gone about their business publicly as if there were no pandemic, putting their friends and families, their colleagues, and by extension the American people in the worst kind of danger.”