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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 09:40 AM

Trump treated the pandemic as "The Apprentice: COVID Edition": It's blowing up in his face


Trump treated the pandemic as "The Apprentice: COVID Edition": It's blowing up in his face
Trump distorts CDC info and spreads vaccine lies because he thinks faking it is always better than doing any work

AMANDA MARCOTTE
SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 5:07PM (UTC)


(Salon) It's hardly new or revelatory to say this, but it's critical to remember the role that "The Apprentice" played in turning Donald Trump, a notoriously bad businessman with a string of bankruptcies, into an American icon of capitalist success. Everything from careful editing to set designers giving the dreary Trump Organization offices a glow-up came together to create the illusion of success where only failure and mediocrity had been before.

It was an experience so profound for Trump that he did something highly unusual: He learned something. He absorbed the idea that a well-constructed illusion of competence gets you all the benefits of being accomplished, without having to do the hard work of actually achieving anything.

Unfortunately, it was a lesson we are all paying the price for now.

On Thursday evening, the New York Times published an exposť about how the Trump White House forced the CDC to publish dangerously misleading coronavirus testing recommendations on its website.

The new "guidance said it was not necessary to test people without symptoms of Covid-19 even if they had been exposed to the virus," Apoorva Mandavilli writes, noting that actual public health experts at the agency strenuously objected because the virus is often spread by asymptomatic people and vigorous testing is crucial to preventing that. ..........(more)

https://www.salon.com/2020/09/18/trump-treated-the-pandemic-as-the-apprentice-covid-edition-its-blowing-up-in-his-face/




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Sun Sep 20, 2020, 10:01 AM

1. So, each governor is a contestant.

Last episode is on Nov 3. Tune in.

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