Edward Luce spoke with dozens of officials to discover what went wrong in Donald Trump’s first real crisis — and found a president who ignored increasingly urgent intelligence warnings and dismissed anyone who claimed to know more than him
Brace yourself. But read it. READ IT.
“America is first in the world in deaths, first in the world in infections and we stand out as an emblem of global incompetence. The damage to America’s influence and reputation will be very hard to undo”— Amb. Bill Burns says in tour de force
A Trump official told that advising him during the pandemic is like 'bringing fruits to the volcano... trying to appease a great force that's impervious to reason' -- an indelible image, and a great piece here
This week's FT Magazine cover by is a must read. We've just made it free for non-subscribers too.
“Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it.”
These are harsh words. Sadly I fear this is how the rest of the world sees us now “America is first in the world in deaths, first in the world in infections and we stand out as an emblem of global incompetence.”
Just imagine what the history books will say about how callously this moronic narcissist singlehandedly caused so much disease and death
“You have to flatter him in public and flatter him in private. Above all, you must never make him feel ignorant.” 🚨🚨🚨 Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown via
What is always striking to me is how other countries report about the US at this moment. The Lancet, now the -- hardly rabble rousing publications.
Devastating piece by Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown via
Advising Trump says one administration official is like “bringing fruits to the volcano... You’re trying to appease a great force that’s impervious to reason." Quote of the crisis in knock-out piece via and via
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"Advising Trump is like bringing fruits to the volcano." Just one of scores of insights in 's superb analysis of how we got to where we are with this debacle. Make sure you read this blistering indictment of Trump & Co. via
“An administration official says advising Trump is like ‘bringing fruits to the volcano’ – Trump being the lava source. ‘You’re trying to appease a great force that’s impervious to reason,’ says the official.”
Edward Luce spoke with dozens of officials to discover what went wrong in Donald Trump’s first real crisis — and found a president who ignored increasingly urgent intelligence warnings and dismissed anyone who claimed to know more than him.
Advising Trump was like ‘bringing fruits to the volcano . . . You’re trying to appease a great force that’s impervious to reason’ An administration official
This story is a must read
what should have happened after this story dropped was mass resignations in the White House, beginning with Trump and Kushner.
#Coronavirus Meltdown: 📌America is first in the world in #deaths, first in the world in #infections and we stand out as an emblem of global incompetence 📌America should brace itself for a turbulent six months ahead - with no assurance of a safe landing
"...everyone I interviewed, including the most ardent Trump loyalists, made a similar point to Conway. Trump is deaf to advice, said 1. He is his own worst enemy, said another. He only listens to family, said a 3rd. He is mentally imbalanced, said a 4th."
Quacks, sycophants, and wusses--and, at the middle of it all, an ignorant and malignant narcissist who is impervious to reason. Calmly devastating piece by the FT's .
"An administration official says advising Trump is like 'bringing fruits to the volcano' – Trump being the lava source. 'You’re trying to appease a great force that’s impervious to reason,' says the official." Some of the quotes in this piece are 👀
Edward Luce spoke with dozens of officials to discover what went wrong in Donald Trump’s first real crisis — and found a president who ignored increasingly urgent intelligence warnings and dismissed anyone who claimed to know more than him
“Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it." I have no words.
“Jared Kushner had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it,” says a Trump confidant who speaks to the president
"Again and again, the story that emerged is of a president who ignored increasingly urgent intelligence warnings from January, dismisses anyone who claims to know more than him and trusts no one outside a tiny coterie"
“without exception everyone I interviewed, including the most ardent Trump loyalists, made a similar point... Trump is deaf to advice, said one. He is his own worst enemy... He only listens to family... He is mentally imbalanced, said a fourth”
Terrific writing.
"Advising Trump, one official says, is like 'bringing fruits to the volcano. You’re trying to appease a great force that’s impervious to reason.'" Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown by the ever-brilliant via
To prevent Americans from understanding what went on January to April will be one of the biggest propaganda and freedom of information fights in US history. So much has already come out about it that everything will ride on the manufacture of confusion.
William Burns in this article by : "America is first in the world in deaths, first in the world in infections & we stand out as an emblem of global incompetence. The damage to America’s influence and reputation will be very hard to undo.”
Chilling detail from brilliant FT profile of Trump's handling of the pandemic
You read this, and just marvel at how incredible it is that nobody is publicly pressuring Trump to dump Jared, who at this point has blood on way more than his hands.
“America is first in the world in deaths, first in the world in infections and we stand out as an emblem of global incompetence. The damage to America’s influence and reputation will be very hard to undo" via #Trump
This is quite a piece by ⁦
Trump's Covid-19 Meltdown—“It's as if Trump knew for a fact that 9/11 was going to happen for months, did nothing to prepare for it & shrugged a few days later & said, There’s not much we can do about it. Trump could have prevented mass deaths & he didn’t”
That's right, William Burns (<-"the most highly regarded American diplomat of his generation"—) by via and by
“America is first in the world in deaths, first in the world in infections and we stand out as an emblem of global incompetence. The damage to America’s influence and reputation will be very hard to undo.” William Burns via
Are you talking about #PresidentJared specifically, or are you referring more generally to the whole Administration & their enablers in the Republican Party?
Free to read: Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown
“The way to keep your job is to out-loyal everyone else, which means you have to tolerate quackery” Anthony #COVID19 Control Machine has a Novice, a hubristic Narcissus in charge of the Console #COVID19
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown Great piece from Edward Luce. Altho more than a little scary.
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown | Free to read via
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown | What went wrong in the president’s first real crisis — and what does it mean for the US? RT : Yikes.
My god this is depressing
The broad template of coronavirus meltdowns, Trump et al. In retrospect, the biggest cause of mortality from #Covid19 will be inept leadership.
This piece is so good, a startling look at the Don DeLillo novel we're all living through.
“President who ignored urgent intelligence warnings, dismisses anyone who claims to know more than him and trusts no one outside a tiny coterie who Trump has empowered to sideline the best-funded disaster response bureaucracy in the world” “
Inside Trump's coronavirus meltdown - The Financial Times via thanks
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown
Do the reporting and this is where you wind up. "The story that emerged is of a president who ignored increasingly urgent intelligence warnings from January, dismisses anyone who claims to know more than him, and trusts no one outside a tiny coterie..."
“‘We used to think of America as the world’s leading power...,’ says Fullilove, who is an ardent pro-American. ‘We increasingly feel caught between a reckless China and a feckless America that no longer seems to care about its allies.’”
“Jared had been arguing that testing too many people... would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it,” says a Trump confidant. “That advice worked far more powerfully on him than what the scientists were saying. He thinks they always exaggerate.”
I’ll believe Jared Kushner is growing into his role as a White House staffer when he cares as much about U.S. citizens as he does about the stock market.
'Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown.' I bookmark and collect these articles on what happened inside the government January to April. This is one of the best.
A+ recent history, gives much better understanding than daily news. Especially notable failure is CDC director. Financial Times doing well.
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler. [This is the 1389th tweet in the #ToddlerInChief thread.]
“In hindsight, Trump’s claim to global leadership leaps out. History will mark Covid-19 as the first time that ceased to be true. US airlifts have been missing in action. America cannot even supply itself.”
"Trump’s handling of the pandemic at home and abroad has exposed more painfully than anything since he took office the meaning of America First." Devastating from
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown. An administration official says advising Trump is like “bringing fruits to the volcano” – Trump being the lava source. “You’re trying to appease a great force that’s impervious to reason.”
This by is... just read it. 😑
_ “The way to keep your job is to out-loyal everyone else, which means you have to tolerate quackery,” says Scaramucci. “You have to flatter him in public & in private" | "Above all, you must never make him feel ignorant” | |
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown
We used to think of America as the world’s leading power, not as the epicentre of disease. We increasingly feel caught between a reckless China and a feckless America #pandemic2020
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown via
Sjajno napisano. Ko će prvi objaviti jednako detaljan tekst o srpskom odgovoru na pandemiju?
“The way to keep your job is to out-loyal everyone else, which means you have to tolerate quackery. You have to flatter him in public and flatter him in private. Above all, you must never make him feel ignorant.”
“Jared [Kushner] had been arguing that testing too many people, or ordering too many ventilators, would spook the markets and so we just shouldn’t do it,” on Trump, COVID and the loss of American leadership
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown via
The U.S. is renowned for helping in an emergency. History will mark #Covid-19 as the first time that ceased to be true. “America cannot even supply itself.”
article referred in above. in this global natural experiment - how pandemic started, and how it is spread within across and within countries is because of various policy choices and neglect. #covidethics #covid19
. not mincing her words: “Redfield is about the worst person you could think of to be heading the CDC at this time… He lets his prejudices interfere with the science, which you cannot afford during a pandemic.”
"After an initial rally in March, Trump’s poll numbers have been steadily dropping over the last month." Up to a point
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown | Free to read via
Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown via
🦠🦠76. Which countries have responded worst to the crisis? It's too soon to judge, but when the dust settles it may well be the US, writes in the . Recommended by Sports correspondent , .
Excellent (although long) article from the Financial Times - Inside Trump’s coronavirus meltdown | Free to read via
lays out in grinding detail the many failures of the response to #covid19 by in the h/t