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‘We don’t have a leader — we have Trump’: Columnist writes brutal epitaph for coronavirus response

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New York Times columnist Jennifer Senior has written a brutal epitaph for President Donald Trump’s widely panned response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In her latest column, Senior pointed to the president’s “horrifying” Oval Office address this week as a symbol of his failed leadership in a time of crisis. In particular, she condemned the president for putting too little emphasis on social distancing measures that for the moment are the best way to stem the spread of the virus.

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“Trump’s biggest crime Wednesday night was the short shrift he gave to what should have been his core message: Keep your distance,” she writes. “Yes, he mentioned it in passing, but only on the way to rah-rahing himself, denigrating foreigners, and announcing policies that terrified the markets.”

She then speculates that Trump’s rampant psychological insecurities are the reason why he doesn’t like encouraging people to stay indoors and away from large crowds.

“Motoring on through adversity seems, at this moment, like the macho thing to do,” she writes. “Social distancing is seen as cowardly and weak, rather than what it truly is, which is altruistic and courageous.”

She then imagines what Trump would achieve if he could overcome these insecurities.

“A real leader, one who’s secure in his own skin and intellect, could explain the paradox of aggression through isolation,” she writes. “He could encourage cooperation through isolation too, explaining that the two needn’t be incompatible. But we don’t have a real leader. We have Trump.”

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‘They don’t understand what it means to be American’: Ex-Pentagon chief blasts White House

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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany explained Wednesday that President Donald Trump went to St. John's Church with his Bible because it's what former President George W. Bush did after Sept. 11 and what Winston Churchill did during World War II. The problem, of course, being that protesters demanding an end to police brutality aren't the same as Al-Qaeda or the Nazis and it's police killing unarmed Americans, not Black Lives Matter.

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‘Comically ridiculous’: Kayleigh McEnany sparks outrage by comparing Trump to Winston Churchill

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At Wednesday's White House briefing, Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany compared President Donald Trump's church photo-op stunt to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill inspecting bombing damage during the Nazi raids in World War II.

Kayleigh compares the President’s photo op to Churchill inspecting bombing damage pic.twitter.com/KP5ovHMYzI

— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) June 3, 2020

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Team Trump ‘running for cover’ after attempt to crack down on protests results in ‘humiliation’: conservative columnist

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Writing in the Washington Post this Wednesday, columnist Jennifer Rubin writes that the "tear-gassing of peaceful protesters, the debasement of St. John’s Episcopal Church, the wholly inappropriate participation of the defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the goose step across Lafayette Square" were actually President Trump's way of compensating for reports that he retreated to an underground bunker when protesters got close to the White House.

Rubin points to Trump's claim that he went to the bunker for an "inspection." But according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, he had no idea where Trump and the rest of his entourage were going.

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