Writing in the Washington Post this Tuesday, Greg Sargent contends that President Trump is closing in on desperate times, and he’s starting to realize that his only chance at reelection is to “create the illusion that we’re rapidly returning to normalcy, rather than taking the difficult concrete steps that would make that more likely to happen.”
Sargent writes that the testing plan the Trump administration sent to Congress is “quite deceptive and insufficient.”
“It largely transfers responsibility to states to implement their own testing and contact-tracing plans,” he writes. “But as public health experts point out, it does not include a massive federal mobilization to redirect supply chains to enable states to do that successfully.”
Ultimately, far more robust testing and tracing is what’s needed if Trump wants to return to normalcy. But according to Sargent, Trump won’t do this because it would “expose those efforts to scrutiny and accountability to new benchmarks.”
“So creating the illusion of a return to normalcy is the go-to plan.”
Read the full op-ed over at The Washington Post.
WATCH: Supercut of proof of Donald Trump’s long-held racism
Supporters of President Donald J. Trump regularly defend the divisive president claiming he isn’t a racist — but he has a long history showing the contrary. On MSNBC's The Beat with Ari Melber Wednesday, the host shared a supercut of instances where President Donald J. Trump's racism was on full display.
"This year's a fundamental reckoning," Melber began. He later added, "So every voter must answer, 'Are you for or against this?" Melber asked before playing a clip that showed a pre-presidential Trump who sought to disprove then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama's American heritage.
Trump campaign official falsely claims Supreme Court blocked Pennsylvania mail-in ballots
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump's deputy campaign manager Justin Clark tweeted out their victory in getting the Supreme Court to block Pennsylvania from counting mail-in ballots received after Election Day.
🚨🚨🚨Major decision protecting voting rights in PENNSYLVANIA. Ballots received after Election Day will NOT be counted. More to come but BIG WIN for the rule of law.
— Justin Clark (@chefjclark) October 28, 2020
Trump says he was worried that Jared Kushner or Mike Lee was ‘Anonymous’
President Donald Trump attacked the "Anonymous" White House official that attacked him in a New York Times op-ed and in an extensive tell-all book.
Former Homeland Security official Miles Taylor came out on Wednesday, saying officially that he was "Anonymous."
At the Phoenix Goodyear Airport, Trump told a rally crowd that Taylor was a "sleaze bag" and "This guy, in my opinion, should be prosecuted." Trump didn't seem to know what crime it was Taylor committed, but he still wanted to see the former official prosecuted for something.
Trump confessed that he was worried it was someone like "Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner, Mike Lee, or Rand Paul" who were secretly attacking him from the inside.