“We’re rounding the nook,” he advised “Fox & Associates” of the coronavirus throughout an interview Monday morning. “With or and not using a vaccine. They hate once I say that however that is the way in which it’s. … We have completed an outstanding job. Not only a good job, an outstanding job. Apart from public relations, however that is as a result of I’ve pretend information. On public relations, I give myself a D. On the job itself, we take an A+.”
How, you may ask your self, may this President give himself high marks in dealing with the pandemic when he had admitted to downplaying the risk it posed to the general public, pushed skepticism about mask-wearing, pushed unproven (and even harmful) cures to cope with the virus and repeatedly underestimated the dying toll?
Easy! Trump lives in a fantasy world of his personal creation. He at all times has. In that world, he’s the neatest, the savviest, the best, the best-looking and the winningest particular person on this planet. Goal information fall by the wayside in that world. And Trump has at all times — whether or not within the enterprise world or the political one — surrounded himself with individuals who affirm that his world is the actual one and the precise actual one is a few form of conspiracy narrative pushed by his “elite” enemies within the Democratic Celebration and the media.
All of which permits Trump to dwell in a sort-of bubble. Previous to being elected president, his wealth allowed him to exist in that bubble. Now the safety of the White Home does the identical.
The issue for Trump is that in politics what grade you give your self issues a complete lot lower than the grade the individuals that you must vote for you give to your efficiency. And, on that entrance, Trump is failing.
The disconnect between how Trump sees his dealing with of the coronavirus and the way the general public sees it’s huge. However once more, goal information play a task right here.
Put plainly: There’s merely no proof the nation is “rounding the nook” on the virus as Trump recommended Monday. And whereas Trump is free to provide himself no matter grade he desires in how he has handled the virus, his constituents disagree. Profoundly.