CORONAVIRUS

Washington Post Editorial Board Spells Out A Stark Truth About The Coronavirus To Trump

“The reality is that the virus is not under control; it is in control," the newspaper's board told the president in its new column.

The Washington Post editorial board laid out a painful truth about the coronavirus to President Donald Trump in its latest column.

“The reality is that the virus is not under control; it is in control,” the newspaper’s board wrote in its editorial Thursday that denounced Trump’s ongoing attempts to downplay the rapid resurgence of COVID-19 in states nationwide.

The board called out Trump’s “magical thinking” on the pandemic.

Trump bore responsibility “for encouraging governors to loosen the restrictions too early,” it added.

“It was a bad miscalculation,” said the board, which called Trump’s claim to have saved “millions of lives” with his widely criticized handling of the public health crisis a “historic delusion, and it has consequences in human lives.” 

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