Bluster, distraction, denial: Trump follows Chavez's successful template

Coronavirus could be Trump’s downfall – but another bullying leader reminiscent of Trump won election after election Donald Trump ’s handling of coronavirus appears to be not so much a car wreck as a multiple pile-up, one vehicle slamming into another in a mound of twisted metal. First denial and complacency that left hospitals and laboratories unprepared, then shouting matches with governors and the media, then peddling a dodgy remedy and conspiracy theories , and now scapegoating the World Health Organization. With November’s election approaching, Covid-19 may end up engraved on Trump’s political tombstone. Continue reading...