“The state also has failed to fulfill its own well-documented commitments to the federal government and the public.”
By Margaret Sullivan / The Washington Post
With President Trump apparently struck by covid-19 a month before a critical election and after 200,000 American deaths from the disease, what we really need right now is an entirely credible, fact-based voice from the White House.
Good luck with that.
The Greek philosopher Diogenes was said to have wandered the streets of Athens with a lantern searching in vain for someone to speak the truth. I don’t think he’d have any better luck at the top level of the U.S. government right now, despite our extraordinary need for trustworthy communication.
With the exception of Dr. Anthony Fauci, and maybe a few other top medical experts, there isn’t a trusted truth-teller in sight.
“Donald Trump’s way of dealing with negative news is consistent: Hide it, spin it and always lie about it,” said Tim O’Brien, a Trump biographer and now a Bloomberg Opinion