‘He still doesn’t get it,’ says Trump pandemic task force

Hunter Daily Kos Staff Wednesday August 05, 2020 · 1:02 PM CDT

This morning Donald Trump once again made it clear that he intends to ignore the COVID-19 pandemic out of existence. He also made it clear that he still, six months into the pandemic crisis, has no grasp of even the most basic facts about the pandemic that has killed at least 150,000 Americans so far. “My view is the schools should open. This thing is going away. It will go away like things go away, and my view is that schools should be open,” Trump rambled to his Fox & Friends hosts, because school kids are “almost immune” to COVID-19.

In the meantime, Trump’s pandemic “task force” appears to be spiraling into despair as Trump continues to show both gross unfitness for the task of containing the pandemic and no particular interest in doing so. CNN’s Jim Acosta and Maegan Vazquez bring us the complaints of an anonymous person “familiar with” Trump’s Tuesday task force meeting.

The takeaway: “He still doesn’t get it. He does not get it.” And when the task force “tried to stress the dire nature of the situation” to Trump, report Acosta and Vazquez: “He starts talking about something else.”

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