Trump responds to reports about his incompetence by flying into a self-pitying rage at press (Slate)

He even brought his own hastily made propaganda reel.

Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus task force press briefings stopped being about the coronavirus weeks ago. Any necessary or potentially helpful announcements have largely been supplanted by hourslong recitations of Trump’s various grievances, his imagined accomplishments, and all the people who have most recently wronged him. But Monday, amid mounting criticism, the president somehow managed to reach a new level of self-pitying psychosis, taking more than an hour out of a press conference on a disease that has killed more than 20,000 Americans to lash out about his treatment by the media, and to show his very own propaganda reel.

Before things really got underway, Anthony Fauci took the stage to ostensibly “clarify” comments he’d made to Jake Tapper this past weekend, when he said, “You could logically say that if you had a process that was ongoing and you started mitigation earlier, you could have saved lives.” The comments seemingly prompted Trump to retweet someone who had used the hashtag #FireFauci…

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