Reprinted with permission from Alternet
President Donald Trump, with the help of Vice President Mike Pence, has been trying to give the impression that coronavirus has been largely defeated in the United States — which, of course, it hasn't. And Greg Sargent, in his Washington Post column, lays out some ways in which Pence is being "deceptive" and downplaying the threat that COVID-19 still poses to Americans.
"President Trump and his advisers have plainly decided they have no hope of truly defeating the novel coronavirus and getting the nation on track to meaningful, sustained economic recovery in time for his reelection," Sargent explains. "So, they're spending far more of their time on the next best thing: creating the illusion that we have already roared most of the way back to victory on both fronts."