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Monday, December 09, 2019

Trump Attacks World Health Organization To Deflect From His Own Failures

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

President Donald Trump is now scapegoating the World Health Organization (WHO), claiming it must be held accountable for what he claims is their fault that the coronavirus spread into the United States. Trump took no responsibility for his actions allowing the coronavirus to spread throughout the U.S.

America is now the number one in the world for deaths and number of cases.


The WHO is Trump's seventh target for blame to deflect from his horrific mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic.

But in making his case, Trump curiously cited early reports from the WHO proving he and his administration knew about the deadly new, novel coronavirus far earlier than he has admitted to previously.

He also blames the WHO's actions, saying their reports were wrong and they could have saved "thousands of lives" had they produced more accurate information.

Trump ignores his own mistakes.

New York Times opinion writer Nicholas Kristof warns the President:


CNN's Nathan McDermott weighs in:


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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

Wen Ho Lee

Down at Mar-a-Lago and anywhere else that former President Donald Trump is still venerated, he and his entourage are excited about a publication that has never before drawn his attention. The Columbia Journalism Review has just published a four-part, 24,000-word essay that purports to debunk the Trump-Russia "narrative" — and seeks to blame rising public disdain for the press, among other ills, on The New York Times and Washington Post for their coverage of that scandal.

Its author is Jeff Gerth, a reporter who worked at the Times for three decades. His former colleagues are said to be seething with fury at him. They have ample reason, not out of feelings of personal betrayal, but because Gerth has betrayed basic journalistic standards. Unfortunately, this is not the first time.

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