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Seth Meyers is still broadcasting from his attic, of course, but his producers have restored a more professional look to segments of "A Closer Look." The latest examines Trump's failure to heed repeated warnings about the looming pandemic from US intelligence officials, who tried to tell the president to do something besides play golf, watch Fox News, and post insulting tweets.

If that doesn't seem too funny, Meyers nevertheless finds a special Trumpian whiff of idiocy in the tragedy – as when the president obsessed over the mythical "war on Thanksgiving" last fall, with coronavirus on the horizon. He thinks that "novel coronavirus" was an unhelpful name, since Trump never reads a book. Maybe "Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue coronavirus" would have snapped him to attention. Or have the briefings delivered by beauty pageant contestants.

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