Trump’s coronavirus infection is the result of his deadly, foolish recklessness

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the White House on Sept. 11. <span class="copyright">(Associated Press)</span>
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrive at the White House on Sept. 11. (Associated Press)

Americans awaken this morning to the grave news that President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive for the dreadful coronavirus that has killed more than 207,000 people in the U.S. and brought the U.S. economy to its knees.

The news came the way that so much of the news from the White House does: in a tweet early Friday from the president himself. Trump wrote that he and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus (he noticeably did not call it the “China virus”) and declared: “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”

No matter how you feel about Trump’s performance as president — and we feel pretty strongly that it has been a disaster — this is another crisis

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