Observers are struggling to come up with the right comparison for President Trump’s fact-free coronavirus briefings.
New York Times columnist Jennifer Senior says the briefings are “the falsification of history in real time” and compares them to Politburo propaganda.
Washington Post columnist Margaret Sullivan suggests the media stop covering the briefings, which she labels “a naked attempt to portray himself as a wartime president.”
Finding the right metaphor for the hollow boasting and complete lack of empathy may prove difficult, but what’s clear is that Trump’s bold promises are empty. Below are seven times Trump has over-promised and under-delivered.