Over on the Daily Beast, an interview with Fauci makes it clear that the coronavirus job pressure truly stopped being a priority a while in the past: “We used to fulfill seven days every week. Then 5 days every week. We’re now assembly in the future every week and at most two occasions every week,” mentioned Fauci. And when the duty pressure does meet, Fauci says they discuss extra concerning the economic system than the virus. Fauci mentions that Trump nonetheless spends at lot of time with retired radiologist Scott Atlas, however since Atlas’ job is to advertise quackery and downplay the necessity for testing, he’s of restricted use in an precise disaster.

The reality is that, after destroying the pandemic response group, Trump created his personal COVID-19 group … then destroyed it. There’s now not even a pretense of a nationwide response to the pandemic.

As a number of retailers have reported, even Republican donors can’t work out why Trump and his crew are so devoted to blowing off COVID-19, whilst Trump is tapping an oxygen tank earlier than he heads for the hospital. These donors aren’t precisely thrilled about being a part of an indoor meet and greet performed at a small desk greater than a day after Trump was conscious he had examined optimistic for the illness.

That Trump’s high-speed set up of a Supreme Court docket justice could also be derailed by an outbreak generated after Amy Coney Barrett’s introduction, the place attendees have been informed they might take off their masks and mingle, might seem to be karma. But it surely’s additionally simply … incomprehensible. Even individuals with a disdain for science hardly ever throw themselves off a cliff in order that they’ll personal these libs who consider in gravity. So why is Trump and his group so devoted to ignoring consultants, even when the arrow of harm is directed proper at them?

Writing on Friday, reporter Peter Nicholas acknowledged that, within the wake of Trump’s sickness, there seemed to be no signal of a change. There was no extra transparency, no extra honesty, no extra concern about following CDC tips, no extra effort to stop the unfold of COVID-19 even amongst White Home officers. “The practices right this moment appeared each bit as lax,” wrote Nicholas. In the meantime, Mark Meadows stepped exterior the White Home to speak to reporters and refused to placed on a masks. As an alternative, he mentioned he “will get examined frequently.” This was shortly earlier than Trump reparted by way of helicopter.

However not less than the nation did get phrase on Friday that Mike Pence had been sent to one of Trump’s golf resorts simply in case … he must take over {golfing}. Certain, it’s a joke, however on this administration, it comes far too near the reality.