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Friday, May 29, 2020


“Just Kidding”

Mar 26, 2020

To the editor:
Today, in a sweeping about-face, President Trump apologized for mishandling the coronavirus in the critical early months. He acknowledged that he got it wrong on February 26 when he said that the number of coronavirus cases in the US was going down and would soon be “close to zero”. There were only 60 cases in the country when he said that, but the number was rapidly rising. As of March 24 there were over 43,000 cases, and that number is doubling every two days. Trump also admitted he was wrong to blame the media for making coronavirus “look bad” and for denying that he had any responsibility for the shortage of testing kits, a shortage which continues to hamper efforts to combat the disease.
Finally the president stunned reporters when he uncharacteristically set aside his concern for the stock market and expressed compassion for the millions of Americans whose lives have been upended by the pandemic.
Just kidding. None of this ever happened. Never will.

Bruce Ferguson
Callicoon Center

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