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Rachel Maddow Burns Trump Down For His Monumental Incompetence

Donald Trump hates all media except the outlets that praise him, i.e. Fox News or other right-wing propaganda shills that are only too happy to carry water for the administration and tell the president what a great job he’s doing.

So it was more than a bit uncharacteristic of Trump to tweet out praise of MSNBC host Rachel Maddow recently, even going so far as to include a video of her interview with the commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lieutenant General Todd Semonite, who explained how his team is building field hospitals to care for those who have contracted coronavirus:

No matter how you cut it, that’s a surprisingly positive pat on the back from a man who frequently refers to MSNBC in derogatory terms.

And Maddow was quick to acknowledge the tweet from President Trump, but she also took the time to remind him that he’s still not providing everything needed to fully battle COVID-19 in the states, where many doctors and nurses cannot get equipment such as sterile gloves and protective face masks.

Make no mistake, Maddow burned the president to the ground, but she did it with class, aplomb, and the proverbial velvet glove. Take a look:

No matter what he says, no matter what statistics he refers to, and no matter how much he tries to conceal his own massive incompetence, Donald Trump has repeatedly bungled the federal response to the pandemic that is sweeping across this country with devastating effects. People have died as a result of his refusing to take the virus seriously when it was first discovered in the United States.

Leaders lead and don’t do so seeking praise. Selfish, impotent little men seek flattery at every turn, and all they accomplish with their preening is compounding the suffering of the powerless.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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