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Letter: Trump’s ‘sarcasm’ falls flat in crisis

President Trump recently suggested that ingesting disinfectants might be an effective treatment for Covid-19 illness. Of course, this was immediately condemned by doctors and disinfectant manufacturers as the dangerous nonsense that it is.

The next day, Trump tried to walk back his ludicrous idea by claiming he was “being sarcastic.” Never mind that his presentation showed no hint of sarcasm. Ignore, for the moment, this man’s vast and well documented history of self-serving lies. Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that he was telling the truth.

What does this mean? We are in the midst of a global pandemic that has claimed 50,000 American lives in just three months, with no end in sight. So our president has decided that advocating dangerous quack treatments may not be proper presidential leadership at such a time.

But sarcasm is.

Kenneth R. Boudreau


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