How the Coronavirus Pandemic Fuels Trump’s Autocratic Instincts

Written by Masha Gessen 13 March 2020

"Trump apparently read from a teleprompter on Wednesday night. After weeks of dismissing the threat of a pandemic and of continuing to obsess about his own personal grievances, he finally sounded grave… precisely because Trump was not at his worst… in the extraordinary situation of a pandemic, what we are witnessing is peak Trump." (Gessen, 2020)

Publisher: New Yorker

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Categories: Authoritarianism, Liberal Democracy, Inequality, Economy, Role of Business