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Reading: Trump Declares National Emergency—but Also ‘I Don’t Take Responsibility’ | WIRED

From Trump Declares National Emergency—but Also ‘I Don’t Take Responsibility’ | WIRED

Just a little bookmark to remind us all down the line:

A key purpose of today’s press conference was to convince you that none of this is the administration’s fault. “I don’t take responsibility at all,” Trump said in response to a question about the lack of tests. “Because we were given a set of circumstances and we were given rules, regulations, and specifications from a different time.” After weeks denying that there even was a testing shortage, this is apparently Trump’s new line: that excessive red tape, not the administration’s own fecklessness, has hampered US testing capabilities.

Yep. /waiting for Target tests/

But for a dialectic, try this. It’s not about the virus; it’s about who’s on first. https://ift.tt/2TN2B3j