Former president Trump blasted his COVID-19 advisors Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx on March 29 for criticizing his handling of the pandemic.
He called them “two self-promoters trying to reinvent history to cover for their bad instincts and faulty recommendations, which I fortunately almost always overturned.”
As they say in the playgrounds: It takes one to know one.
Trump is reinventing the history of his presidency via the launch of 45office.com, which he says aims to “preserve the magnificent legacy of the Trump Administration, while at the same time advancing the America First agenda.” It's a hoot and fake news.
The site is chock full of Trumpian propaganda and imagery designed to gloss over the record of what historians rate as one of the worst presidencies in US history.
Birx claims Trump’s failure to encourage mask-wearing and social distancing measures led to the unnecessary deaths of about 400K Americans.
45office.com begs to differ, claiming the Trump White House saved countless lives by banning travel from China and Europe at the onset of COVID-19, and rolling out Operation Warp Speed.
Trump fans can use the site to request a birthday greeting or condolence from Trump and former first lady Melania, or their presence at a special event. Event requesters must include the size of audience, notable invitees and whether there will be media coverage.
The 45office.com site comes as a March 29 Pew Research Center poll that found that more than half (51 percent) of the respondents rate Trump “very coldly” on a “feeling thermometer” scale. Twenty-three percent rate him “very warmly.”
Forty-one percent rate Trump a “terrible” president, while 17 percent believe he was “great.”
Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss is not exactly a household name in journalism circles.
But the 85-year-old Wyoming resident’s statement made in connection with his bid to buy Tribune Co should be framed in every American newsroom:
“I don’t want to see another newspaper that has a chance to increase the amount of truth being told to the American people going down the drain,” he said of his effort to help the Trib escape ownership by the cost-cutting zealots at Alden Global Capital.
Wyss has donated millions to environmental groups in Wyoming, Montana and Maine.