Saturday, April 20, 2024

Hubris Hurts: President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump Test Positive for COVID-19


President Donald Trump, a denier of the COVID-19 virus, and his wife Melania have tested positive for the virus. They have gone into quarantine.

This is what we call just desserts. Trump denied all aspects of the virus, refused to wear a mask or participate in social distancing. He’s advocated all that publicly, lying about the science behind the virus and disputing advice of Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx.

Hubris hurts. Trump carried on like everyone was crazy and he knew something we didn’t. He knew nothing.

PS Thanks to NBC News. They had it and broke into “Seth Meyers” without even warning. They’re on live now at 1:24am. Good work.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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