Reporting on Trump's coronavirus response that's a bulwark against the onslaught of lies - 2020-04-30
Vanity Fair's Gabriel Sherman looks back at the tragic hole of lost time between January and March when Trump's paranoia and magical thinking limited him to view the virus as an overhyped Democratic ploy to harm his reelection chances. The irony, of course, is that had he not dismissed those warnings his reelection chances would be far stronger.
A few revelatory takeaways: Jared Kushner has assumed a lot more sway over Trump of late and gets treated like a peer by Pence. From the beginning Kushner was on the denial side of the White House split, and he's been steering Trump's response since then.
For his part, a source suggests that "Pence lives in mortal fear of being booted off the ticket. Trump constantly reminds Mike that he almost didn't choose him."