" Hannah Arendt wrote “A regime dedicated to creating its own reality doesn’t just use language to lie. To truly animate lies, those in power must behave as if they’re true, no matter who gets hurt. Trump’s big lie:the coronavirus isn’t as dangerous as scientists say & his administration has it under control. To sustain this lie, Trump’s circle rejected the mitigation & containment strategies other countries used to handle the pandemic. What’s alarming, is that each new diagnosis in the White House demonstrates how thoroughly this administration has been infected by its own disinformation. The refusal to take basic precautions against the pandemic is the starkest evidence yet of how our government has morphed into a personality cult. If a critical mass of people continue to trust Trump, the way he’s spinning his ordeal might lead them to take the coronavirus even less seriously. "