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The Overlooked Hallmark of the Trump Administration: Trump's Defining Trait: Indifference; by Masha Gessen

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Remember the indifference to suffering the  words on Melania Trump's jacket, on the flight to see the inhumane treatment of immigrants & children  "I Really Don't Care. Do U?"Gessen says that the defining characteristic of Trump too is indifference. "We have come to expect him to fail Americans, catastrophically, and we became accustomed to understanding these failures through 2 traits of his Administration: cruelty and militant incompetence. But there is a third one, characteristic of many, if not all, autocracies: indifference..." In this year of the coronavirus, Trump has oscillated between holding briefings and acting like the pandemic was over, while recommending bleach and bragging about his own tremendous recovery. But what he has demonstrated consistently, while three hundred thousand people in this country have died and millions became sick, is that he couldn’t be bothered. "

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