Trump: Masks For Me, But Not For Thee

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From the Washington Post:

Most White House officials will be asked to wear masks or face coverings in public spaces on complex grounds, a move to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading further inside the presidential compound….The request does not apply to offices, however, and President Trump is unlikely to wear a mask or face covering, aides say.

President Trump wants everyone in the White House to wear a mask because he doesn’t want to get sick. But is he even willing to recommend that everyone else wear masks? Nope. That might dent his tough-guy-time-to-reopen image. Can’t have that, can we?

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

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Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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