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Did You Think Trump Would Mourn With Us?

Jun 01, 2020 - The New York Times

The president's indifference to collective grieving is of a piece with a political movement that denies our collective ties.

More than a hundred thousand lives have been lost to the Covid-19 pandemic in the United States, and while individuals and families have certainly grieved for their loved ones, there has been almost nothing in the way of a public remembrance of the lives lost. No national address; no moment of silence or official recognition beyond the occasional tweet and the flying...