Cartoon by Sean Galvin
Cartoon by Sean Galvin

President Donald Trump’s primary approach to the COVID-19 pandemic seems to be obfuscationdenial, and distraction. Despite soaring infection rates, a rising death toll, and a cratering economy, Trump is committed to pretending that everything is going well. 

By all accounts, however, the president’s refusal to face reality created our current crisis. Now, as the virus spreads across the country, Trump is doubling down on that approach and continues to pretend everything is fine.

During an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News this past Sunday, the president even stuck to his line that COVID-19 will just “disappear.” 

This comic aims to captures the president’s tendency to paint a comically rosy picture, despite our grim reality.