Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he doesn’t plan to impose a mask mandate nor a vaccine mandate in Arkansas at this time, despite the state’s rising Covid-19 cases that health experts have compared to a “raging forest fire.”
Brian Stelter says any change in tune about vaccines was subtle and short-lived on Fox. “What you see in right wing media is this general anti-vaccine rhetoric,” Oliver Darcy says, even though the vaccines were developed while Donald Trump was president.
“Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present” author Ruth Ben-Ghiat says Donald Trump “has the same personality traits as many of these leaders I’ve studied,” including a “massive ego, megalomania, ‘only I can fix it’” attitude. Ben-Ghiat also discusses propaganda techniques.
Brian Stelter says Donald Trump’s continued promotion of the Big Lie makes sense “when viewed through the prism of narcissism.” He also points out that political reporters are becoming more explicit about describing Trump’s “delusions.”