Trump’s magical thinking on coronavirus is rooted in the teachings of this famous pastor

“It’s going to disappear one day,” he said on February 27. “It’s like a miracle.”

The coronavirus, despite Trump’s predictions, has not disappeared. It has spread rapidly, killing more than 90,000 Americans.

In that light, Trump’s response to the pandemic, his fulsome self-praise and downplaying of mass death seems contrary to reality. But long ago, his biographers say, Trump learned how to craft his own version of reality, a lesson he learned in an unlikely place: a church.

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