Trump dances following his speech in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images
Trump’s pandemic rallies are tragicomedies of coronavirus misinformation.
With his personal bout with the coronavirus apparently in the rearview mirror, President Donald Trump is now taking his show on the road for near-nightly political rallies that make a mockery of public health guidelines calling for social distancing and universal mask-wearing during the ongoing pandemic.
If the public health risk these events create isn’t enough to alienate undecided voters who happen to be tuning in, Trump’s Tuesday evening performance in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, provided a few examples of how the content seems unlikely to sway swing voters either.
Three weeks out from Election Day, Trump is largely playing his greatest hits — attacking the media, defending the Confederacy, demonizing antifa, and vowing to “make America great again” (despite the fact that he’s been president for nearly four years now).
But he’s also added some new pitches — including appeals to women and new lines of attack against Democratic nominee Joe Biden — that are as over the top as…