Trump talks himself up as ‘wartime president’ to lead America through a crisis

The president initially scoffed at the coronavirus. Now he seems convinced he can lead – and secure four more years in November
Bill Clinton used to lament that his time as US president was broadly peaceful, and lacked a historic test of his mettle. Donald Trump believes that his moment has arrived: a crisis on a par with leading a nation at war.
Related: Lay off those war metaphors, world leaders. You could be the next casualty… | Simon Tisdall
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The president initially scoffed at the coronavirus. Now he seems convinced he can lead – and secure four more years in November

Bill Clinton used to lament that his time as US president was broadly peaceful, and lacked a historic test of his mettle. Donald Trump believes that his moment has arrived: a crisis on a par with leading a nation at war.

Related: Lay off those war metaphors, world leaders. You could be the next casualty… | Simon Tisdall

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