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Philip Bump

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Recent articles by Philip:

Trump’s stunning claim that he’s taking hydroxychloroquine could trigger a cascade of negative effects

It also reinforces a pattern of Trump endorsing dangerous actions. → Read More

The false security of coronavirus death demographics

With 90,000 dead in the United States, most victims have been older and most have been white. Most. → Read More

Despite Eric Trump’s rhetoric, social distancing measures might hurt Democrats more than his father

Trump's rallies may have more psychological than political importance. → Read More

The key political fight of this era: Trump vs. accountability

Trump's attacks on inspectors general, whistleblowers and the media are part of his effort to present a particular vision of his presidency. → Read More

What’s happening in states that reopened their economies? It’s complicated.

Two weeks in, the picture is murky — which is probably good news. → Read More

Theory that Trump’s support is hampered by shy voters returns for another election cycle

There's no evidence that social pressure makes a difference in the polls. → Read More

The partisan revolt against efforts to fight the virus isn’t as big as you might think

The influence of Trump and conservative media may not be as big as you think, either. → Read More

The White House effort to prove that staying home is as deadly as the coronavirus comes up short

This is perhaps unsurprising. → Read More

How much of Trump’s presidency has he spent tweeting?

A review of the evidence. → Read More

Fauci puts it bluntly: Coronavirus deaths are undercounted

A popular theory in conservative media is undercut. → Read More

The administration keeps bragging that U.S. testing now is better than South Korea’s was months ago

Testing has improved — but only after a slow ramp-up. → Read More

Trump and his allies are much more interested in talking Flynn than coronavirus

Intentional or not, Fox News is talking about Flynn and FBI more than the virus. → Read More

How accurate is Trump’s rosy picture of the spread of the coronavirus?

The president claims that it's "going down almost everywhere." Is it? → Read More

A Fox News host worries the Ahmaud Arbery killing could become a ‘racial situation’

Host Brian Kilmeade made the comment in an interview with President Trump on Friday. → Read More

Even at the best-protected workplace in the country, the virus finds a way in

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany nonetheless claimed that Trump was "protected" from the virus. → Read More

Walking through Trump’s numerous defenses of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic

During an interview on "Fox and Friends," Trump offered up most of his most common excuses. → Read More

A Trump talking point flips: More Americans are now unemployed than ever before

Trump liked to tout how many people were employed — which, like the unemployment figure, was in part a function of population growth. → Read More

Here’s what’s happened to the people prosecuted by Robert Mueller’s team

In several cases, allies of the president have seen their fortunes reversed. → Read More

The sharp hypocrisy of the White House position on testing

Trump argued that doing more testing "makes us look bad" — as he lives in a bubble of constant testing. → Read More

Asked to choose between Trump and Fox News, Republicans are more likely to trust Trump

Overall, it's more of a wash. → Read More