Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times

Chris Megerian

Los Angeles Times

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Recent articles by Chris:

Trump tells governors to 'dominate' as he shrinks from crisis role

As crisis has boiled in the nation’s cities, there's been rare agreement on one subject: Neither left nor right is eager to hear from President Trump. → Read More

News Analysis: A study in contrast: Trump, Biden respond to Minneapolis crisis

President Trump and Joe Biden took divergent approaches to the police killing of George Floyd and the ensuing protests in Minneapolis. → Read More

Trump expected to sign order on social media

Stepping up his fight with Twitter, Trump is expected to sign an order that could open the door for lawsuits against social media companies → Read More

Trump's latest enemy: Twitter

A day after Twitter tagged one of President Trump’s baseless tweets as fake news, he threatens to strongly regulate or close social media platforms. → Read More

Trump targets California in latest attack on mail-in voting

Targeting California, President Trump stepped up his campaign Tuesday to discourage states from allowing mail-in voting, claiming falsely that it leads to rampant fraud. → Read More

Trump heads to Michigan amid clashes with state officials

President Trump heads to a Ford plant in Michigan for a visit already cloaked in controversy over his threats to cut funding to the battleground state and questions of whether he'll defy state guidelines requiring protective face masks. → Read More

Trump lashes out with distractions and disinformation

In recent days, Trump fired another inspector general, attacked a federal judge, demeaned a whistle-blower, and slammed reporters who check his facts and performance. Instead of presidential leadership during a crisis, critics saw a deliberate campaign of disinformation and distraction. → Read More

Judge steers Flynn case into 'completely uncharted waters'

The case against Michael Flynn, Trump's first national security advisor, entered uncertain legal territory after the Justice Department moved to drop the charges. → Read More

Trump's allies claim to see Biden's hand in Flynn case

President Trump's efforts to use the now-closed Russia investigation as a campaign issue got a potential boost Wednesday with release of a classified document tangentially tying Joe Biden, his likely Democratic opponent, to the investigation of Michael Flynn. → Read More

Trump's contradictory message amid coronavirus in White House

Trump claimed coronavirus infections are 'going down.' They're not. He is tested daily but says most testing isn't needed. → Read More

Trump's new 2020 message — it's not my fault

With the economy in free fall and deaths still rising from the coronavirus crisis, President Trump argued Friday that voters shouldn't hold him responsible in November for the calamity on his watch. → Read More

Justice Department moves to drop prosecution of Michael Flynn

President Trump pardons Michael Flynn, his former national security advisor who pleaded guilty in the Russia investigation and became an important government witness. → Read More

Trump calls Americans 'warriors' in fight to open economy

While COVID-19 deaths are still rising, Trump's message has abruptly shifted from "one death is too many" to praising Americans as "warriors" in the fight to open the economy. → Read More

Trump pick for spy chief faces Senate confirmation hearing

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) faces a Senate confirmation hearing to be director of national intelligence after controversy over it last year. → Read More

Trump rarely shows empathy in coronavirus crisis

Most presidents act as consoler-in-chief in times of national crisis. Trump has struggled to show any empathy with victims or survivors of COVID-19. → Read More

Flynn fights for exoneration two years after pleading guilty

Trump's first national security advisor, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the FBI in the Russia investigation. But now he insists his case should be thrown out and the alleged injustice has become a rallying cry for Trump supporters. → Read More

Trump uses coronoavirus crisis to push other policy priorities

Trump is using the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity — or as political cover — to make sweeping changes to regulations and push controversial new policies. → Read More

Why Trump flip-flopped on 'biggest decision I've ever had to make'

As deaths soared and the economy fell off a cliff, Trump careened through a critical week in the coronavirus crisis, offering conflicting advice and contradictory messages before punting on what he called 'the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make.' → Read More

Trump expected to ease coronavirus social distancing guidelines for some states

Trump is expected to announce guidelines amid the coronavirus outbreak that could let businesses reopen in states with relatively few COVID-19 patients. → Read More

Trump again touts unproven drug while meeting with coronavirus survivors

Eager to show progress in the coronavirus crisis, President Trump meets people who have recovered from COVID-19, but continues to tout unproven drug. → Read More