Author of RED FAMINE, GULAG and IRON CURTAIN. Washington Post columnist. Senior Fellow @SAISHopkins and co-director, ARENA
Outside the US, people now assume that the American president is lying. He doesn't just fail to lead, he is an active source of international chaos and disintegration
Among other things, the emergency has been used as an excuse to remove funding from opposition political parties. Once again, rules are written to favor Fidesz, the ruling party.
Also: the question of whether the Hungarian parliament is or is not actually sitting in a room somewhere or meeting online is irrelevant. The law says the prime minister can override anything the parliament does or says. The institution is now purely ceremonial.
China has reacted to the outbreak of coronavirus in Italy by sending aid. The US has reacted by suspending flights. Who is the superpower?
"People believed her. There was no run on the banks." A leader tells her nation the truth - including the fact that millions will get this virus - takes sensible measures. Incredible.
Macron attacks RT and Sputnik as propaganda organs. Nobody has done this in front of Putin before.