The depravity doesn’t end there. Consider this quiz: Which of the following two comments came from a Chinese government-affiliated newspaper and which came from The New York Times?

No. 1: “Now There’s No Spinning Away Pandemic’s Toll”

No. 2: “President Trump and the first lady have paid the price for his gamble to play down the COVID-19.”

The answer is that No. 1 is a Times headline and No. 2 is a tweet from the editor of the Global Times, but forgive yourself if you guessed wrong because, in fact, the sentiments are nearly identical.

There’s more. The editor of the Global Times went on to say that the president’s illness “may also negatively affect his re-election,” which echoes The New York Times’ first-day claim that the president’s positive test “could prove devastating to his political fortunes.”