Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

How Donald Trump’s incompetence breeds coronavirus denial in the US

  • When students on spring break rebel against social distancing measures, it may be because the US administration does not inspire trust
  • Although Trump fancies himself a ‘wartime president’, he doesn’t quite understand the enemy he is up against

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Tom Plate

Tom Plate

Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007), four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series, and three In the 'Tom Plate on Asia' book series. He is vice-president of the Pacific Century Institute, in Los Angeles.