Reality TV host? Tick. Real estate mogul? Tick. POTUS? Tick. Doctor and/or pharmacist? Not the last time I looked.
Yet here was Donald Trump offering to the world his insights about medications that might -- MIGHT -- work for COVID-19. The results were predictable. People rushed to buy it, patients who needed it couldn't get it and, inevitably, someone died.
How can someone in a position of such responsibility behave with such monstrous irresponsibility? Trump, of all people, knows the power of the half-fact; how people who are desperate and scared will latch onto any crumb of hope.