“Watching him, I realized the cost of a president having pissed away his authority these past three years, with his daily juvenile tweets and schoolyard rhetoric. The country needs a president now who can inspire, galvanize, and lead.
“Tonight I saw a president who looked tired, afraid, and completely unconvincing. He ended by calling for an end to partisanship, and the nation coming together to fight this threat. That’s what any president should do in his position, in a moment of great national crisis.
“It is difficult to imagine a president with less credibility to make that ask.”
The rest of the article, titled “Trump’s Coronavirus Speech Reaction,” in The American Conservative is here.