Not Me! (Revised)

President Donald Trump, wax Figure of Vice President Mike Pence, and celebrity look-alike actors in front of a cardboard mock-up of the White House.

When asked if eliminating the Office of Pandemic Research had slowed the response to the coronavirus, President Trump called it “a nasty question” before adding: “When you say ‘me,’ I didn’t do it.We have a group of people [in the administration]. But I could perhaps ask Tony about that, because I don’t know anything about it.” (“Tony” is Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.)

When asked later if he, as President, should take more responsibility, Trump replied in a tweet, “When you say the President should take responsibility, you don’t mean me. I had nothing to do with the last election. It was the voters and that awful, awful Hillary Clinton. They’re the ones who should be held responsible–not me! It’s terrible! Terrible! Fake news! Witch hunt! Sad.”

CORRECTION: It has been reported that it was NOT a wax figure of Mike Pence, but Mike Pence himself. Given that we can’t tell the difference, we’ll leave the decision up to you.

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