With the death count from the coronavirus rising and its economic fallout deepening, President Donald Trump is trying to fire up his base and divert the national conversation by promoting a baseless conspiracy that casts his predecessor, Barack Obama, as the architect of a plot to subvert his presidency.
NBC: "President Trump and his supporters have charged that Barack Obama and Joe Biden conspired against Michael Flynn, but there's no hard evidence to support the claims."
CNN: "Cornered by the coronavirus, President Trump returns to a familiar strategy: Attack Barack Obama"
— Jay Rosen (@jayrosen_nyu) May 17, 2020
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 17, 2020