The suggestion that now is not the time to point fingers, that we should wait until this crisis is over and then make a post mortem is terrible advice. Trump won’t suspend his daily effort to shape the narrative and shift responsibility for the colossal unpreparedness of his administration for this deadly virus so it imperative for us to speak up now, not wait until the crisis is past.

We should have learned that lesson in the aftermath of the release of the Mueller report. Before it became public property, Attorney General William Barr in a press conference dishonestly spun the report’s findings to exonerate Trump. Let’s not repeat the same mistake.