To the Editor:

Re “Troubling Facts From Physicians Undercut Trump” (front page, Oct. 5):

Perhaps no event better demonstrates and exemplifies President Trump’s personality and character than his drive-by outside Walter Reed hospital on Sunday.

This was a brazen, wanton act of disregard for the health or even life of others for an action that was completely unnecessary. Traveling in his hermetically sealed presidential vehicle, Mr. Trump callously disregarded the welfare of the Secret Service agents forced to accompany him.

To what end? This drive-by had only two goals, both reflecting the president’s narcissism and insecurities. First, he wanted to demonstrate that even with Covid-19 he was not weak, not debilitated, as he views any sign of weakness as anathema. Second, he needs to receive the constant reassurance of

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