Donald Trump was given a memo in January by his adviser Peter Navarro that warned exactly how bad the pandemic could get in the United States. But according to the President himself on Tuesday, he never actually looked at the memo. So either he is lying to the public, or he’s so incompetent that he made the decision to not actually look at his daily briefings. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins examines those two possibilities.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced