By Noor Al-Sibai
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On May 30, toward the end of its five-week run on HBO, author Stephen King tweeted that the mini-series “Chernobyl” is impossible to watch without considering our feckless and incompetent president. “Like those in charge of the doomed Russian reactor,” King wrote, “[Donald Trump] is a man of mediocre intelligence in charge of great power—economic, global—that he does not understand.”
It’s impossible to watch HBO’s CHERNOBYL without thinking of Donald Trump; like those in charge of the doomed Russian reactor, he’s a man of mediocre intelligence in charge of great power–economic, global–that he does not understand.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) May 30, 2019
As television critics have observed, “Chernobyl” all but invites comparisons between Soviet Russia and late-capitalist America. It’s easy to watch the show’s craven apparatchiks and be reminded of this administration’s egregious mishandling of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Still, the best analog for the Chernobyl nuclear disaster may be the years-long public health crisis that began on the watch of Trump’s predecessor.
“When the people of Flint,…