Trump just played the Big 10 Athletic Conference like a cheap violin. The universities and their administrators can and will deny he had anything to do with the decision to start the football season in late October, but that won’t stop him or members of his cult (particularly those living in football-crazy swing states) from buying his brand of self-serving baloney.

Meanwhile, the nation’s COVID-19 death toll is topping 200,000. That is the game a real president should be focusing on.