And can he still bend over that far? (Unless it’s for Putin, of course.)
Polls show that the majority of Americans approve of the way that tRump is handling the pandemic. Does the country even deserve to survive?
Well, at least it should be easy to recover, given that tRump’s guiding principal as pResident has always been to sacrifice short-term gains in the interest of the country’s long-term financial and environmental health. Oh, wait…
I won’t believe that any of this will impact tRump until I actually see a new pres in the White House. tRump is adept at accepting credit for all things positive and shifting the blame for all things negative, and a substantial portion of the American population is stupid enough to buy it. And, given that he’ll do anything short of self-sacrifice to win re-election, we should all be terrified about the steps that he’ll take come September and October if his re-election chances look dim.
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I definitely would not bet against him. There’s nothing that he can do that would get his base to turn against him, and he’s skilled enough at disinformation that he’ll be able to convince undecided voters that his response to COVID-19 was optimal. The only way the virus hurts tRump’s chances is if he loses interest in the job since he’ll no longer be able to bask in MAGAt love at rallies and will have trouble profiting off of the pResidency during a recession.
It seems quite unlikely that this will diminish tRump’s election chances much – there’s practically nothing that tRump can do that will diminish him in the eyes of the MAGAts, and undecided voters are clueless enough that shyster tRump will likely be able to evade blame once again. BUT – will he have any interest in the job if he can’t regularly bask in the worship of thousands of his followers? The coming recession will wipe out most of the profits that he made via his pResidency, and it’s hard to imagine that even he is stupid enough to hold rallies until the virus has run its course. He might just shrivel up like a houseplant that has been stuck in a dark closet.
Yeah, the poor fellow has merely let the air out.
I doubt he’ll bother to try to postpone the election, since he’s still likely to win and he won’t acknowledge any other outcome anyway. But COVID-19 does represent a treasure trove of opportunity for him – it gives him a legitimate scapegoat for anything that goes wrong, offers justification for isolationism and the notion that bad things come from other countries, will allow him to enact a wide variety of draconian measures in the interest of “national security”, etc., etc.
Yet even if it was irrefutably proven that tRump used taxpayer money to commission the creation of the virus and personally injected the first 1000 people who got the disease, his base would still worship him like a god. Unless he comes out as gay, there’s pretty much nothing that he can do that will diminish of the MAGAts’ adoration of him. Anything notion that he has ever made a single mistake or isn’t better than anybody in history at everything that he has ever done is fake news!