Trump understands that making it easier to vote is bad for Republicans. But, unlike most Republicans who hide behind various arguments that things that make it easier to vote will lead to voter fraud, Trump adorably admits the open secret.
The Washington Post focuses specifically on the actions taken (and not taken) regarding the development and deployment of a reliable test for the virus.
You can decide for yourself whether this reflects an abiding belief that he is handling the crisis well, or is something more like a reflexive rally-round-the-leader impulse.
Trump did everything he could to minimize and dismiss the COVID-19 threat from mid-February to mid-March, which was roughly the opposite of what his experts were trying to get him to say and do.
In this devastating little video, compiled by The Recount, you can see all the days that went by with the president dismissing and minimizing the coronavirus threat.
Seven years ago Donald Trump tweeted: “Leadership: Whatever happens, you’re responsible. If it doesn’t happen, you’re responsible.”
I suggest – and you have to watch the video before you decide whether you disagree – that this was the worst performance by a professional politician, reading from a teleprompter, of a major address to the nation that you have ever seen.
All presidents since the advent of approval ratings have seen their numbers rise and fall, based generally on the news, but not Trump.
After a couple more Tuesdays like yesterday, or maybe sooner than that, Sanders will accept that he will not be the nominee.
I recalled Trump’s boast about his intelligence while reading a recent Washington Post op-ed by (Minnesota native and Carleton College) grad Brian Klaas about the current coronavirus epidemic.
The latest trend is down, but not much and well within the range that he has always maintained.
The column offers a conservative’s list of problems and horrors that the election of an old-fashioned moderately liberal Joe Biden would spare the country from, compared with four more years of Donald Trump.
It’s way too soon to start overreacting to polls of November match-ups between the incumbent president and his potential Democratic opponents. But these results are surprising.
The race for the nomination isn’t over, but it sure changed a lot in a single day.
From what I can tell, the book does not purport to be accurate, fair or subtle. In fact, it may be propaganda for one political side, aimed at the younger generation.
For the first hundred years of the republic, presidential candidates were expected to stay home, say nothing specific about what they would do if elected, and modestly and demurely do nothing by way of gauche self-promotion. Seriously.
As of Jan. 20, which marked three years of Trump’s incumbency, the Post’s fact-checkers had logged 16,200 false statements made by him since the day he took the oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Preventing four more years of Trump is of primary importance. That’s the goal that matters.
The bar is low.