These are really bad times for President Trump.
The COVID-19 pandemic keeps right on rolling along and may well remain with us in November. Trump’s answer to the alarming spike in COVID-19 cases is to slow down coronavirus testing because that will show a smaller number of new cases. And Biden and the Democrats are going to have a field day with Trump’s suggestion that people drink toilet bowl cleaners to prevent or cure coronavirus.
The unemployment rate is very high and could remain that way by November. A robust Trump economy has gone into the dumpster. Many of the jobs that have been lost due to the coronavirus crises are gone forever. While the economy has recovered somewhat, the increase in corona cases is likely to bring it down again. No president has ever been reelected with a poor economy and high unemployment rate.
John Bolton’s book makes Trump appear unfit for office. Even if his claims are completely untrue, many people will believe them.
If the Trump family is unable to block a tell-all book by Mary Trump, the President’s niece, people will get a picture of a pre-2016 Trump that will be anything but flattering. She calls Trump the “World’s Most Dangerous Man.”
The media, Biden and the Democrats are accusing Trump of being unconcerned about the “pain” blacks feel due to the deaths of George Floyd and other blacks at the hands of the nation’s “racist” police. force. And Trump has done nothing to make people believe otherwise.
All the polls show Biden well ahead of Trump in the key battleground states. Trump claims all those polls are “fake news”, but they cannot all be wrong. And Biden and the DNC have raised considerably more money in the past two months than Trump and the RNC.
In ordinary times, Trump would have looked like a sure winner. He kept most of the promises he made. He wiped out the business-stifling regulations enacted by his predecessor which resulted in a robust economy and the lowest unemployment rate for blacks in this country’s history. He appointed two conservative justices to SCOTUS and would have been able to appoint a third justice were it not for an ailing Ruth Bader Ginsburg hanging in there only to keep him from doing so. He pulled out of Obama’s appeasement deal with Iran. He pulled out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which Obama signed and which would have hurt our economy more than that of any other nation. I could go on and on, but I doubt most Americans are aware of all the good Trump has accomplished. Trump did indeed make America great again.
But these are not ordinary times. This is the Year of Corona. Our economy is in shambles and is not likely to recover all that much by October. Some 41 million Americans lost their jobs and many of them will still be unemployed by October. Trump appears to have done little to stop the spread of COVIG-19 and will be remembered mostly for his toilet bowl cleaner suggestion.
And now we have the suggestion by the Demoncrats and the Trump-hating media that the President ignored intelligence reports of the Russians paying the Taliban a bounty for every American soldier they killed. Trump has called that intelligence a hoax and, in my opinion, that’s exactly what it is. Vladimir Putin is trying to restore Russia to the greatness it enjoyed when it was the former Soviet Union. In that the Russian leader will do everything he can to make things difficult for the United States. But paying the Taliban a bounty goes beyond the pale. That would be stupid and Putin is not stupid. Russia may very well be funding the Taliban in it’s fight against the American-backed Afghan government, but that would be no different from our funding of the rebels fighting to overthrow Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. The source of this unintelligent intelligence must have been the tooth fairy. But nevertheless, Trump’s enemies are making it look like Trump is is unconcerned about the lives of our soldiers because he is a pawn of the despised Putin, and many people will be led to believe it.
Ever since he took office, Trump’s enemies have been relying on the Goebbels factor. Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels said: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.”
I don’t think there will be a sudden miraculous end to the coronavirus crisis. And because of that the economy will not recover fully either.
In my opinion, the only hope Trump has is that the majority of Americans will get so fed up with the BLM mobs and the tearing down of historical statues, that in a backlash they will turn around and vote to reelect Trump. But the protests, rioting and destruction will probably end soon and they will be forgotten by November. What Trump needs is for white cops to kill another black man in October in such a way so that nationwide riots will break out again.
Right now there is darkness on the horizon. The voters would probably choose anyone but Trump, even a comatose Biden.
NOTE: In the past I have said that I would not cast my vote for president. But because the Marxist-led BLM’s attempt to overthrow our government is succeeding with the acquiescence of … no, make that support of Joe ‘White Obama’ Biden and the Demoncrats, I will vote for Trump despite my personal opinion of him.