Trump’s base is infected with racists, bigots and white supremacists, and he is now stroking their fires in what many see as a last-minute risk to salvage his re-election.
He came out of the impeachment acquittal just before the coronavirus pandemic began and found an enemy he could not fight with slurs, profanity, or lies. Now, all he has is a racist base that he hopes he can awaken.
As he continues to lag further and further behind Biden in polls, and his base appears to be shrinking, Trump sticks to what keeps dragging him down: Lies, exaggerations and misinformation.
The book by Trump’s former National Security Advisor shows a man who used the power of the presidency to serve his massive ego, whims and political/business needs.
In his short, turbulent presidency, Donald Trump has weathered screw ups that would have sunk most presidents but using troops to clear peaceful protestors, so he could pose for photos with a Bible that wasn’t his in front of a church he doesn’t attend, may have been the one that sticks.
“This isn’t just a wink to white supremacists — he’s throwing them a welcome home party.”
The highest unemployment rate since the Great Depression points to Trump’s failure to handle the pandemic and raises many other serious about his scandal-ridden presidency.
The forced shutdown of life in the United States has let millions without work or pay and tanked the economy that Trump thought would be his me to re-election. Polls show most Americans blame him for the nation’s error-filled response to the pandemic.
The president who never takes responsibility for his many failures and mistakes and who never, ever, feels the buck stops with him, could be running out of others to blame.
“Relationships are the beginning of everything. Trust in one another is key to cooperation,” said John M. Bridgeland, who held government posts under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Not so when it comes to dealing with Trump.