Probably the only good thing about the COVID-19 pandemic: It puts an end (temporarily) to the childish hoopla at presidential campaign conventions.
The party will nominate him for re-election in Charlotte, as originally planned, but where and how he will accept that nomination is not set yet. It won’t be in a rally packed with people.
His admission, however, came in a return to the daily virus briefings that is, basically, a one-man show to showcase his lies and exaggerations.
While the attendance will be reduced for the first three nights of the event, the final night with Trump’s coronation, wil push beyond the limits of Jacksonville’s rules and the law.
Trump, John Bolton writes, lives in a fantasy world where he is a king who is loved and praised. Anything that threatens that fantasy or his re-election must be discredited because Trump believes he is a “victim” of a vast conspiracy that does not exist.
In an abrupt turnaround from claiming he is the “total authority,” Trump may be hoping he will avoid blame when the government doesn’t reopen as fast as he wants or promised.