‘Trump’s Polls Are Cratering, That’s The Source Of The Danger’ Warns British Journalist

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MANCHESTER, NH - FEBRUARY 8: Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally ahead of the New Hampshire Primary at the Manchester Verizon Center in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 8, 2016. Credit: Dennis Van Tine/MediaPunch/IPX

It’s no secret that Donald Trump lives for nothing but reelection. While that may seem to be a no-brainer, bear in mind that Trump needs to be reelected not only for all the standard reasons, money, reputation, ego, continuing his agenda; Trump needs to be reelected to stay out of prison. British Journalist Edward Luce was on Morning Joe Thursday morning and he said Trump’s “back is very much to the wall.”

“He has no idea how to speak to the protests, he has no idea how to unify the nation, he has no idea how to handle the aftermath of George Floyd’s killing, he has no idea how to handle this pandemic.”

Luce explains Trump’s ineptitude in handling this lethal confluence of factors by framing it in a manner with which you are quite familiar — to Trump this is all a television show. Financial Times:

What is the point of all this? The key is to view these images through the lens of reality television.

Mr Trump wants Americans to believe that the White House is threatened by domestic terrorists, arsonists, thugs, looters and killers — words he has used frequently in the past few days. US stability is under threat, he claims. The president’s life, and those of decent law-abiding Americans, are threatened by the extremists on the streets. That is the gist of Mr Trump’s message. But it requires a visual backdrop. Hence the hyped-up situation in Washington. A more sober assessment is that Mr Trump’s poll numbers are dropping. He is faced with the triple cocktail of a badly-managed pandemic, the worst economic contraction since the Great Depression and an inability to quell the legitimate anger behind America’s demonstrations.

The article goes on to say that Trump has no political instincts, only optical ones. What we are to draw from this moment in time is that from now on and for the next five months, Trump will stop at nothing to simulate reality in such a manner that he can stoke fear and raise tensions to the boiling point, so that he can then appear to come in and solve the situation. This is a standard Trump M.O. the manufactured crisis. The sublime irony here is that we have real crises, which are tanking us right now, and which Trump is unable to comprehend, let alone solve. To him it’s all play acting and manipulation, with our nation’s capitol as the stage and with real people suffering and dying.

The Trump administration itself is dying. Luce went on to point out that “Trump’s polls are cratering” and he said, “I’ve lived in many democracies, including America. I know a dying administration when I see one.” Meanwhile, as we speak, troops on buses drive into D.C. so that the day’s reality TV shoot can start. Let the games begin. This is all political theater to Trump right now, in a desperate gambit to stay out of court and avoid the inevitable. And he cares not a jot what the cost is to America, of that you may be certain.

 

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12 Comments on "‘Trump’s Polls Are Cratering, That’s The Source Of The Danger’ Warns British Journalist"

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Nevertrumper
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Nevertrumper

The stench will remain long after the orange turd is flushed.

SimonDK
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SimonDK

Stench?
He’s contaminated the office of President, the White House and the US constitution. You might have to rethink the first, tear down the second and rewrite the third, just to salvage what remains.

Rebecca Charalambous
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Rebecca Charalambous

Wake up USA, your democracy is in tatters and is dying, If you re-elect this corrupt, illiterate, incompetent moron, you are going to wonder how it happened, but it will be too late.

PAMELA THINESEN
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PAMELA THINESEN

Rebecca, yes, I’m sure I speak for the bulk of Americans who are not getting press and are embarrassed to be in the country that committed genocide and ongoing starvation of the Natives; condoned abduction, brutal boat voyages while unable to move, separation of African family members from each other — until we address these wounds/transgressions, America will continue to be a place where Jesus Christ will exclaim his shock and disappointment and his own declaration that maybe his father should have stuck with the age of the dinosaurs!

Lou
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That’s true, this animal in office is flushing America down the toilet.
I hope all can see he was there only to escape law suits, money problems, promises to foreign countries, tell sell us out. His kids lived off America free expense trips all over the world , and finally
Playing golf more than President Obama, George Bush and CLINTON.combined in just 3 years at the expense of 120 million dollars.
He must be gone to stop this bleeding in America. This yellow coward is nothing but a human leach, a disgusting old little huge fat man. TOTAL FAILER.

Caille
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Caille

True, oh so true. But there is ONE AND ONLY ONE thing for which Trump will deserve some indulgence ( in one or two centuries from now !) : thanks to him, it has been made obvious that what happened in Germany, 1933-1945, also could happen in the USA, 2017-2020. I guess many Americans thought it was impossible, and so did not take care enough of their democracy. Now you know. Let’s just hope that after this yellow-orange virus, the American society will be durably immunized against Covid-like politicians…

Robert Burnett
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Robert Burnett

I don’t give a damn about what Trump needs. What he needs, to is to drop dead. Which would make America great again and the world would stop laughing at us.

SimonDK
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SimonDK

We haven’t been laughing for 3 years now, we’re distraught, in tears and terrified he might do something insane, try out a tactical nuke out on the “insurgents” to show them he means business – or invade a country to distract, say Iran – Or who know what country he might pick – Canada maybe.

fishouttaH2o
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fishouttaH2o
Law & order. This moron & his idiot enablers think that turning this country into Fallujah & our own military shooting us down in the streets will gain him favor with voters. How crazy is that? What they don’t seem to realize is that first they come for the media, then the liberals, then the progressives, then the White Supremacists, then what, Republicans that aren’t “loyal” enough, the looney tune Evangelicals, & all of the POC…? Where does it end? Who will remain to fight for our freedom? The military needs to have a reality check on who they swore… Read more »
J. M.
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J. M.

He belongs in prison. As well as his vile mob. moscow and he can share a cell. I’m making myself sick with a visual.

SimonDK
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SimonDK

Put him and his cronies in Alcatraz so visitors on tour can see them, millions from all over the world will come to give him the finger and laugh at him. The site will make lots of money, so he can pay back the state some of the money he spent on golf trips, military gear and tax cuts.

Independent
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Independent

Good idea. I have been to Alcatraz. It is a perfect place
for him, barr, jared, mcconnel, mnuchin, junior, eric, kacanaugh, the rest of the crew. They can pretend they are in charge there.