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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 05:12 AM

Four years ago, Trump said he alone could fix things. What isn't worse now?

Four years ago, Trump said he alone could fix things. What isn’t worse now?
Washington Post, 6/22/2020, Opinion, Karen Tumulty

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What Trump needs to do now is prove that he is up to the job of calming the country and leading it through this dark time. But instead, he is reverting to the 2016 culture-warfare playbook, painting scary and baseless pictures of a dystopian future if Biden and the Democrats are put back in power.

Maybe it will work, but I am doubtful. Trump’s decision to send in federal troops to aggressively confront largely peaceful protesters in Portland, Ore., against the wishes of local authorities, has backfired. The sight of paramilitary forces being deployed in their community inspired counterdemonstrations by a yellow-clad “Wall of Moms,” joined by dads carrying leaf blowers, which they said they planned to use to blow back tear gas. Trump, however, has decided to take that show on the road to even more cities.

The president cannot salvage his reelection prospects from the White House Briefing Room, or by conjuring racially charged nightmares of civil unrest.

Trump’s real problem is that Americans know all too well what their lives look like in 2020. They are in touch with reality, even if their president is not.


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Reply Four years ago, Trump said he alone could fix things. What isn't worse now? (Original post)
teach1st Jul 2020 OP
Stuart G Jul 2020 #1

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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 09:23 AM

1. Trump is too stupid and self centered to have a clue..Yes, he is not .."in touch with reality"

..He is lost in a sea of selfishness.

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