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Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:10 AM

Paranoia and finger-pointing in Trumpworld as election approaches

President Donald Trump’s top advisers have plunged into a bitter round of finger-pointing and blame-shifting ahead of an increasingly likely defeat.

Accusations are flying in all directions and about all manner of topics — from allegedly questionable spending decisions by former campaign manager Brad Parscale, to how White House chief of staff Mark Meadows handled Trump's hospitalization for Covid-19, to skepticism that TV ads have broken through. Interviews with nearly a dozen Trump aides, campaign advisers and Republican officials also surfaced accusations that the president didn’t take fundraising seriously enough and that the campaign undermined its effort to win over seniors by casting Democrat Joe Biden as senile.

Finger-pointing is a common feature of campaigns that think they’re losing, but it's happening at an uncommon level in this campaign. Shifting responsibility has been a staple of the Trump presidency — and his lieutenants are now following suit.

But senior Republicans say a culture of paranoia has developed in the waning days of the race, with fears mounting that they will be the targets of post-election attacks if Trump loses, which could damage their careers going forward.



https://www.politico.com/news/2020/10/24/trump-election-paranoia-431330



Still, take nothing for granted. GOTV

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BlueWavePsych Oct 24 OP
niyad Oct 24 #1
ProudMNDemocrat Oct 24 #2
Skittles Oct 24 #8
Walleye Oct 24 #3
zentrum Oct 24 #4
catbyte Oct 24 #5
Buckeye_Democrat Oct 24 #6
Me. Oct 24 #7

Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:16 AM

1. I am only sorry that they are destroying us while they are busy destroying each other.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:18 AM

2. No masks. Notice that?

Especially on COVID Kayliegh.

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Response to ProudMNDemocrat (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 05:46 PM

8. nonsense

Trump is clearly wearing an orange mask.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:19 AM

3. Got news for them. Their careers are already in the crapper

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:33 AM

4. Lie down with vermin, wake

…up with plague carrying fleas.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:47 AM

5. Seriously?!?

But senior Republicans say a culture of paranoia has developed in the waning days of the race, with fears mounting that they will be the targets of post-election attacks if Trump loses, which could damage their careers going forward.


Their careers and credibility are already shot just by working for that thing.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 11:50 AM

6. Damage their careers?

I would hope that's the least of their worries!

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Sat Oct 24, 2020, 03:17 PM

7. "which could damage their careers going forward"

losing could damage their careers? What careers? And the best thing they could do is lose the election.

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