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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 09:37 AM

With one week left, Trump team rolls out new campaign message: Let the coronavirus win


With one week left, Trump team rolls out new campaign message: Let the coronavirus win
Over 225,000 are dead, but Trump is still committed to his March theory that it's all a hoax aimed at hurting him

AMANDA MARCOTTE
OCTOBER 26, 2020 5:00PM


(Salon) In the last week before Election Day, Donald Trump and his team have decided the best possible message on the coronavirus pandemic is the same one Trump wanted back in the spring.

"I wanted to always play it down," Trump told Bob Woodward in a taped conversation on March 19. "I still like playing it down, because I don't want to create a panic."

By "panic," of course, Trump meant he didn't want people to have negative feelings that he was worried might imperil his re-election. With the confidence borne from never facing meaningful consequences for decades of sociopathic behavior, the president embraced the idea that as long as he kept accusing the media of exaggerating the virus in order to damage him politically, the public (or at least his public) wouldn't take the coronavirus seriously.

On Feb. 28, when the coronavirus had only just started to threaten the U.S., Trump gave a speech in South Carolina where he declared, "This is their new hoax," saying that "Democrats want us to fail so badly" that they were willing to exaggerate the threat of the virus in order to endanger his re-election.

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This further confirms what Trump told Woodward in the spring: He knows he's lying when he accuses his opponents of exaggerating the pandemic. He remains confident that he can brazen this out, and believes his lies have the power to erase the millions infected and the death toll that's quickly approaching a quarter of a million. (Either that, or he recognizes he's got no other options.) ..........(more)

https://www.salon.com/2020/10/26/with-one-week-left-trump-team-rolls-out-new-campaign-message-let-the-coronavirus-win/




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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 09:48 AM

1. Trump team leading from behind.

Remember that one?

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Tue Oct 27, 2020, 10:14 AM

2. "Forward!" he cried, from the rear, and the men on the front line died.

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