As Markos wrote Wednesday, “even when calling our fallen troops ‘losers’ and enlisted troopers ‘suckers’ doesn’t erode his help, that was one week he spent defending himself reasonably than focusing a line of assault in opposition to Biden. And we’ve what, seven weeks left on this election? He’s about to spend one other week defending himself.”
Which means Trump not with the ability to dedicate his time and sources to negatively defining former Vice President Joe Biden—after Trump’s impeachable try to make use of the presidency to extort Ukraine into smearing Biden already failed, together with each different assault Trump has tried to make use of to pull Biden down. The clock is ticking for Trump and nothing is sticking to Biden.
Now, Trump has admitted he lied about COVID-19, saying “I don’t wish to create panic, as you say. And positively, I’m not going to drive this nation or the world right into a frenzy. We wish to present confidence. We wish to present energy.” However, as many observers have identified, the coronavirus is seemingly the solely factor Trump doesn’t need folks frightened about.
The veterans-are-suckers story and the downplaying-coronavirus story even have in widespread that they make it clear that Trump thinks his personal voters are suckers. If he privately thinks that U.S. troops and veterans are suckers, what does he consider you? If he thinks so little of your life that he held on to details about how very harmful the coronavirus is at the same time as folks began dying, why would you assume he’s going to begin valuing your life now or at any level within the subsequent 4 years? Practically 200,000 folks have been killed and Trump is still pressing to reopen faster, with much less regard for security.
Trump’s admission that he lied additionally got here as he delivered an enormous bribe to elected Republicans, and an try and distract Republican voters, within the type of saying that Sens. Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley are all on his brief checklist of future Supreme Courtroom nominees. It was a blatant reminder to Republicans that they’ve determined that their cope with this specific satan is that he provides them far-right, partisan, lifetime judges and so they ignore the adultery and the mendacity. However the truth that Trump felt he wanted to ship this reminder, elevating particular Republican senators, reveals once more the hazard he is aware of the revelations about his early information of the coronavirus menace, and his lies about it, poses to his already extraordinarily endangered reelection.
Elected Republicans like Tom Cotton, Ted Cruz, and Josh Hawley are sticking by Trump, as a result of they, too, care extra about judges than they do about a whole bunch of 1000’s of lives. They’ve enabled him each step of the way in which, and so they personal each certainly one of his misdeeds now. Together with no matter seems to be the subsequent huge story that comes as much as distract us all from Trump having recognized how unhealthy COVID-19 might be and lied to us about it, whereas refusing to take motion to stop its unfold.