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Fri Apr 10, 2020, 12:47 PM

Trump's narcissism is endangering his reelection. His own advisers admit it.

April 10, 2020 at 9:24 a.m. CDT
President Trumpís advisers are reportedly deeply worried that his narcissistic daily briefings on coronavirus are hurting his reelection chances. Thatís revealing, in that it shows Trumpís unshakable faith in his ability to manipulate the news cycle with his magical reality-bending powers is not shared by his data-focused team.

But whatís even more revealing is what those advisers wonít say about these displays. This shows the limits on what constitutes acceptable criticism of Trump among those who have a big stake in his political success.

In short: Itís only okay to leak criticism of Trump for things that are perceived to harm him politically in the most superficial of ways, never mind the danger that his failings continue to pose to the country.

That Trumpís magical reality-bending powers are failing him is borne out by a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finding that only 44 percent of Americans approve of his handling of coronavirus, versus 55 percent who disapprove, a sizable swing from last week. A new CBS poll also finds this approval sliding into negative territory, as did this weekís CNN poll.

It turns out some Republicans ó and some of Trumpís own advisers ó agree with this, and are deeply worried about it.

A remarkably revealing New York Times report details these concerns, with a focus on how Trumpís daily coronavirus briefings are working against him.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/10/trumps-narcissism-is-endangering-his-reelection-his-own-advisers-admit-it/

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Reply Trump's narcissism is endangering his reelection. His own advisers admit it. (Original post)
usaf-vet Apr 2020 OP
Maraya1969 Apr 2020 #1
rampartc Apr 2020 #3
sop Apr 2020 #6
Windy City Charlie Apr 2020 #2
3catwoman3 Apr 2020 #4
Blue Owl Apr 2020 #5

Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:02 PM

1. Someone just cough on that rat bastard already! Even if they don't have

Covid from what I learned he is just a germ freak he may stay insides for a few days.

Then its someone else's turn to cough.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:08 PM

3. germ freaks fon't pay to have unprotected sex with porn stars

i'm a little skeptical about his claims of no drugs or alcohol as well.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:21 PM

6. Trump kicked out Mick Mulvaney from the Oval Office for coughing during that ABC interview

with George Stephanopoulos. And that was long before C-19. That was the beginning of the end for poor Mick. And when Dr. Birx announced at the podium, while standing next to Trump, she'd been tested (negative) after experiencing coronavirus symptoms, he reacted like a scalded dog and ran off to the other side of the stage to avoid catching it.

The assembled press corps should all start coughing in unison the next time Trump steps into the briefing room. That should prove entertaining. It might cut short his daily shit show.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:06 PM

2. He's trapped

Trump is trapped. He knows his re-election efforts hinges on the economy. He'd like to re-open the economy as soon as possible, thinking it'll be back to how it was in time for the November election. Yet, at the same time, by opening it too soon could lead to an insurmountable amount of deaths and infections that will hurt the economy even further. Regardless, the strength of the economy isn't going to be close to where it needs to be for him by election day.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:12 PM

4. I so hope they are right.

This rat bastard needs to be GONE!

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Apr 10, 2020, 01:17 PM

5. Let him narcissist himself into an early grave.

And quickly.

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