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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:09 AM

Trump's stunning abdication of leadership comes as pandemic worsens

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/12/politics/donald-trump-coronavirus-leadership/index.html

Trump's stunning abdication of leadership comes as pandemic worsens
Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN
Updated 12:02 AM ET, Thu November 12, 2020

(CNN) President Donald Trump had predicted in almost every campaign rally that the media would stop talking about the coronavirus pandemic the day after the election. But as it turns out, no one is ignoring the worsening tragedy more than the President himself.

Instead of taking charge as the country plunges deeper into the worst domestic crisis since World War II, Trump has disappeared inside the White House, saying nothing on camera since he baselessly claimed a week ago that the election was being stolen from him by President-elect Joe Biden.

He's spending time with advisers, not strategizing on how to tame the out-of-control health emergency but seeking a path to win an election already declared lost. He's also found time to purge the top leadership of the Pentagon, and with few appointments on his public schedule appears to spend his days watching news coverage and tweeting misinformation about voter fraud.

In essence, Trump, his family and his advisers are spending all their energy desperately trying to save a job -- the presidency -- that he appears to have no intention of doing in any meaningful sense.

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dalton99a Nov 12 OP
left-of-center2012 Nov 12 #1
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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:13 AM

1. I thought the same earlier today

He is not spending one second thinking or doing anything about the thousands of Americans dying and getting the virus everyday.

Trump only thinks about himself.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:42 AM

6. when has he been any different?

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:14 AM

3. K&R

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:14 AM

4. Despite his sycophants' "claims," Trump has never fulfilled any of the duties of POTUS

He either passed them on to Jared, or he just ignored them. Except for the "rallies," of course - years after his campaign was over.

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:25 AM

5. From moment one, this Cretin has ignored his duties, broken laws, lied, cheated and basically...

Spit on the Constitution.
Once we get his morally bereft, twisted egomaniacal vile persona out of The White House and it has been fumigated from his super spreader mouth breather administration, Congress must take serious measures to protect the country from this ever happening again, by any person, with any party.

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 03:28 AM

7. That was no prediction, that was an order!

"President Donald Trump had predicted in almost every campaign rally that the media would stop talking about the coronavirus pandemic the day after the election. "

Not a prediction, more of an order.

Translation: Once you have re-elected me, go ahead, do what you want, but don't annoy me with talk of that virus!

"In essence, Trump, his family and his advisers are spending all their energy desperately trying to save a job"

Also wrong. They want to preserve the perceived status and income from the jobs they have. Actually doing those jobs, is well outside their skill set. Always has been.

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 01:22 PM

8. 25th Amendment

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Response to dalton99a (Original post)

Thu Nov 12, 2020, 02:37 PM

9. Is it really stunning? It's been his SOP since day one.

Oh, it's horrifying - it has all been horrifying. Trump's inability to do anything remotely presidential.

But then only idiots and fools thought the man would "pivot".

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