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Would it be so humiliating at this point for Trump to wear a mask that he would rather resign?

Like a childish bully, he's mocked Joe Biden for wearing a mask. He's said it makes Biden look weak. He's ordered female reporters to remove their masks. He's suggested people that wear masks do so to protest against him. He has tried to include mask-wearing in a culture war about freedom and about opening the economy. He has inspired crazies around the nation who will yell, rant and punch rather than be told to wear a mask.

Now, the spread of the virus is getting out of control, Mike Pence and others in his circle have done a 180 and have become pro-masks. But where does that leave Trump? Increasingly, he will be under pressure to wear one, and will face more criticism for not wearing one. He is the president and could have saved tens of thousands of lives, simply by wearing a mask and insisting everyone else does.

But he would feel humiliated by wearing one. He is Trump after all. He would see it as admitting he was wrong, or as bending down to the demands of others. He is the king, and he thinks he is too good for that. He is above everyone else. He fears he will look weak. He fears he will be the one who will be mocked. And he fears his makeup will come off. It is all about his vanity. He is a vain little man who would feel small if he wears a mask.

I think that wearing a mask in public just isn't an option for him. It would be so humiliating that he would rather leave office than do so. But at some point, he might finally realize how stupid he looks without a mask. I hope Democrats and the media keep pressuring him to wear one. It is another reason for him to resign. Perhaps one of the most important ones.

Trending Twitter hashtags don't look good for Trump.



Trump 538 approval is currently upside down by 15.5 points. I predict 20 points by election day.

Currently, we are looking at 40.6% approval. 56.1% disapproval.

More and more bad news keeps piling on. This week ahead, we've got day after day of Coronavirus getting worse. More deaths, more hospital ICUs filled to capacity, more cases, more states reversing their shutdowns, more economic uncertainty, and more people realizing America's response has been uniquely bad, while Trump refuses to take any responsibility or even sound like he cares. More people will realize that he simply hasn't got the mental capacity to make any kind of useful contribution.

Then we have the story of Russia and the bounty on American troops. As usual, Trump's response will just make him look worse. This is something that will displease Republicans as well as Democrats. In any normal situation, this alone would be enough to bring down a president, given his explicit reverence to Putin.

I'd be surprised if Trump isn't upside down by another point by the end of the week. That's 16.5. With Trump basically having given up any form of leadership when it comes to Covid or BLM, and now a new scandal, other than being a divider, and Twitter-in-Chief, it's hard to see how he isn't going to continue the slide downward all the way to election day. He's been negative by 20 points before. I think he will be get there again, and if he is that unpopular, even with cheating, it would be hard to see him winning.

The Trump presidency is all but over.

The huge surge in Covid cases means Trump's presidency cannot survive.

He threatened states if they didn't open, but that hasn't worked, as all the experts predicted. His only response is to keep saying it isn't that bad. It's because we do too much testing.

He isn't providing any solution. He's proven to all that he is a joke president. We have the worst Coronavirus crisis on the planet, and he has given up even trying.

He is mentally incapable of showing empathy to those affected and he simply doesn't understand anything as far as moving forward goes. He's a simpleton who thinks he knows better than the scientists.

This could still just be the start of this pandemic, and even the best scenario is grim until we have a president that takes bold and decisive action at federal level to address this crisis.

Donald Trump is just Tweeting crap and finding diversions to appeal to his base. That is the very best he can do when the nation needs a president to step up to the plate.

He will only continue to lose support as this virus causes more pain, death and economic hardship. It is over for Donald Trump and he knows it.

538: Trump's disapproval hits 56.1% - the highest for 2.5 years.

Trump disapproval is 56.1%. You have to go all the way back to January 1, 2018 for the figures to be worse!


Pro-Trump Harris Poll gives Biden a 12 point lead over Trump

Fifty-six percent of likely voters said they would vote for Biden if the election was held today, while 44 percent said they would back Trump, wider than the Democrat's 6-point lead in the same poll last month.

The poll is in line with recent national surveys showing Trump losing ground, including in battleground states that will determine the election, as voters sour on his responses to several crises hitting the country, including most recently the nationwide protests after the police killing of George Floyd.

Forty-three percent of voters said they approved for Trump, down 4 points from the last Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll survey and the lowest since early 2018. Meanwhile, 57 percent of voters said they disapproved of the president.

ďAfter 11 months of improving ratings, Trump in the last month set back to below 50 percent in his handling of the crisis after the Clorox press conference as he pulled back from the daily briefings,Ē said Mark Penn, polling director for the Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll survey, referring to the daily briefings Trump used to hold earlier this year and his remarks suggesting people inject disinfectant as a way to treat COVID-19.


California new cases: 5,528. Texas: 5,112. Europe with 600m population (excludes Russia): 5,323.


Puts the American leadership incompetence in perspective.

Anyone else have the feeling that Trump's presidency is about to implode?

Georgia becomes the latest state to have its highest number of new cases ever.

This was the chart as of yesterday, but there are 1800 new cases today.

Why I believe that Trump's rally tonight will be remembered as the moment he lost the election

Trump is going to be crucified for his Tulsa rally. First, packing 20,000 Trump supporters into an indoor stadium, not insisting on mask wearing or social distancing -- in the next few weeks, there will be a huge spike in cases in Oklahoma and beyond that will be directly blamed on Trump. It is spiking anyway, but this super-spreader event will put Trumpís mishandling of coronavirus back on top of the news. This can only be bad for Trump who wants to pretend the problem has gone away.

What is Trump going to talk about? He canít even boast about the economy anymore. He has nothing positive to say. All he can really do is downplay coronavirus and double down on all his grievances. It will be the most nasty, wild and undisciplined rant ever, even by Trumpís own low standards. It will be authoritarian and racially insensitive, when most of the nation is behind the Black Lives Matter movement.

He will look tone deaf. These are not issues that will just go away when we move onto another subject. The Coronavirus disaster and the movement for racial justice is here to stay until well beyond the election. Trump will only magnify that he is out of touch on both issues. I believe that tonight will be a PR disaster that will be remembered as the point in which Trump lost the election.
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