After 243,000 Americans died of COVID-19, it is a testament to how intensely polarized this country has become that Trump won at least 8 million more votes than he did in the 2016 election.
“Brad Parscale was on the phone with President Donald Trump and top White House officials in mid-February when someone on the line asked the campaign manager what worried him the most.
Parscale, speaking from his Arlington, Va. apartment, had just told the president how good his internal poll numbers looked. But now he had an urgent message: The coronavirus was a big problem – and it could cost him reelection.
Trump was perplexed. The economy was strong. The president had built an enormous political infrastructure and was raking in hundreds of millions of dollars. That month, Trump’s campaign conducted a $1.1 million polling project showing him leading prospective Democratic challengers even in blue states such as Colorado, New Mexico, and New Hampshire.
“Sir, regardless, this is coming. It’s the only thing that could take down your presidency,” Parscale told the president.
“This fucking virus,” Trump asked dismissively, according to a person with direct knowledge of the exchange, “what does it have to do with me getting reelected?” …
Kushner began to take on an even more hands-on role. The Trump son-in-law was demanding details on everything from finances to messaging, and requesting meetings with House and Senate leaders to talk over campaign plans. …”
Let it rip.
Don’t worry. It will all be fine.
If it were not for COVID and letting down his base, Trump would have probably won. The exit polls that I have seen all show that COVID dwarfed all other issues. A whopping 7% of voters said that “racism” was the most important issue in the country after four years of non-stop hysteria. More blacks, Hispanics and Asians voted for the “white supremacist” Trump than any Republican since the 1960s!
Note: We’ve elected our first senile lame duck president to OWN Trump. The funniest thing about it is that he owes his victory to older White men. The media doesn’t know shit about anything. The most clueless people in American politics are progressive journalists.