[ Editor’s Note: The Trump regime is placing as many bets down on the table that “China unleashed the virus” as a last stand defense of Trump’s incompetent handling of the Covid threat, which in 20/20 retrospect we can see he was totally absorbed with its effect on his reelection prospects.
Why? If he hadn’t already known, he was certainly briefed on the track record that incumbent presidents with a good economy and low unemployment carry a lot of sway with voters wanting those circumstances to continue.
His financial handlers milked him like a cow, getting the huge tax bill through, where with their cut, rather than investing it back into the country, proceeded to start doing stock buybacks to run their shares up. Those corporate moguls who loaded themselves up with stock options earlier made out really well.
Trump was looking forward to getting his cut of their increased wealth by having tons of money for his campaign. That is changed now. If we had a strong Democrat candidate, Trump would be toast, but with goofy Joe Biden telling us recently about the millions of Americans that have died from Covid…well…what can be said about that?
You would have thought that by now his handlers would have been feeding him lines via his hearing aide, but he appears to still be winging it. America is tired of that from Trump, and comedian Sara Cooper is just killing him with her impersonation satires with 16 million views.
That Trump would blame everyone but himself for the lack of preparation on the pandemic response was predictable. He has been his own worst enemy with his big and uncontrolled mouth.
His handlers are working on a lot of diversions to frame him as the genius business leader who can juggle a dozen crises at a time with no problem. The Iran bogeyman will be front and center.
I am concerned that, if the polls begin to show he is tanking in September, he would start a war with Iran as his last defense from being exposed to all the litigation awaiting him as a private citizen, with a Democratic president and maybe even Senate… JD ]
– First published … May 15, 2020 –
China say US has no right to extend an arms embargo on Iran, let alone trigger snapback. Maintaining JCPOA is the only right way moving forward.
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