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kentuck

(111,272 posts)
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:01 PM Mar 2020

Can you predict Trump's future political strategy?

Everything he does is directed toward the election in November. Nothing else is important. This epidemic is simply a nuisance. He cannot stop playing politics and dividing our country into "his side" and "their side". That is all he knows.

He is planning how he is going to spin this epidemic for him. Even if 200,000 people die because of his negligence and foot-dragging, he will call it a great victory. After all, his great doctors and advisers told him there might be over two million people die from the virus. With his leadership, he was able to save about two million lives. He will be so proud of himself.

He will repeat it about ten-thousand times between now and election day in November. His supporters will hear it in their sleep.

No matter where the economy is or what the unemployment rate is in November, he will say that he had the greatest economy in the world before the virus, which he has now defeated in a great victory, hit our country. He will still blame it on the Chinese.

Can you see other parts of his strategy for the election in November? Other than, he will say how lucky we were that Joe Biden was not the President when this happened?

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Can you predict Trump's future political strategy? (Original Post) kentuck Mar 2020 OP
Losing and badly? Brainfodder Mar 2020 #1
lack of hate rallies is killing him Skittles Mar 2020 #2
You mean "besides" chaos? nt Atticus Mar 2020 #3
I just worry that he will, at some point, choose to nuke Iran. dhol82 Mar 2020 #4
Don't forget the law. He has it suspended with Bill Barr. BComplex Mar 2020 #17
That's what has me worried. dhol82 Mar 2020 #24
A broken obsolete system that the wise and powerful Obama should have fixed. Moscow Mitch brewens Mar 2020 #5
Moscow Mitch and Ann Colter should run in 2024 for sure! Brainfodder Mar 2020 #16
I did everything perfectly! No one could have done more! Kablooie Mar 2020 #6
He's in full campaign mode already lunatica Mar 2020 #7
I believe he intends to turn America MontanaMama Mar 2020 #8
Lie. Foment hate. Self adoration. Why change? BamaRefugee Mar 2020 #9
My thoughts on this - and I hope that I am 100% wrong. Dan Mar 2020 #10
I assume he will lie. gibraltar72 Mar 2020 #11
The sooner he hits Turbineguy Mar 2020 #12
I think he is making Fauci and Brix give an apocalyptic scenario DenverJared Mar 2020 #13
That's what I am thinking if less than a couple million lives doc03 Mar 2020 #18
Lie and threaten. Hassler Mar 2020 #14
He's already lying: they have the CDC lying about how many deaths from COVID-19 BComplex Mar 2020 #20
Luckily, he's no Putin. OAITW r.2.0 Mar 2020 #15
Lie and Chainfire Mar 2020 #19
Ratfuckery has been the reTHUG's strategy for many years. It got tRUMP into office in 2016 and abqtommy Mar 2020 #21
Attack attack attack. Lie lie lie. jeffreyi Mar 2020 #22
I'll take a shot pat_k Mar 2020 #23
Make up shit on the fly Generic Brad Mar 2020 #25
I think it's quite possible he'll drop dead or resign while Pence can still pardon him captain queeg Mar 2020 #26
Blame Obama and Biden ramapo Mar 2020 #27
Accuse Biden of what Trump himself is guilty of Stargleamer Mar 2020 #28
He's planning customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #29
By the time this virus runs it's course his reelection aspirations will be dead. ooky Mar 2020 #30

Skittles

(154,037 posts)
2. lack of hate rallies is killing him
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:03 PM
Mar 2020

the more he turns his virus pressers into mini-rallies, the more people will turn against him......even his brain-dead followers want information about the virus and strategy to combat

dhol82

(9,370 posts)
4. I just worry that he will, at some point, choose to nuke Iran.
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:05 PM
Mar 2020

Martial Law, suspend elections, etc.
The man is a lunatic and the senate is in his claws.

brewens

(13,906 posts)
5. A broken obsolete system that the wise and powerful Obama should have fixed. Moscow Mitch
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:05 PM
Mar 2020

would have realized how critical upgrading the pandemic response system was and have done everything in his power to have pushed it through the senate. if only Obama had acted. We could have saved thousands of lives.

Brainfodder

(6,426 posts)
16. Moscow Mitch and Ann Colter should run in 2024 for sure!
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:16 PM
Mar 2020

What a team of good deed doing charming folk!

Scratch that, blender the two, might get a lick worth of sense?





Kablooie

(18,674 posts)
6. I did everything perfectly! No one could have done more!
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:05 PM
Mar 2020

It's just that the hospitals and governors wouldn't listen to me.
They were all trying to make me look bad so they didn't prepare in time.
This is all their fault. If they would have done what I said right away this would never have gotten so bad.
You can blame them!

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
7. He's in full campaign mode already
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:06 PM
Mar 2020

Always has been.

It’s ‘me’, ‘mine’, me! Me! ME! ME ! MYSELF! ME! MINE! ME, ME ME!!!

Ad infinitum.

MontanaMama

(23,432 posts)
8. I believe he intends to turn America
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:08 PM
Mar 2020

into his own reality version of Survivor. It’s already happening.

Dan

(3,677 posts)
10. My thoughts on this - and I hope that I am 100% wrong.
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:11 PM
Mar 2020

As the virus impacts more and more of the Country:

1. Trump declares that he needs more emergency powers to handle the problem.
2. DOJ receives the right to suspend our Constitutional rights - combined with involuntary internments, curtailment of political dissent,
curtailment on the rights of the 4th Estate, internment of those that might incite political dissent.
3. Delay of election in 2020 until after the emergency is called off.
4. I sadly have come to the conclusion that Trump does not care how many people in the blue states die.
5. Define an enemy for the people to scapegoat.

All hell, let's just make it easy - read the "Rise and Fall of the Third Reich".

Turbineguy

(37,576 posts)
12. The sooner he hits
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:12 PM
Mar 2020

the Apex of Death the better for him.

Then all he has to do is convince his base to forget all their dead relatives and remember, a lot of libtards got caught up in this too!

 

DenverJared

(457 posts)
13. I think he is making Fauci and Brix give an apocalyptic scenario
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:13 PM
Mar 2020

and when the actual situation is better than what they predicted, he will claim a victory.

doc03

(35,603 posts)
18. That's what I am thinking if less than a couple million lives
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:23 PM
Mar 2020

are lost he will claim he did a terrific Job. I think he has them giving the worst case scenario so anything less
he saved the world. I alone can fix it!

BComplex

(8,276 posts)
20. He's already lying: they have the CDC lying about how many deaths from COVID-19
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:29 PM
Mar 2020

If the patient's heart stops, it's listed under "heart failure". If it's pneumonia, that's listed as cause. That's how they are keeping the stats low. Totally downplaying the seriousness of this epidemic to the brainwashed masses.

OAITW r.2.0

(25,298 posts)
15. Luckily, he's no Putin.
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:16 PM
Mar 2020

He doesn't have the strategic skills to game out a coherent plan for tomorrow, no less in 7 months.

That may be our saving grace. The truth as to what Trump has done -before and during - this crisis is a public record that can't be changed or defended.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
19. Lie and
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:27 PM
Mar 2020

Blame others for his failures, take credit for things he had nothing to do with and have someone "investigate"* the Bidens.

* in this context, investigate means fabricate.

abqtommy

(14,118 posts)
21. Ratfuckery has been the reTHUG's strategy for many years. It got tRUMP into office in 2016 and
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:39 PM
Mar 2020

they're not going to abandon it now. Expect ratfuckery and more ratfuckery. I don't see any reason why
we can't use it against them...

pat_k

(9,313 posts)
23. I'll take a shot
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 07:47 PM
Mar 2020

His "messages"

1. I saved us from the Chinese virus killing far more Americans.

Keep asserting the China travel ban kept Chinese virus out and saved us from a far worse fate.

Problem for us here is that the truth -- incompetence and obstruction allowed the virus to circulate, undetected for the first 7, most critical, weeks is harder to convey than the simple lie. Because there was no testing, we don't have numbers to "prove" this (catch 22). His supporters, of course, buy the lie 100%. Unfortunately, others will too. It is a lie that sounds reasonable if you don't know the details.


2. See, it wasn't so bad.

When strong social distancing and other precautions keep the number of deaths below 100,000, he'll say he was always right -- all the fear-mongering was just hysterical opponents trying to ruin him.


2. As a corollary to "see it wasn't so bad," the long lock downs were unnecessary.

He'll assert that it was unnecessary to keep lock downs in place for so long (i.e., evil Dem governors in CA and NY ruined the economy for no reason because it was never going to be as bad as they were saying).


3.Blame New York City

When the numbers in NY metro region are far worse than than elsewhere as a result of it being the most densely populated region, blame NYC for spread to other states. There is something wrong with NY (all his supporters know that because "those people" hate Trump and hate America.


4. He saved corporate American and wall street -- the entire economy to him (screw rest of us) -- with the big bailout Going forward only his genius as as businessman can fix things.

Of course, the massive deficit spending will be crippling going forward and should have been offset by calling for sacrifice on the part of the most fortunate among us. (i.e., A call for investment in the nation in the form of a wealth tax on the top 10% that own, and will continue to own, 70% of our nations assets. Such an investment would be the best they ever made because it would help rebuild an economy they will continue to benefit from.)


That's about it -- along with all his usual lies, obscene grandiosity, and mentally unstable behavior that the cowardly Republicans will continue to discount an ddefend as best they can.

captain queeg

(10,677 posts)
26. I think it's quite possible he'll drop dead or resign while Pence can still pardon him
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 08:43 PM
Mar 2020

When even Fox is showing him losing at some point it might start sinking he’s going to lose in the biggest landslide in history. So he might make some excuse and bail out. Or he might catch the bug and he’s got a lot of pre-existing conditions, or maybe a stroke or heart attack; he’s been packing in the pounds lately. What happened to his annual physical, you know, the one he started to take a couple months ago during a weekend?

customerserviceguy

(25,183 posts)
29. He's planning
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:36 PM
Mar 2020

on this thing being over sometime in the second quarter of the year, then he will have his business buddies (like the kind he lauded today) pull out all the stops to make the economy roar back in the third quarter. Those results will be available before November, and he will run on the idea that he is best positioned to get the nation back to where it was before this "foreign" virus screwed everything up. He'll make comparisons to the Obama-Biden recovery after the 2009 stimulus bill, and will attack Joe that way.

If the economy is still in recession in the third quarter, then he hasn't got too much of a chance.

ooky

(9,013 posts)
30. By the time this virus runs it's course his reelection aspirations will be dead.
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 10:37 PM
Mar 2020

And, he wants to remain under the legal protection of the presidency. Hence, cancelling the election seems to be the path to his best outcome. So that's what I'm expecting now.

Its the best path for the Republican party too.

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