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kentuck

(111,499 posts)
Sun May 3, 2020, 06:21 AM May 2020

Does Trump want to open the economy or does he want to keep it closed?

Does anyone know for sure? Do we have to wait to see which way the wind blows?

He said nothing about the armed rebellion entering the legislative building with automatic weapons, locked and loaded, as the Michigan legislature chose to wear bullet-proof Kevlar for protection. Something is not right with that picture.

Although he was the one that declared coronavirus a national emergency, he now seems to want to support those marching to open the government? It is difficult to interpret.

There is not enough leadership from this White House to even analyze. It is below zero.

As usual, we are faced with two choices, from two different directions? Either have an election or have an armed rebellion? Is that what the people in Michigan are saying?

We simply have no leadership in this time of crisis.

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Does Trump want to open the economy or does he want to keep it closed? (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
He wants to give employers the right to force everyone back to work RandySF May 2020 #1
Yep. kentuck May 2020 #2
In Canada, workers have right to refuse work if they believe conditions unsafe & keep unemployment Bernardo de La Paz May 2020 #9
The POS is calculating which position is more likely to get him re-elected. sop May 2020 #3
"Calculating" is a good word. kentuck May 2020 #5
I do not think that he calculates much Chainfire May 2020 #8
That's an argument. kentuck May 2020 #10
I considered used another verb, perhaps "worrying," "obsessing" or even "shitting" his pants. sop May 2020 #11
He divides then picks a side Captain Zero May 2020 #12
He wants people back to work during an active pandemic duforsure May 2020 #4
Wait until the armed rebellion storms the White House. Jamastiene May 2020 #6
He only wants someone to blame randr May 2020 #7
he wants to own all the money and golf.. samnsara May 2020 #13
Here is a thought Chainfire May 2020 #14
Trump is looking to do whatever makes him a hero DFW May 2020 #15
He wants to keep people fighting about it...nt Wounded Bear May 2020 #16
He is trying to figure a way to have it both ways. Grammy23 May 2020 #17
He just wants everyone to genuflect and tell him how brilliant he is, tanyev May 2020 #18
He wants to take credit for any success, but still be able Luz May 2020 #19
He said that Michigan's Governor should negotiate with the armed son of a guns MiniMe May 2020 #20

RandySF

(62,638 posts)
1. He wants to give employers the right to force everyone back to work
Sun May 3, 2020, 06:28 AM
May 2020

and choose between infection or starvation.

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,527 posts)
9. In Canada, workers have right to refuse work if they believe conditions unsafe & keep unemployment
Sun May 3, 2020, 08:00 AM
May 2020

... and keep unemployment benefits.

Plus people out of work are getting $2,000 per month for four months.

sop

(10,886 posts)
3. The POS is calculating which position is more likely to get him re-elected.
Sun May 3, 2020, 06:31 AM
May 2020

Trump: "If I don't reopen the country, I won't be able to campaign on my big, beautiful economy. But if I do reopen it, and thousands more die, I'll lose for sure."

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
8. I do not think that he calculates much
Sun May 3, 2020, 07:49 AM
May 2020

He just bounces from reaction to another like a Mexican jumping bean. (my apologies to the jumping beans) He would be inconsistent if he wasn't inconsistent.

kentuck

(111,499 posts)
10. That's an argument.
Sun May 3, 2020, 08:01 AM
May 2020

I think he is very calculating when he is trying to get out of these self-inflicted jams...

sop

(10,886 posts)
11. I considered used another verb, perhaps "worrying," "obsessing" or even "shitting" his pants.
Sun May 3, 2020, 08:04 AM
May 2020

I agree, reading "calculating" and "Trump" in the same sentence just seems wrong somehow.

duforsure

(11,885 posts)
4. He wants people back to work during an active pandemic
Sun May 3, 2020, 06:40 AM
May 2020

Without protective masks or adequate testing for personal political reasons, not for the welfare and health of the American people. He knows how badly he's failed and continues to fail , and ignores health professionals by allowing this to happen now. When this fails he will deny playing any part of this happening, when again he was the cause all along behind it. Trumps supporters are running from him now, and he knows it. Wait for his trying to prevent more direct stimulus money going to the people soon, then even more will turn on him and the GOP.

Jamastiene

(38,187 posts)
6. Wait until the armed rebellion storms the White House.
Sun May 3, 2020, 07:18 AM
May 2020

Then, he will reopen the economy and say he wanted to all along but those meanie Democratic governors wouldn't let him.

He'll make up something. That is for sure.

He has licked his finger, stuck it up in the air and cannot seem to figure out what will get him the most new worshipers. He cannot decide what he really thinks. So he keeps suggesting people do crazy things to themselves. He's not right in the head. He cannot form a thought beyond how great he thinks he is.

He wants people to worship him. He is seeing that is not going to happen. That depresses him, so he dopes up with crack/coke/whatever it is he does and runs his mouth some more.

The truth is, he does not know what he wants, other than people worshiping him all the time.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
14. Here is a thought
Sun May 3, 2020, 10:56 AM
May 2020

Perhaps he really wants to open the economy, but a later in the year so there may be an internal struggle between the CIC and his handlers. He would like to go into October with a great economic rebound. July, August or September may bee to early for him.

"All in good time, my pretty."

DFW

(55,186 posts)
15. Trump is looking to do whatever makes him a hero
Sun May 3, 2020, 10:59 AM
May 2020

And in the eyes of enough people to fill more than a phone booth with cheering admirers.

I get the impression that his people are finding this to be somewhat of a challenge these days.

Grammy23

(5,837 posts)
17. He is trying to figure a way to have it both ways.
Sun May 3, 2020, 11:12 AM
May 2020

He sprinkles words like perhaps, maybe, possibly throughout his babbling. That way he can lay claim to whichever side wins out. He does it all the time, always trying to leave himself some wiggle room. Or as I like to say, weasel room. He is a master at it. Listen to him some time. He always leaves room to say, “see, I was right.”

By the way, being a master at this does not make him a hero or to be admired. If anything, it is one more reason to despise him. He never forcefully endorses anything. He almost always leaves an exit strategy no matter how he appears to be endorsing a position or policy. Weasel words are his stock and trade.

tanyev

(43,096 posts)
18. He just wants everyone to genuflect and tell him how brilliant he is,
Sun May 3, 2020, 11:13 AM
May 2020

even if he says two opposing things in the same minute.

Luz

(772 posts)
19. He wants to take credit for any success, but still be able
Sun May 3, 2020, 12:00 PM
May 2020

to blame governors for any failure. Same thing he always wants.

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