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(111,508 posts)
Thu May 14, 2020, 09:17 AM May 2020

Donald Trump's tortured rationale for "opening up the country".

It's all about politics and messaging. Nothing is more important to him than winning the next election. Nothing.

He was presented with a choice. Either keep the country closed for a while longer and watch the economy slip even deeper into the ditch and almost guarantee his defeat in November? Or open the country up and take the chance, the probability, that many more Americans will die?

He has chosen the one that he can most likely talk his way around. If a hundred thousand more Americans die, he can blame it on China and on the virus. He had nothing to do with it. If Obama had not left the shelves empty...etc...

But it is not good enough to say, once upon a time we had the greatest economy in the world, if you don't have a job and are now hungry and don't know where the next meal is coming from?

So he has made the decision to try and get the economy improved. If he can get the unemployment rate below 10% by November, he will call it a great success. He will sell that to his followers.

Unfortunately, the people's confidence in their government has been shattered. And Donald Trump is not capable of instilling confidence in the majority of the American people. In his quest to divide and conquer, he has divided himself.

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Donald Trump's tortured rationale for "opening up the country". (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
He knows if he does not re-elected, he will likely go to jail Drahthaardogs May 2020 #1
Even if a million people die... kentuck May 2020 #2


(6,843 posts)
1. He knows if he does not re-elected, he will likely go to jail
Thu May 14, 2020, 09:20 AM
May 2020

He needs the statute of limitations to save his fat, white, ass.

Really, Biden should just promise him he will Gerald Ford him with a pardon if he just goes away. Trump really hates this job anyway. He does not want to spend his last few years as President.

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