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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 07:25 PM

As pandemic surges and economy stalls, Trump fails to live up to dealmaker image

As pandemic surges and economy stalls, Trump fails to live up to dealmaker image in face of partisan gridlock

Gridlock in Washington is hardening as the twin crises that have defined 2020 are rapidly worsening, with coronavirus cases setting fresh records and the economy beginning to stall again as millions remain out of work.

Just over two weeks before Election Day, Americaís most pressing challenges are being exacerbated by its preexisting political paralysis, with Washington beset by partisan bickering and dysfunction.

Attempts to deliver a stimulus package have faltered in recent days as President Trumpís erratic approach to governing and Democratsí eagerness to press a political advantage have repeatedly clashed at the negotiating table. The result has been a historic failure of the nationís political class to mount a response to an approaching catastrophe, according to historians, public health experts, economists and lawmakers of both parties.

As a president whose reelection hangs in the balance, Trump faces the prospect of shouldering much of the blame and the blowback ó despite his efforts to deflect responsibility onto his foes. As he trails Democratic rival Joe Biden significantly in the polls, Trumpís unwillingness to use his political capital to deliver a final bipartisan victory ahead of the Nov. 3 election has confounded strategists and undermined his image as a dealmaker.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-democrats-coronvirus-economy/2020/10/17/5533bcbe-102c-11eb-8a35-237ef1eb2ef7_story.html

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:00 PM

1. It has been...

It has been nothing but the art of the steal all along and the dealmaker image was an obvious facade to facilitate a great deal for himself as Conman in Chief.

Ripping off America, lock, stock and barrel was what he accomplished and he just wants more of that, as well as the immunity that the office provides in regards to his copious criminal activities.

Hopefully, this time, he will be paying the piper for all the misery and suffering he has inflicted on people these four years, and for most of his despicable, shady life.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 08:25 PM

2. Another "both sides are responsible" argument.

The fact is Democrats have the right policy prescription for what is needed, the Senate under McConnell is off in fairy-land and Trump is an erratic idiot who canít be counted on to live up to an agreement.

IT IS NOT NOTH SIDES THAT IS THE PROBLEM, REPUBLICANS, INCLUDING TRUMP SIMPLY DONíT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT EVERYDAY AMERICANS WHO WORK FOR A LIVING.

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