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Sun Jun 28, 2020, 07:46 PM

Donald Trump's re-election playbook: 25 ways he'll lie, cheat and abuse his power

Great op-ed by Robert Reich on the step's Trump is taking to get re-elected.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/28/donald-trump-re-election-playbook-25-lies-cheats-and-steals

Here’s Trump’s re-election playbook, in 25 simple steps:

1) Declare yourself above the law.

2) Use racist fearmongering. Demand “law and order” and describe protesters as “thugs”, “lowlife” and “rioters and looters”. Describe Covid-19 as “kung-flu”. Retweet posts from white supremacists. In your campaign ads, use a symbol associated with Nazis.

3) Appoint an attorney general more loyal to you than to America, and politicize the Department of Justice so it’s lenient on your loyalists and comes down hard on your enemies. Have it lighten the sentence of a crony convicted of lying under oath. Order investigations of industries you dislike.

4) Fire US attorneys who are investigating you.

5) Fire independent inspectors general who are looking into what you’ve done. Crush any whistleblowers you find.

See article for more.

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kurtcagle Jun 2020 OP
soothsayer Jun 2020 #1
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Sun Jun 28, 2020, 08:10 PM

1. Sounds about right.

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Sun Jun 28, 2020, 08:19 PM

2. Well that's an interesting list, but not the most important list.

Most of those things are things that he's already done.

The important things on the list are things he's not already done or is just getting started on. Those are the things that Biden and his surrogates need to warn Americans about. Get them out there before Trump accuses Biden of them. #25 is maybe the most important of all. That Trump is going to declare victory when in fact he has lost. Biden needs to get that out NOW. Before Trump does the same thing to Biden.

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Sun Jun 28, 2020, 11:26 PM

3. Reich is right, as usual.

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