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'We're all f**ked': Trump insiders say that now he has Covid, the election is over

Source: The Independent

Just hours after telling attendees at the Alfred E Smith Memorial Foundation’s annual dinner that an end to the pandemic was in sight, Donald Trump’s name was added to the long list of those who’ve been afflicted by it.

Like so many of the consequential announcements he has made during his presidency, Trump broke the news that he — along with his wife Melania — had tested positive for Covid-19 with a post to his Twitter account shortly before 1am on Friday. An official announcement came roughly ten minutes later, under the signature of Commander Sean Conley, the Navy Medical Corps officer who serves as physician to the President.

According to Trumpworld sources, political strategists, and other Washington insiders, the President’s disclosure of his positive Covid-19 test may well have had another purpose: Announcing the de facto end of his hopes of re-election.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-covid-administration-insiders-mike-pence-election-over-b749588.html?utm_source=reddit.com

Utah Sen. Mike Lee tests positive for coronavirus

Source: Market Watch

Utah Sen. Mike Lee, a Republican, said Friday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Lee said in a statement on Twitter that he'd tested positive on Thursday and would be working from his home while isolating for 10 days. Lee's statement came as news of President Donald Trump's and first lady Melania Trump's positive tests shook U.S. stocks SPX and upended the presidential campaign, with Trump scrapping a planned Florida rally.

Read more: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.marketwatch.com/amp/story/utah-sen-mike-lee-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-2020-10-02

'The sheer panic can't be understated': Reporter describes mood in White House

Source: Raw Story

Speaking on ABC News this morning regarding President Trump’s announcement that he and Melania tested positive for coronavirus, reporter John Santucci described the mood inside the White House in the wake of the news.

“I have heard from so many people prior to him testing, everyone thinking that he has to have it in his inner bubble,” Santucci said.

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/10/the-sheer-panic-cant-be-understated-reporter-describes-mood-in-white-house-after-trumps-diagnosis/amp/

Biden proved he is, without a doubt, qualified to be President

Of course he has the experience, the intelligence, the proven electoral track record, all of that to be president, and a good one at that. But the fact that Biden was able to stare into the total, unfiltered, purely insane abyss that is Donald Trump, for 90 minutes, just a few feet away from him is all the proof anyone should need that Biden is more than qualified to be president. The fact that he stood there, stayed calm, didn't get totally confused or flustered, or didn't do what most of us would want to do in that situation and just say "fuck this" and leave is a testament to Bidens qualifications and character. After what we all witnessed last night, I am 100% convinced that Biden could deal with literally any challenge as president. And I think he is running to truly save the country. Biden could just sit back and enjoy retirement but he ran back into the burning building that is Donald Trump's America to save us, without a second thought about himself.

Joe Biden is a good man and will make an amazing president. I think the country owes him a debt that we can't possibly ever repay for dealing with this absolute horror show when he didn't have to.

I'm both less and more nervous after last night

After last night I am about 99.99% sure that Trump is heading for a landslide defeat. I don't think anyone saying "anything can happen between now and the election", "the polls could be off", "there is still time for Trump to turn things around", or that there are "secret Trump voters" has any basis in reality. I believe Trump is virtually guaranteed to lose and possibly by even more than the polls are saying. So the outcome of the election is not of much concern to me at this point, and in that way I feel like I can breathe a sigh of relief. And if you still feel on edge or like something could go wrong that's ok too. Nothing wrong with waiting and seeing.

However, I am now far far more concerned about how Trump and his supporters are going to react when he does lose. I think talk about him stealing the vote, manipulating the electoral vote through state legislatures, or that he will just refuse to leave and there's nothing we can do about it are all pretty unlikely. I do think however, there is a very high probability that Trump will just tell his supporters in some way to tear the country apart as revenge. I worry about of people are going to get hurt because Trump has lost what little mind he has left.

I think we are going to win, I have little doubt about that, and that Trump will be leaving the white house in January one way or another. But that time between now and inauguration day are going to be very dangerous for a lot of people.

It's been 13 hours and Trump still hasn't "clarified" what he meant by "stand by"

Republicans last night and this morning are saying that Trump must have misspoke when he refused to condemn white supremacy during the debate last night and when he said "stand by" to said groups that he wasn't encouraging them. They say Trump just needs to come out and "clairfy" what he meant. However, as I write this, it has been 13 hours since that all went down and Trump has not bothered to back peddle, "clairfy", or address any of that. If Trump really didn't mean to say that and we all got it wrong, he would have came out last night to say what he really meant. After 13 hours of silence from Trump, Republicans pleading with people to give Trump the benifit of the doubt have no leg to stand on. Fucking cowards.

Republicans at work this morning

I work in a very conservative area and most of the people at work are Republicans. I was in my office and some of the staff were talking about the debate. Usually they are very pro-Trump but not so much today. They described the debate as "a cluster fuck" (should probably talk to them about their language at some point) and said Trump made it impossible to follow what was going on. One woman said her husband went from being on the fence to deciding to go with Biden after last night. And that was the end of it. Usually they can talk politics for 45 minutes but today it was 30 seconds and they seemed very caught off guard by how bad Trump's performance was last night. No mention of "yeah but Biden!" or "Trump was treated unfairly." Just talk about what a clusterfuck Trump's performance was.

I'm not saying any of that can be generalized to all Trump supporters but I can say the hardcore Trump supporters I work with were very turned off by what they heard last night. I don't think any of them will jump ship to Biden but they clearly saw a version of Trump that Fox News hasn't exposed them to before and they did not like what they saw.

Was Trump saying he wouldn't accept the election results a turning point?

Obviously last week a few stories came out about Trump trying to go through state legislatures to change the electoral vote (even though that is extremely unlikely to ever work) and then a few hours later he said he wouldn't commit to a peaceful transfer of power when he loses. Not only threatening to stay in office, or at least try to, but also saying that there will be violence unless he wins.

After that we have seen Bidens polling numbers jumping by quite a bit over his already impressive lead. We had someone leak all of Trump's tax returns to the NYT, and even the Republicans in the House and Senate seemed very uneasy about those comments. There is a lot going on, sure. The Supreme Court is really driving Dems. They have raised over $300 million since RGB died and coronavirus/the economy are also simmering in the background. However, I do wonder if Trump's threats about not accepting the election will end up being a major reason why he completely fell apart in the final weeks. The biggest reason reason I wonder if Trump's comments about trying to cling to power even if and when he loses will end up being a major turning point are his taxes being leaked. The leak puts everything into prospective. All of his behavior and corruption as president, why he is fucked if he loses reelection and the shit he is trying to pull to stay in office, and just the damage his taxes are causing him.

I think people will look back and say that last week with the final nail in the coffin for Trump's reelection.

Former Trump campaign manager, Brad Parscale, armed, barricades self in Fort Lauderdale home, police

Source: ABC

Former campaign manager for Donald Trump, Brad Parscale, who was replaced by the President less than four month until November’s vote was reportedly armed with a gun and threatening to harm himself at his Fort Lauderdale home on Sunday afternoon.

Police have not confirmed that Parscale worked for Trump, but records confirm that the property in Fort Lauderdale is owned by Parscale and Local 10 has spoken to neighbors who also said it was the former advisor to the President.

Read more: https://out.reddit.com/t3_j12d1g?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.local10.com%2Fnews%2Flocal%2F2020%2F09%2F28%2Fformer-trump-campaign-manager-brad-pascale-armed-barricades-self-in-fl-home-police-called%2F%3Futm_source%3Dtwitter%26utm_medium%3Dsocial%26utm_campaign%3Dsnd%26utm_content%3Dwplg10&token=AQAAOUFxX7U31nr21Fn8o0buJYhrnLea1Ob-LfXsoFbX74LvOF9O&app_name=mweb2x&user_id=609056153702

Prediction: The polls are significantly overestimating Trump

After 2016, pollsters adjusted their methods to weigh more heavily to Trump supporters. After seeing the massive early voting turnout so far and the huge amounts of money being raised by Democrats compared to Trump being nearly bankrupt, I predict that polls are overestimating Trump. I think Trump's bizarre behavior, the pandemic, the state of the economy, and all these threats if violence and refusing to leave office has a lot of people fed up with Trump. They will be very motivated to just get someone normal into office.

I think when we look back at this election, we will say "in reality it was never even close and Trump's threats about staying in office were never going to happen due to his extreme unpopularity." I believe the polls are off in the opposite direction as 2016 and that people will one day see a Trump loss in 2020 as an inevitability.

EDIT: I should also add that I think the Supreme Court stuff is going to push a lot of people over to Biden out of fear of too much Republican power to the list of reasons
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