Trump also escalates false claims that the election will be rigged, claiming that mail-in voting is “unconstitutional” – a outright lie. And he resorted to increasingly inflammatory rhetoric to intimidate the voices of the white suburbs: “Does anyone want someone from Antifa as a member who lives in your suburb? I do not think so,”
What is he doing? Of course, Trump loves to say outrageous things to get an increase from the crowds. But he also needs to win more voters than the typical 42% or so who think he’s doing a good job. And his turn against the unhinged reveals a huge bet at the center of his re-election offer.
We’ll find out in 50 days.
‘Now I can be really evil’
Despite his flame-casting rhetoric, Trump says it is Democrats who have crossed the line. On the campaign trail over the weekend, the president complained that Democrats had been unfair to him by intervening in his reported remarks that American war dead in France were “losers” and “suckers.” “Pathetic Joe, he’s a pathetic human being who allows that to happen,” Trump said at a meeting in Nevada Saturday night, concluding, “Now I can be really evil.”
Find the difference
‘The last remnants of the Flat Earth Society of this generation’
First in line for a jab?
“No, I’m not queuing up for a coronavirus vaccine,” he writes Damien in Paris. “Vaccines take years to examine and several years to test. It is not a good idea to rush into science. We must learn, as a society that increasingly lives in densely packed cities, to adopt hygienic practices in our daily lives. When and if there is a vaccine, I will wait a few years to see if it works effectively and harmlessly. “
IN Pennsylvania, Kathy seemed to agree: “With almost EVERYTHING politicized by Trump who would feel safe taking a half-baked vaccine !? NO WAY !!!!!”
Lighthouse in Belgium said he would gladly volunteer to take it if it would help science. “Since I’m 67 and fit, I could be a good test person for the studio here in Belgium.”
We got a conditional yes from Alan in South Africa. “It would depend on the supplier of the vaccine and who approves it. A vaccine released by Trump – I would be at the end of the queue. Approved by Faucci and / or created, tested and released by other Western nations, would I be in front of the line, ”he said.
And Carolyn said she would trust a vaccine examined – but would wait for the most vulnerable members of society to be shocked first: “I am a 68-year-old white female Democrat. I think important workers should be first in line.So the most vulnerable.So those over 65 followed by the young and healthy.Finally at the end of the line all those who do not practice social distance or wearing masks.I think it would serve justice for all those who could have easily helped their fellow human beings but refused. “