Seasons Greetings
    

Flash News: Ancient eel-like creature is named after Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi     - | -     Hacking incidents that took place in 2016 Presidential Election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton     - | -     Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro announces he's running for governor     - | -     Back-to-school gun violence was the highest on record. Active shooter drills may not be the answer     - | -     Several asteroids bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza will approach Earth starting Friday      - | -     The next big cyberthreat isn't ransomware. It's killware. And it's just as bad as it sounds.      - | -     California launches investigation into oil spill      - | -     Someone needs to remind Greg Abbott he is a conservative      - | -     Navy engineer accused of trying to pass intel in peanut butter sandwich      - | -     What would a Covid memorial look like? Designers share ideas for 'unprecedented' tribute      - | -     Facebook unveils new controls for kids using its platforms      - | -     China Calls India 'Unreasonable' as Nations Fail to Deescalate Border Tensions in Talks      - | -     The Biden-Harris train wreck may have its savior: 2024 GOP nominee Donald Trump      - | -     President Schumer or President Manchin?      - | -     Why world's top virologist cautions India against reopening      - | -     NASA's asteroid spacecraft Lucy launches this week on ambitious 12-year mission      - | -     Paralyzed Texas cheerleader Makayla Noble put back on ventilator, fitted with feeding tube      - | -     Former Trump press aide: We went to Fox News 'to get what we wanted out'      - | -     Biden is the wrong leader for America      - | -     Sex and the City spin-off confirmed for December      - | -     Covid is killing rural Americans at twice the rate of people in urban areas      - | -     How podcasts have become the backbone for white supremacist recruiting      - | -     Apple Watch flags multiple types of irregular heartbeats, study shows      - | -     Shakira says she was attacked by a pair of wild boars      - | -     Texas nurse killed 4 patients, prosecutors allege      - | -     Russia threatens to block YouTube as confrontation with Google escalates      - | -     Britney Spears' lawyers push for end to father's control ahead of hearing      - | -     The big idea - Combining an HIV vaccine with immunotherapy may reduce the need for daily medication      - | -     Predicting the future isn’t magic anymore! AI in Marketing      - | -     The majority of unvaccinated Americans believe boosters prove COVID vaccines don't work      - | -     Milley defends calls to Chinese at end of Trump presidency      - | -     Ford jolts auto industry with $11 billion investment in electric vehicles      - | -     Pak woman principal sentenced to death for committing blasphemy      - | -     Democrats' aging leaders need all their skills for the task ahead      - | -     Deadly U.S. passenger train crashes in recent years, NTSB to investigate fatal Montana Amtrak derailment      - | -     Trump’s return to office 'would be a disaster' for US intel: Former DHS whistleblower      - | -     Question of Taliban's Recognition "Not on the table": Russia At UN      - | -     US rules out adding India or Japan to security alliance with Australia and UK      - | -     New York health chief, defender of Cuomo policies, resigning      - | -     Hubble finds 6 dead galaxies in space, baffling experts      - | -     Joe Biden has damaged U.S.-Europe relations even more than Donald Trump      - | -     China’s Evergrande says it has ‘resolved’ a scheduled payment      - | -     Florida Marijuana activists push for legalization on '22 Ballot: 'People are ready for it'      - | -     Ghost forests creep up U.S. East Coast      - | -     Donald Trump sues niece Mary Trump, New York Times for $100 million over disclosing tax documents      - | -     Google expands in New York with $2.1 billion office purchase      - | -     CIA director's team member reported Havana Syndrome symptoms during India trip      - | -     A life and death question for regulators: Is Tesla’s Autopilot safe?      - | -     George Holliday, who shot video of police beating Rodney King, dies      - | -     Elon Musk mocks Biden for ignoring his company's historic space flight     - | -     COVID creates shortages of an array of U.S. medical supplies     - | -     FBI searches family home of fiancé Brian Laundrie after her likely remains were found #vanlife     - | -     The Biden cat's arrival to the White House has been delayed     - | -     Top U.S. General confirms Chinese, nuclear meetings but denies anti-Trump Plot      - | -     Russia still largest driver of disinformation on social media, Facebook report finds      - | -     Human remains found inside 500-pound alligator. How common are alligator attacks?      - | -     'New' Van Gogh drawing to go on display in Amsterdam museum      - | -     1 in every 500 US residents have died of Covid-19      - | -     Facebook draws lawmaker scrutiny over Instagram's impact on teens      - | -     Donald Trump's mental health becomes an issue again      - | -     Pakistan's Imran Khan says world should give Taliban 'time' on human rights but fears 'chaos' without aid      - | -     COVID-Sniffing dogs at miami airport have 99 percent accuracy at detecting infections      - | -     Biden vaccine plan hinges on rarely used rule, inviting legal challenges      - | -     New York city schools reopen to a mixture of fear and relief      - | -     U.S. COVID deaths highest since march, with Mississippi hit hardest      - | -     FBI releases newly declassified document on Saudi government's role in 9/11 attacks      - | -     Former Navy Commander Sentenced to Life in Prison for ‘Heinous’ Sexual Abuse and Child Pornography of a Family Member      - | -     Stop mounting your TVs above the fireplace: Why it's actually a terrible idea      - | -     What a CDC report says about vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant      - | -     Pro-China misinformation operation attempting to exploit US Covid divisions      - | -     FBI releases new videos of suspect who planted pipe bombs outside RNC, DNC      - | -     Telemedicine abortion gets restricted in new executive order by South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem      - | -     Geronimo the alpaca, who UK health officials killed thinking he had bovine tuberculosis, might not have been sick      - | -     20 years on, 9/11 mastermind still awaits Guantanamo trial      - | -     Medicine is an imperfect science – but you can still trust its process      - | -     Trump's inner circle says after Afghan debacle he will run in 2024      - | -     J&J Shot study shows Covid infections halved in health workers      - | -     U.S. probing nearly 350 reports of oil spills in wake of Hurricane Ida      - | -     How to protect children under 12 from Covid-19, according to Fauci      - | -     TikTok, live streaming, and 'creator economy' quickly changing social apps landscape      - | -     Relatives of MH17 victims speak of trauma in court      - | -     Doctors in Covid-19 are 'surprised and disappointed' at new record hospitalizations      - | -     Singing star Sarah Harding dies at 39 after cancer fight      - | -     As Donald Trump makes noise about 2024, Melania Trump tries to stay out of the public eye      - | -     COVID vaccine boosters: When is it time for that extra shot? Here's what we know      - | -     At least 46 dead after flooding overwhelms NYC, Northeast      - | -     States that had some of the worst Covid-19 case rates in past week also reported the highest rates of new vaccinations      - | -     There's now an official Trump Card design, and getting one will cost you $45      - | -     British defense secretary suggests US is no longer a superpower after Afghanistan withdrawal      - | -     15M Covid vaccine doses have been wasted in the U.S. since March, new data shows      - | -     As Biden falters, a two-man race for the 2024 GOP nomination begins to take shape      - | -     What Hurricane Ida Means for Louisiana's COVID-19 Problem      - | -     Mu COVID variant, which scientists fear is resistant to vaccines, detected in 39 countries      - | -     Ida left more than 1 million without power for possibly weeks, and now comes the scorching heat      - | -     Florida woman hospitalized with Covid returns home to find husband dead of same disease      - | -     Radioactive snakes could help scientists track fallout from Fukushima Disaster      - | -     Covid third wave could peak between Oct-Nov in India; intensity expected to be 1/4 of second wave      - | -     One dead, New Orleans without power as Hurricane Ida slams Louisiana      - | -     Fear and anticipation on the streets of Kabul as Afghans adapt to Taliban rule      - | -     Florida radio host 'Mr. Anti-Vax' dies of COVID-19      - | -     This new antibody can stop all COVID-19 strains, including new variants, experts say      - | -     Biden on terror attack in Afghanistan, eviction moratorium blocked among others      - | -     Biden and Trump battle over what could have been in Afghanistan      - | -     Alone in the sky, pilot and fiancee save 17 in Tenn. flood      - | -     Experts find 231 million year-old fossil, ancestor to most reptiles      - | -     With more than 100,000 people in the hospital with Covid-19, this August is worse than last, expert says      - | -     Nearly two dozen San Diego, California, students and their families are stuck in Afghanistan      - | -     California looking to pay drug addicts to stay sober      - | -     Will an asteroid ever hit Earth? NASA scientist gives reassuring answer      - | -     Biden receives inconclusive intelligence report on covid origins      - | -     Why Biden will end the final mission in Afghanistan in just 7 days?      - | -     China wants families to have three children. But many women aren't convinced      - | -     Strange wasp nests glow neon green under UV light      - | -     Twin babies were 'swept away' in Tennessee floods that killed at least 22      - | -     Kathy Hochul sworn in as 1st female New York governor; Cuomo blasts state attorney general      - | -     Taliban takeover prompts fears of a resurgent al-Qaida      - | -     Kamala Harris condemns China, deflects from Kabul      - | -     At least 5 South Florida officers died from Covid-19 in one week      - | -     Heartburn drug may help doctors fight Covid-19      - | -     Dozens of US Air Force planes head to Kabul as 20,000 people remain stranded at airport      - | -     Astronauts and satellites watch Hurricane Henri from space as US Northeast braces for storm      - | -     US Covid-19 hospitalizations for children and adults under 50 reach their highest levels yet, CDC data shows      - | -     Afghans plead for faster US evacuation from Taliban rule      - | -     OPEC tells a weak, incompetent US president to drop dead      - | -     The Taliban want the world to think they've changed. Early signs suggest otherwise      - | -     Alabama has no available ICU beds while thousands of students quarantine in New Orleans and Florida      - | -     Seth Meyers Mocks George W. Bush’s Afghanistan Statement      - | -     Einstein's E=mc2 equation creates matter from light for first time      - | -     A complete “U turn” Taliban pledge 'totally different' moderate face as west continues evacuations      - | -     U.S. to Ship First of 500 Million Shots Pledged by Biden at G-7      - | -     Taliban announces 'amnesty,' urges women to join government      - | -     Chris Cuomo and his brother: 'I tried to do the right thing'      - | -     Why Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin is going to war with NASA and SpaceX      - | -     New York AG criticized for handling of Daniel Prude killing after Cuomo investigation      - | -     Biden administration taken to surprise by rapid Taliban seize in Afghanistan      - | -     Trump claims Afghanistan withdrawal would have been 'much more successful' if he were president.      - | -     Chaotic scenes at Kabul airport as Afghans and foreign nationals flee Taliban      - | -     Oregon Breaks COVID-19 hospitalization record three days in a Row     - | -     Why India's outbreak is a threat to the world     - | -     Suspected smuggling boat tragedy in San Diego adds to Biden's migrant crisis woes     - | -     Maryland votes to nix state song, a Confederate call to arms     - | -     Kim Janey rewrites history, Boston's first Black and female mayor     - | -     Gunman kills 10 at Colorado supermarket in second US mass shooting in a week     - | -     Kamala Harris laughs when asked if she will visit the border raises sharp criticism online     - | -     Roger Stone under fresh scrutiny as Capitol attack investigation intensifies     - | -     Vaccines will likely not be mandatory for teachers: Biden’s Education Secretary     - | -     Fauci warns about potential for an oncoming resurgence of virus if restrictions eased     - | -     Biden plug relief to Americans, celebrates 'transformational' victory on COVID-19 relief     - | -     LA Schools to Reopen in mid-April & NY City will open high schools next week     - | -     Women are tired of explaining to men like Andrew Cuomo why sexual harassment is wrong     - | -     Biden signs orders on gender equity, nominates two women to be four-star commanders     - | -     Nation takes baby steps to normality after year in lockdown; "The virus isn't going to go away," says Harvard epidemiologist     - | -     Rumours of vaccine site giving jabs to anyone because of low demand. Hundreds lined up     - | -     Vaccine supply will "dramatically" increase in weeks ahead: Fauci     - | -     Biden calls it "Neanderthal thinking" slams Texas and Mississippi's decisions to lift COVID-19 mask mandates     - | -     This Is What GOP Feared. Now that Trump Has Governed with Executive Orders, Dems Plan to Do Same      - | -     Man Throwing 'Incendiary Devices' at ICE Detention Center Is Killed in Attack      - | -     Mueller Hearing Pushed Back a Week to Allow More Time for Him to Answer Questions      - | -     Trump Tells 4 Congresswomen of Color to 'Go Back' to 'Crime-Infested' Countries They Came From      - | -     GOP Congressman Invokes 'The Deep State'

Your Opinion

What Are Trump's Options to Better His Chances in the Election? Part 2

viewsViews 1936

What Are Trump's Options to Better His Chances in the Election? Part 2

2020-06-12 22:44:10

By Laura Tucker,  Image: Donald Trump (Image source: Screenshot)

Yesterday we took a look at whether it would be possible for Donald Trump to postpone the November election until his poll numbers improve. In short, the answer is no. But is there anything else Trump can do to help his chances? Perhaps he could make a return to the success of his 2016 campaign. 

Trump's poll numbers are doing really badly. And it's not just that — they keep getting worse, increasingly so with each month that passes. It all just had incredibly bad timing for him. He just barely got through the impeachment by the seat of his pants when he was acquitted by the Senate.

Then he made several missteps with the coronavirus pandemic, and he just hasn't been able to right that wrong. On top of that, he's made more mistakes with his reaction to the George Floyd Black Lives Matter protests. Many people won't be able to forget the sight of the peaceful protesters being clear just so he could walk to a church for a photo op. 

He has a low approval rating and is desperate to get back to the success of his 2016 campaign. That would be possible, but he can't take on new topics. He needs to stick to the core belief system to appease his base.

One of his biggest promises in 2016 was to build a wall at the shared border with Mexico. He needs to have it done or be near done to show his base his accomplishments. But he spent so much time working on the funding for it, that he's behind the gun. 

Construction is taking place, but it's not necessarily scoring Trump any new supporters. In Ajo, Arizona, the crews are scaring residents. They have been protected from the virus so far, but the crew are bringing in unwanted germs and are many times not wearing masks.

As of April 24, the administration had completed 170 miles of border wall, but there was still another 180 miles or so to go. 450 miles had been promised by the end of the year, and it's not looking like it's not going to make it. 

Additionally, campaigning to keep migrants out of the country at this point is a delicate subject. It could be viewed that they could be bringing in the pandemic with them. He won't be able to charge up his base by upsetting the other side, unlike when he was separating families and locking children in cages. Basically, it's not going to look any worse than it already has. But it's not going to look any better either.

Another 2016 campaign promise was to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. But Trump was shy of the votes he needed, even when he had both a GOP Senate and a GOP House. 

However, he's attacked the law in piecemeal fashion to make it less effective. One of those changes he's made was just finalized this week. Former President Barack Obama made it illegal to discriminate on the basis of "race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in certain health programs and activities."

Last year the Trump administration proposed reversing that legislation and has now finalized it. It's believed that the rule is most unfair to transgender people, as it insists on treating people by their sex at the time of their birth. 

But during a health pandemic is just not a good time to attack health care, especially with unemployment so high. This means there are many, many people without insurance, and they'll need something like Obamacare to fill in the gap.

Another of his big campaign promises was to fix the economy. While the economy was the best it had been since 2008, he didn't really do that. He just rode on the coattails of Obama who had begun to bring the country back, yet he has claimed that he did it all on his own. It wasn't even Obama that tanked the economy. It started under former President George W. Bush. 

And now it has fallen again and has fallen badly. After several warnings, it's been confirmed that we are once again in a recession. The pandemic and closure of businesses have really affected unemployment, which in turn has affected the economy as a whole.

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says that more help is going to be needed from Congress in the form of aid, and that's going to be tough, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has already signaled he's not ready to grant more bailout money at this point. 

While Powell does see the unemployment easing a bit, he believes it will be a long, slow process. He sees it falling to 9.3 percent by the end of the year and to 6.5 percent by the end of 2021. That's not a quick enough pace to save things for Trump. And there just isn't much he can do to bring it back at this point. He provided a lot of bluster about reopening the economy, but too many people are afraid to go back to work or to travel or attend other events where they'll be spending money.

Just about the only other option Trump has left is to rely on foreign help. Whether or not he wants to admit that Russia helped him win in 2016 and whether or not he worked with them, they did help. He was also caught in the act of trying to get Ukraine to help him last year. It's why he was impeached. He was already working on 2020 at that point. 

Earlier this year, Intelligence officials found that Russia was already interfering in this year's election. It was once again trying to help support Trump's reelection and was also trying to help Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the primary. But he's already dropped out of the race, leaving former Vice President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic nominee.

So Russia's attempts are already not working. Clearly, if they were trying to help Sanders, they do not want Biden in office, just as they did not want former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to win in 2016. They will need to try different attempts to help Trump this year. Since they couldn't plan on the pandemic or social unrest to hurt his chances, they need to go back to the drawing board. And if Trump was planning on this helping him, he needs to do the same. 

In short, voters know what Trump is all about in 2020. Four years ago he wasn't sharing his plans, only big promises. Those big promises never came through, in part because he had no big plans. It doesn't appear as though much has changed, and this could be why he is yearning for a 2016 repeat. It worked well then but isn't working quite so well this time.

Voters know what Trump is all about. In part 3 on Monday we'll delve into what his chances are in November as well as Biden's. If you haven't read it yet, check out Part 1 of this three-part series which explains why Trump can't unilaterally change the date of the election.

Post Your Comment




Most Recent Articles

Liverpool's Brazil stars to miss Watford trip

14 October, 2021

Liverpool's Brazil stars to miss Watford trip  ...More

'I love the man, I hate the sin' - Raiders QB Carr speaks on Jon Gruden

14 October, 2021

'I love the man, I hate the sin' - Raiders QB Carr speaks on Jon Gruden  ...More

'We're all accountable for our actions' - Raiders GM on Gruden

14 October, 2021

'We're all accountable for our actions' - Raiders GM on Gruden  ...More

Get Published

Want to publish your own articles?

Create an account, and submit your articles, photos and/or videos. They will be reviewed by our professional copy editors, and if it is approved, it will be published for all our readers to view.

 
 

MORE FOR YOU