Despite finding every 昆明桑拿网2020 campaign aspiration blocked -- a return to rallies, a rebound in the polls, an economic bounce back and attention for his assaults on Biden -- Trump is unwilling or unable to admit the depth of the emergency.
While there is a strong desire in the country to return to regular life -- a feeling on which Trump is playing with his demand to reopen all schools -- the President is ignoring public concern over whether such a step is safe. Similarly, his semantic quibbles about the mortality rate from the disease show that he cares about the situation far less than his top priority -- reelection.
In fact, as he escalates his campaign昆明桑拿网 of fear and race baiting, he is making clear that he is betting he can win in November while ignoring a disease killing hundreds of Americans every day. To that end, the President is spending more energy on concocting excuses, blaming others and peddling falsehoods about the crisis than he is directing his government to help alleviate the disaster.
His approach suggests that he does not believe he needs to triumph over a threat to the American people but merely needs to convince sufficient numbers of them that he's won a great victory. It is a gamble that contradicts multiple polls showing plummeting support for his handling of the situation. And it is putting his fellow Republicans -- still wary of alienating Trump's base -- in a tough spot.
"I have confidence in this administration," Ohio Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said on 昆明夜生活NBC's "Meet the Press" -- dodging carefully when asked whether he had confidence in Trump. Other Republican governors, watching the virus take hold of their states, have broken with Trump on issues like mask wearing.