The Bleak Prospects of President Trump’s reelection



By Jim Sullivan

As we have been reading, the Federal budget deficit for the last 12 months has ballooned to $3 trillion (!) due to the coronavirus.  While Mr. Trump has done some undeniably good things while in office, the severity of the pandemic  is attributable to Mr. Trump’s inept handling of COVID-19 in the U.S., as is the resulting economic fallout.  He will go down in history as one of the worst presidents ever, if not the worst, for the following reasons:

  1.  His execrable lack of leadership in handling the pandemic has amplified the spread of COVID-19 and caused many more deaths than necessary.  Conflicting messages from his administration about the  seriousness of the pandemic gave many people unspoken permission to not take it seriously.  All Mr. Trump had to do at the beginning of COVID-19 was appear on television wearing a mask and standing next to an American flag.  He should also have invoked widespread activation of the Defense Production Act to ramp up supplies of PPE and COVID-19 testing kits.  We are currently short of both items.
  1.  The economy is now in terrible shape and will be for at least a few more years as a result of the pandemic.  By his failure to lead in the fight against the pandemic, Mr.Trump  has damaged the economy a lot more than it had to be.  People continue to flout sensible rules about not spreading the pandemic.  Remember the true story I sent out recently about an employee who refused wear his mask to a meeting in his workplace, stating that he was following the direction of his President?
  1.  Mr. Trump encouraged people in Michigan and (I think) at least one other state to go against their governors’ orders for sensible precautions against COVID-19, thus abetting the spread of the pandemic.
  1.  In 2017 he unnecessarily cut taxes for the wealthy.  This has ended up contributing to the current $3 trillion deficit.  There are now even some wealthy people saying they should be taxed more—in other words, they  think Mr. Trump’s tax cuts for the wealthy are a bad idea.  While he was campaigning he lied in stating that wealthy people should be taxed more.

I think Mr. Trump’s prospects for reelection in November are slim to none.  This is no reason, however, to relax in our support of Joe Biden and Democratic contenders for the House and Senate. Remember that in  2016 Mr. Trump was widely predicted to lose the election to Hillary.  The country cannot afford to let Trump win again, so “Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more.” 

Jim Sullivan is a Citizen Journalist and retired  businessman with graduate degrees in political science and business.  He lives in Ventura with his wife Juliette and two family cats.

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8 Responses to The Bleak Prospects of President Trump’s reelection

  1. John August 14, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Trump has done an outstanding job procuring ventilators and getting the wheels in motion for development and distribution of vaccines. It will end up being the fastest deployment ever in history.

    Unfortunately he has done a terrible job getting his supporters on board to do their patriotic duty and start doing their part to social distance and wear masks so the spread can be minimized until vaccines available. Whenever you see a large group of people on the street without masks and social distancing you can be sure they are Trumpster nuts. You would think they would work hard so close to the election so the numbers could be minimized, thus making Trump look good. But no, they got to scream freedom.

    • Michael A. August 14, 2020 at 6:50 pm

      There is nothing wrong with freedom John. It is desirable. You should always aim for freedom. Hong Kongers wish they had it back. It has been forcibly taken from them.

  2. Michael A, August 14, 2020 at 3:41 pm

    Old Joe, a 1000 years in the swamp with negligible results to show. President Trump, less than 4 years in and its all his fault. Liberals are loony, but this simple fact satisfies to illustrate JUST HOW LOONY they are. After decades of watching politicians it all boils down to this: NEVER TRUST LIBERALS, NEVER. Now we have “moderate” Kamala. That’s a laugh. If this tag team manages to get elected, Old Joe will soon achieve room temperature and the new improved Kamala will come out roaring to destroy America with her true self.

  3. Mike Smith August 14, 2020 at 10:45 am

    David Horowitz to Newsmax TV: Trump Will Win Because ‘Our Cities Are Burning’

    …But even if he does not win, the question remains – on WHICH SIDE’S terms will the next phase of Civil War II be waged?

  4. Caleb Standafer August 14, 2020 at 10:27 am

    Sue’s questions are very good in regards to Biden. He is a buffoon, and he has never learned from his multitude of mistakes. He has been wrong on every major foreign policy issue. He lied that he would not oppose Bork for the Supreme Court. He plagiarized a campaign speech. What a mess. You can look it up.

  5. Sally August 14, 2020 at 7:34 am

    Poor Trump. All he has is doubting that Harris is a natural born citizen. Here we go again. His biggest problem is he can’t learn from his mistakes and he is his own expert on everything.

  6. Sue August 14, 2020 at 6:58 am

    The question is ‘do you want a buffoon running the country?’ Is he trustworthy, thoughtful and can he learn from his mistakes?

  7. Mark Savalla August 13, 2020 at 10:30 pm

    After you browse through the lies, the questions you must ask are: Do you want Communism, Do you want higher taxes, Do you want open borders, Do you want Globalism, Do you support abortion? Those are just some of the choices you must make. Any one of them with a no answer is enough to demand a vote for President Trump.


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