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With COVID-19 spiking in the Sun Belt, Trump leads Republican governors off the cliff

With COVID-19 spiking in the Sun Belt, Trump leads Republican governors off the cliff

President Trump traveled to Wisconsin on Thursday to tour a naval shipyard, the place he bragged that he had the Navy steer a giant contract Wisconsin’s approach, which might solely be construed as an order to spice up his electoral possibilities in the swing state. I suppose it isn’t stunning that he’s so open about such issues. After all, he was impeached for making an attempt to extort a international ally into produce damaging info on his presumptive opponent, and each Republican senator besides Mitt Romney backed him to the hilt. Why would he suppose interfering in a home navy contract for his personal profit could be an issue?

Frankly, it most likely is not. Trump’s corruption is now the norm and most of the people simply shrug when he overtly brags about it. Apparently, they imagine everybody does it and it is simply the common partisan preventing. But the approach he is handled the COVID-19 pandemic is one thing else once more. The newest polling is devastating for his re-election prospects and it’s extremely a lot tied to the incontrovertible fact that he has so totally mishandled the authorities response and refuses to vary course.

The New York Times/Siena College ballot launched this week had loads of unhealthy information for the president:

Nearly three-fifths of voters disapprove of Mr. Trump’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic, together with majorities of white voters and males. Self-described average voters disapproved of Mr. Trump on the coronavirus by a margin of greater than two to at least one.

Only the true believers suppose he is achieved an excellent job on the worst disaster of his presidency, and that is largely as a result of they get all their information from suspect sources. The Washington Post revealed an article about a number of research displaying that right-wing media has performed a significant position in misinforming its viewers about the virus:

The finish end result, based on certainly one of the research, is that an infection and mortality charges are greater in locations the place one pundit who initially downplayed the severity of the pandemic — Fox News’s Sean Hannity — reaches the largest audiences.

On Thursday evening, Trump appeared with Hannity for a “town hall” and repeated his daft line that if we did not accomplish that a lot testing we would not have so many circumstances. He’s stated that so typically I believe we will assume that his followers have been totally indoctrinated in this nonsensical idea.

Joe Biden described the downside completely in the speech he gave on Thursday:

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He’s like a baby who cannot imagine this has occurred to him, with all his whining and self-pity. This pandemic did not occur to him. It occurred to all of us. His job is not to whine about it. His job is to do one thing about it.

The president needs us to imagine there is a selection between the financial system and public well being. Amazingly, he nonetheless hasn’t grasped the most simple reality of this disaster: to repair the financial system, now we have to get management over the virus.

No, he cannot grasp this straightforward reality and I believe that even when he may, he could be incapable of constructing the varieties of choices essential to make that occur. He trusts nobody however his intestine, and his intestine retains on telling him that this will all simply “go away” and every thing might be superb.

He’s now taken to bragging that the “mortality rate” in the U.S. is one thing to be happy with, which is simply weird. The 126,000-plus useless human beings and their households do not see it as such an incredible accomplishment, and Trump is signaling clearly that he has no intention of adjusting course in any approach.

Pew Research reported this week {that a} majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents (61%) agree that in terms of coronavirus, ‘the worst is behind us.'” I’m afraid they are in for a rude awakening. Those “embers or flare-ups,” as Trump calls them have became a wildfire that is now uncontrolled.

Twenty-nine states are presently aflame, with rising caseloads and hospitalizations, as we see the largest nationwide numbers of the pandemic, surpassing the worst weeks of April when circumstances had been concentrated in New York and some different massive cities. His favourite Republican governors — Greg Abbott of Texas, Ron DeSantis of Florida and Doug Ducey of Arizona — are in a selected bind, having adopted Trump’s lead and opened up their states early, even seizing authority from native officers whereas arrogantly proclaiming their superior dealing with of the disaster.

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DeSantis was significantly insolent and overbearing. Recall that on May 20, Vice President Mike Pence paid DeSantis a go to they usually conspicuously dined in a burger joint with out masks or social distancing, after which DeSantis delivered a Trumpian rant to the assembled media.

He spoke a lot too quickly. On Wednesday the state set a brand new single-day report, with 5,508 new circumstances of COVID-19. There had been one other 5,004 on Thursday. In reality, Florida has had extra circumstances in June than in the earlier three months mixed.

When requested about the surge this week DeSantis stated, “We are where we are,” and tried to behave as if every thing was going superb and it is all simply as anticipated. He’s now punted all the robust choices to particular person companies and native officers, so it seems as if he plans to experience the wave wherever it takes him, all whereas pretending that was the plan the entire time. 

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In Arizona, Ducey has additionally loosened his grip and allowed mayors to require masks in public, whereas in Texas, Abbott has really begun to sluggish down the state’s reopening and should even roll again towards a partial lockdown. But all these Republican state executives are caught in the Trump maelstrom in which he continues to insist that the pandemic is “fading away” whereas they must face the illness and loss of life that is crashing throughout them. He is an albatross round their necks.

Aside from the large human carnage, the political ramifications are profound. The Atlantic’s Ron Brownstein has been monitoring the sluggish transformation of the Sun Belt from stable GOP to purple to doubtlessly Democratic for some time. He believes the pandemic could also be hastening the course of and placing Republicans in a bind of their very own making:

Until the 2016 election, Republicans had maintained a constant benefit in the area’s massive metros — together with Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, and Phoenix — at the same time as Democrats took maintain of comparable city facilities in different elements of the nation. But below Trump, the GOP has misplaced floor in these various and economically thriving communities. And now, a ferocious upsurge of COVID-19 throughout the Sun Belt’s inhabitants hubs — together with main cities in Florida and North Carolina the place Democrats are already extra aggressive — is including a brand new menace to the conventional Republican maintain on these locations.

Polling exhibits that Biden is aggressive in all these states at the second ,and the query is whether or not that can maintain up till November. According to the New York Times ballot, a majority of voters strongly favor the authorities prioritizing the pandemic over a hasty reopening of the financial system. Unfortunately, Republican voters, little question listening to Trump and Hannity, say they imagine the reverse. Or no less than they did. One has to surprise if these attitudes will maintain now that the virus is not one thing that occurs to different folks far-off.

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