Donald Trump should have an easy path to reelection this fall. I say he should have an easy path. But he keeps getting in the way. He takes three steps forwards, and then three steps back.
Latest case in point.
On Monday of this week, Trump announced to the media that he was taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus symptoms. Now, it was a pretty stupid admission given what we know about the drug. I know Trump is high on it, because it was one of the early “cure” drugs for the disease, but it’s been surpassed by dozens of other combinations since then. And today, it is only supposed to be given to people that actually are suffering with coronavirus, as opposed to someone taking it as a preventative measure. It was a rather dumb admission that frankly should have been kept quiet.
Trump also has come out in the past couple of days saying that he was “surprised” that Attorney General, William Barr has said that based on what he’s seen so far in the Durham Investigation, there would probably be no need for criminal charges to be filed against either Bobo Obama or Joe Biden. This on the heels of Trump calling the whole Michael Flynn unmasking case, “Obamagate”. While I get it that Trump wants to tie anyone high up in the Obama administration to the scandal, and there were many during Obama’s time in office, it is best that he runs against Joe Biden and not Bobo, who’s not on anyone’s ticket this fall.
These are two examples of very easily avoidable gaffes from the Trump campaign. It’s what happens when you let your candidate go out and spew without actually thinking about what he/she is saying. And, it’s happening with more and more regularity. Trump to give the press stories that will appear that the president doesn’t understand what he’s doing, is stupid. It’s just plain dumb and it plays right into the hands of Biden and Obama.
Donald Trump needs to go on the offensive against Joe Biden. He needs to talk about coronavirus as a Chinese-made virus that, using the facts and not conjecture, shows that it was the Chinese that have hurt our government, hurt our economy, killed over 90,000 of our people, and taken our jobs. It was not the Trump administration. He needs to show how his actions actually saved jobs, saved the economy, and most importantly, saved lives.
And, Trump needs to go on the offensive against Biden, much like he did against Hillary Clinton four years ago. I’ve heard he’s planning on using the same type of playbook. The only problem with that is now the American people have had four years to get to see what he’s all about, the good, the bad, and the ugly, and there is plenty of all three. He needs to focus on his accomplishments, while questioning Biden on everything from his gaffes, to his mental capacity, to his shady dealings. And most importantly, Trump needs to focus on what he plans to do in the next four years. How he plans to get our economy back on track, and how he plans to deal with the Chinese for this COVID-19 outbreak.
If he doesn’t do that, he’s taking one step forward, tripping, and falling one step back. And Biden is too easy of a candidate to defeat in order for that to happen!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!