America gets a focused look at Trump and doesn’t like what it sees

Trump support craters after contracting coronavirus, new FPU/Herald poll reveals

Catching coronavirus has been disastrous for President Trump’s re-election hopes, with support for the president plummeting since news of the infection broke, allowing Democratic nominee Joe Biden to open a commanding double-digit lead, a new Franklin Pierce University-Boston Herald poll shows.

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Trump’s health, white suburban women voters, and the end of the GOP

Polling consistently shows Trump losing white suburban women voters, a key voting bloc that has historically voted Republican, and which Hillary Clinton lost in 2016. In 2018, however, this group moved to the Democratic Party en masse in a drastic shift. What’s more, Trump is not doing anything to try to win back that crucial bloc of voters. As Markos elaborated:

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’15 people’ has become 200,000 American deaths—and Trump continues to praise himself for it

As 60,000 deaths came and went, Trump revised the numbers up haphazardly, choosing 65,000, or 70,000, or 75,000, as his own new estimates; after deaths soared past all of those milestones in the span of a single week in May—the same week he began a loud push for state “reopenings”—he revised upward again, to 100,000 or so.

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Trump demonstrates utter contempt for justice in commuting Roger Stone’s sentence

That Trump pardons people who commit fraud, conspiracy, and obstruction is only fitting — since Donald Trump has already paid a $2 million fine for fraudulent use of his charity, and a $25 million settlement over his fraudulent university. Trump has been sued at least five times for breach of contract, and hundreds of times for nonpayment. Fraud … is just what he does for a living.

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Trump’s attempt to play off Russian bounties as a ‘hoax’ is crumbling in the face of more details

Trump continues to proclaim it “a hoax” that “didn’t rise to the occasion.” But at this point, there are briefings that go back over a year, detective work that put together the way money was making it from Russia to the Taliban, raids and arrests that happened six months ago, and tactical changes to Afghan operations made in the knowledge of Russian actions.

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House Judiciary committee hearing confronts Barr’s politicization of the DOJ

Barr’s handling of the Justice Department may be unprecedented, but so is the Republican reaction. Republicans in both the House and Senate have been protective of Barr and Trump’s ability to turn the DOJ into an extension of Trump’s personal legal team and to overlook its use as a political tool—just as they’ve defended Trump’s right to use pardons to reward friends with protection from absolutely justified convictions. 

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Trump’s worst nightmare comes true—humiliated with a partially empty arena for comeback speech

The Trump campaign had also set-up a large outdoor viewing area and told reporters Trump would be out to speak to the overflow crowd in person. Here’s that area around 30 minutes before Trump’s speech.

Ooooooooof. I mean, what if you threw a party and nobody came? 

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