Trump’s attacks on his own top officials raise questions about steroid’s affects on his personality

Trump’s behavior raises questions about whether the dexamethasone he has been taking is affecting his personality. “Donald Trump sounds unhinged” is not exactly something that could come only because of medication, but his statements Thursday raised concern even by Trumpian standards.

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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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The unemployment rate has never been this high going into an election

Though the economy rebounded sharply in the months following the spring lockdown, the recovery seems to be running out of steam.

Economic indicators, such as retail sales or claims for jobless benefits, have been improving only gradually after bouncing back sharply in the spring.

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Tuesday’s Debate Made Clear the Gravest Threat to the Election: The President Himself

President Trump’s angry insistence in the last minutes of Tuesday’s debate that there was no way the presidential election could be conducted without fraud amounted to an extraordinary declaration by a sitting American president that he would try to throw any outcome into the courts, Congress or the streets if he was not re-elected.

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