For the last 3 1/2 years Donald J. Trump, a New York Real Estate guy from Queens, NY has bluffed his way thru an American Presidency….
If you check his history?
He is NO different then he HAS been back in the day….
Things have changed….
We NOW KNOW who he IS….
No longer a perception marketed to the masses…
We KNOW about a narcasitic, inept, vindictive and lying person living in the American White House…
We KNOW about his failure to help his fellow country men, woman and children deal with a virus pandemic ….
We KNOW about the actions to cover up his and others criminal activities….
But most worrisome for Republicans themselves?
We KNOW about a man who seems to work HARD at narrowing his chances of getting vote on November 3rd to keep his job for another 4 years….
And THAT could cost other Republicans THEIR jobs and influence…
Most are scared to show disloyalty to Trump , who has Republican voters supporting him even with his above traits…
What is Republican lawmakers (And staff members) to do?
In Trump’s orbit and Republican circles, there is growing unease and even panic over Trump’s conduct as allies fret that the president, who lags behind presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden in both public and private polling, is free-falling into a political abyss.
Republicans have long accustomed themselves to the mayhem that seems to accompany Trump everywhere, like a personal tornado cloud. They are not deserting him, and they acknowledge that supporting the president means at least tacitly condoning his more incendiary comments and actions.
But even stalwarts are bewildered by what many view as his self-sabotaging actions, worried not only that he may lose in November but also that he will drag the rest of the party down with him.
“The whole world has changed in the past six months, and I don’t know if the president has caught up,” said Amy Koch, a Republican and former majority leader of the Minnesota Senate. “His messaging is landing on deaf ears. He just doesn’t seem to fully understand what people are talking about or worrying about.”
The Trump administration so far has no clear national plan to combat the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 135,000 in the United States. The president has continued to defend the Confederate flag — a symbol of slavery and racism to many Americans — and, in the wake of national protests over the death of an unarmed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, played an actively divisive role, trafficking in racist and other offensive statements.
In the past week alone, Trump commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone, a 2016 campaign adviser and longtime confidant who was to serve more than three years in federal prison for seven felonies; held a rambling and partisan news conference in the Rose Garden; and joined in criticism of Anthony S. Fauci, the popular infectious-disease director helping the administration with its coronavirus response.
Charlie Dent, a Republican former member of Congress from Pennsylvania, said Trump is out of step with members of his own party, especially those in tough reelection fights.
“Most members in swing districts understand that they need to expand on their base, and you would think that this president, who won his election by 80,000 votes [in key swing states], would be of the same mentality but he’s not, and that’s’ where the conflict is,” said Dent, now a CNN contributor. “There’s a total disconnect there between the president and those members in swing districts who need the president to be more measured and balanced — and, of course, he’s totally incapable of that.”
Replacing the campaign manager, Dent continued, is hardly what most Republicans care about….
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