Quantcast
Connect with us

Conservative hits the panic button about Trump’s reelection chances: ‘Almost doesn’t matter who the Dems nominate’

Published

on

Conservative commentator Steve Deace on Tuesday said that President Donald Trump needs to rapidly re-calibrate his political strategy or else risk getting blown out in 2020.

In looking at the president’s tumbling approval numbers during the record-long government shutdown, which didn’t even succeed in getting funding for his proposed border wall, Deace said that Trump has dug himself a deep hole that he must immediately work to climb out of if he wants to have any hope of winning next year’s presidential election.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Trump’s negatives are approaching it almost doesn’t matter who the Dems nominate territory,” Deace wrote on Twitter. “He needs to spend this year building his presidential resume/stature and favorables back up with the public. He needs to reinforce his own case before going into campaign attack mode.”

Deace then took a preemptive swipe at conservatives who insist that Trump will be fine because House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is also an unpopular figure.

“It doesn’t matter what Pelosi’s negatives are,” he explains. “They were horrible last November, too, when Dems won 40 seats. They’ve been horrible for years.”

ADVERTISEMENT

According to FiveThirtyEight, Trump at the moment has the highest disapproval rating for any president at this point in his first term. Although former President Ronald Reagan similarly had a high disapproval at this point in his presidency, that was largely due to the fact that the United States was in an economic recession in the early 1980s, whereas Trump has enjoyed a comparatively robust economy.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

‘People’s lives will be lost’: Psychiatrist warns ‘sociopath’ Trump is ‘getting worse’ — and failing in coronavirus response

Published

on

President Donald Trump's psychological problems are getting worse and could be consequential as America faces a potential COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Thursday interviewed Dr. Lance Dodes, a former assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

"As you pointed out, Lawrence, this man is about himself. He really is not about the country, he's not about public health," Dr. Dodes said of Trump.

"Although he has already severely damaged the country by being a psychopath or sociopath -- in many ways, he's damaged democracy -- I think people's lives will be lost now," he warned. "Individual lives will be lost because of the way he's mishandling the coronavirus issue."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘Something really rotten’: Here’s the evidence of extensive voter suppression in Georgia’s notorious 2018 election

Published

on

As the 2020 presidential campaign cycle grinds on, there’s renewed concern about the 21st century’s newest form of warfare: cyber-sabotage of government systems, including elections and online disinformation intended to incite unrest. But as Suppressed: The Fight to Vote, a documentary from Brave New Films, makes clear, partisan voter suppression tactics with 20th-century roots remain and can thwart multitudes of voters from changing their state’s political leaders.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

The real story behind Trump’s new lawsuit against the New York Times

Published

on

Wednesday was an ominous day for freedom of the press in this country, and I want to tell you why.

You may have heard or seen that President Trump filed a libel suit against the New York Times. Perhaps you weren’t surprised: the president is known to frequently disparage the Times even as he reads it obsessively. Borrowing a page from what I’ve referred to before as a Mount Rushmore of totalitarians, Robespierre, Hitler, Stalin and Mao, Trump loves to call the press the “enemy of the people.”

Continue Reading
 
 
close-image