President Donald Trump has continued focusing on his 2020 re-election despite the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic that has now claimed the life of at least one American.
On Friday, Trump flew to South Carolina to hold a campaign rally on the eve of the state’s primary — even though he will not be on the ballot after the state GOP cancelled their contest to avoid embarrassing the president.
On Saturday, Trump traveled to Maryland to speak at the far-right Conservative Political Action Conference.
Trump spent much of the speech pontificating on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary.
After attacking Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) as Pocahontas, Trump turned his attention to former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
“But, she was really mean to Mini Mike, the way she treated him,” Trump said, using his nickname for the billionaire.
“He didn’t know what hit him,” he continued.
“He’s saying, ‘oh, get me off of this stage,'” Trump claimed.
“Get me off, get me off of this stage,” Trump said as he ducked behind the podium.
‘This spells disaster’: Columnist says GOP is heading for a wipeout in the Senate — and beyond
On Wednesday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Henry Olsen said the electoral signs are getting grimmer for the GOP by the day — for their prospects of maintaining control of the Senate, but also of their seats further down the ballot.
"Elections in both the House and Senate are increasingly syncing with broader presidential races," wrote Olsen. "In 2016, every Senate race was won by the same party that won that state in the presidential contest. In 2018, House races largely correlated with Trump’s approval rating, with even the most popular GOP incumbents unable to run more than a few points ahead of the president. Polls for Senate races this year show the same trend, with Republican incumbents’ totals closely matched with Trump’s. This spells disaster for the party."
Fox’s Laura Ingraham admitted she’s preparing for Trump’s defeat during ‘melancholy’ dinner with Roger Ailes’s widow: report
Fox News host Laura Ingraham might be preparing for President Donald Trump to be defeated in the upcoming elections. According to a report at Vanity Fair, the Fox News pundit attended a dinner with Roger Ailes's widow Elizabeth a few weeks ago, in which the guests discussed Trump’s electoral prospects.
“The political conversation around the table was melancholy, a person familiar with the gathering recalled. With COVID cases hitting record highs and Donald Trump's poll numbers going in the opposite direction, guests agreed that Trump is probably incapable, or unwilling, to take steps to turn things around,” wrote reporter Gabriel Sherman.
There must be a ‘real reckoning’ for Trump’s abuses if Biden wins: Princeton history professor
As vehemently as far-right Republicans hated President Barack Obama when he was in office, the fact is that Obama had a decidedly centrist administration and often expressed his desire to work with Republicans along bipartisan lines. Former First Lady Michelle Obama has made it clear that despite her policy differences with President George W. Bush, she really likes him as a person. But Journalist Kevin M. Kruse, in a July 7 article for Vanity Fair, argues that President Obama was too nice for his own good — and stresses that if Obama’s former vice president, Joe Biden, defeats President Donald Trump in November, he shouldn’t make the same mistake.