Calling Donald Trump’s latest comments on coronavirus deaths in the United States “tone-deaf,” CNN “Inside Politics” host John King noted the election is only months away and things are not looking good for the president’s re-election.
As King pointed out, “We’re now six months to election day and as is always the case with the president seeking a second term, November’s vote is more than anything else a referendum on the incumbent.”
Pointing to reports that the president has been “anxious and angry” with his campaign manager over internal poll numbers, King continued, “He [Trump] has little to no control over the pandemic now shaping almost every 2020 conversation.”
“He does have control over his own words, though. and one Trump constant of late is trying to erase reality,” he continued. “Thursday closed out April, the month the president predicted the coronavirus would disappear. History records facts, not predictions and April will be remembered for 60,000-plus American deaths.”
Turning to Trump’s re-election campaign, King put up a graphic showing Trump’s approval numbers over his COVID-19 response, and stated, “Bad battleground state polling is why the president lashed out at as campaign manager. He won’t like this from an ABC/Ipsos poll: only 42 percent of Americans now approve of the president’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. 57 percent disapprove. That’s a 14-point spike in disapproval over the last six weeks.”
Trump ‘is trying to take his revenge’ on Jeff Sessions for not doing ‘his personal bidding’ while AG: CNN’s Toobin
President Donald Trump over the weekend once again attacked the man whom he appointed as his first attorney general because he recused himself from the Russia investigation in early 2017.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said on Monday that the president doesn't seem to care that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be a strong ally on issues like immigration if he won back his old Senate seat, and is instead focused on making him pay for not shutting down the Russia probe right from the start.
Trump’s Memorial Day weekend meltdown shows he’s ‘all impulse — no self control’: CNN’s John Avlon
President Donald Trump spent his Memorial Day weekend angrily lashing out at his enemies while promoting unhinged conspiracy theories that baselessly accuse MSNBC host Joe Scarborough of murdering a former intern.
However, CNN's John Avlon on Monday warned against believing that Trump's tantrums are part of some grand campaign strategy, and should instead be understood as a series of impulsive outbursts.
South Carolina beachgoer demands Asian-American CNN reporter ‘get out of his country’
A CNN reporter faced intolerance over her face mask and ethnicity at beaches in the South over the weekend.
CNN's Natasha Chen said that she was interviewing the mayor of Tybee Island on Saturday when she was jeered for wearing a face covering.
"Somebody saw us and the mayor and I were both wearing masks and they yelled at us to take them off," Chen recalled on Sunday. "Somebody claimed that sunlight is the best disinfectant."
In a subsequent report, Chen revealed that she had also been harassed while working in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
"Within the past hour, there was a person who was not happy with what we were covering," Chen said. "We've been talking to people -- who have all been really nice, by the way -- talking to us about how they're social distancing, what they're seeing with the crowds on the beach, but this person didn't like it."