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Conservative calls Trump a ‘snake oil salesman’ who doesn’t want you to listen to scientists

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin blasted President Donald Trump as nothing more than a snake oil salesman who refuses to listen to the experts and scientists. Americans aren’t buying it and it’s starting to hurt his election chances.

After Trump decided to recommend the country start taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative drug for coronavirus, scientists, doctors and other experts quickly took to television and social media to beg people to be more responsible.

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Rubin noted that luckily, the latest Gallup poll shows “just under a third of Americans, 32 percent, now say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. That is similar to the 30 percent recorded in April but down from the recent high of 45 percent in February.”

According to the numbers, it appears Republicans are feeling worse and worse with each passing month.

“Republicans’ satisfaction with the country’s direction has fallen each month since February, including a 12-percentage-point drop to 48% in May,” said Gallup.

Rubin explained that even the GOP’s approval rating for Trump was 10 points higher on average in 2019 than it is during an election year. It’s no wonder that his team is desperately trying to keep him away from TV cameras.

“His assumption that Americans would care more about reopening the economy and less about their own health has turned out to be dead wrong. It is little wonder that they are not feeling any better about the state of the country,” Rubin wrote.

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It has been years of Democrats trying to figure out what would break Trump’s hold on his base. Now, it appears that a real divide has grown between “Republicans’ perception and Trump’s alternate reality,” she explained. “At least a couple of things might be happening here that distinguish the current situation from past episodes when Republicans maintained Trump’s sunny view of his presidency no matter the circumstances.:

Certainly, the economy has played a huge role in the Trump downfall. All he had was a stable economy delivering stock profits to shareholders. Taking that away means Trump has to actually explain how and why his economic strategy will bring America back. It isn’t working.

“Second, as much as Trump likes to attack his foes in Congress, it no longer serves as an effective foil,” Rubin continued. “Americans like what Congress has been doing — voting to send them checks, ramping up testing, extending loans to small businesses.”

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“For a second consecutive month, Congress’ job approval rating remains elevated, at 31 percent. Congress last had an approval rating of 31 percent or better in early September 2009,” Gallup said. “Congress has passed four bills to address the public health and economic harm caused by COVID-19 and is considering further legislation. Gallup found roughly eight in 10 Americans approving of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief bill passed in late March to provide relief for businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus situation. Congress’ approval rating for handling the coronavirus situation is 48 percent, well above its overall approval rating.”

Going up against the experts not only isn’t working to give himself a boost and take down his rivals.

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“Overall, the country, including the Trump base, has gotten an extra dose of reality. Trump’s usual bag of tricks is ineffective in the face of widespread death, illness, disruption of normal life and economic hardship,” Rubin closed. “Throughout his presidency Trump has worked furiously to get people to ignore what they see, hear and experience for themselves, but now he fails to sway even some Republicans. His performance finally must be viewed in the harsh light of reality. If so, Republicans might be heading for a harsh reckoning.”

Read the full column at the Washington Post.


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Former pal Piers Morgan blisters Trump for ‘hiding in his bunker’ as America burns

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British presenter Piers Morgan criticized President Donald Trump for "hiding in his bunker" instead of leading America out of a dark period in its history.

In an op-ed for The Daily Mail, Morgan addressed the police killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed.

"I understand the rage of the protesters," Morgan wrote. "Yet the one person who could most powerfully effect change is doing the complete opposite."

The op-ed continued:

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‘We are leaderless right now!’ Trump supporters despair that he’s doing nothing as riots erupt across America

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Several supporters of President Donald Trump are very upset that he is not doing enough to crack down on the violence that has swept the country ever since the killing of George Floyd last week.

As reported by the conservative Daily Wire, many conservatives who have otherwise been supportive of Trump are growing exasperated that he spent the weekend hunkered down in the White House and only sending the occasional angry tweet.

"Does Trump have dementia or something?" asked pro-Trump political pundit Mike Cernovitch. "Because sitting on his fat ass right now isn't the right move."

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Desperate and ‘out-of-control’ Trump might prompt violent insurrection to stay in office: columnist

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Writing for the Daily Beast, columnist Michael Tomasky made a strong case that Donald Trump has removed any doubt that he is "morally unfit" to be president and, faced with the possibility he may not be re-elected, could resort to encouraging his followers to take up arms in his defense.

"Naively, I always thought that even Donald Trump would stop short of actually inciting violence. I mean, he’s the president of the United States," Tomasky began before adding, "History means nothing to him, and the future means even less. Presidents—all presidents, even ones I didn’t like—think about the office, the future implications of their actions, the future of our institutions."

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