President Donald Trump has taken to claiming that a “silent majority” of Americans support him even as his sinking poll numbers have put his reelection campaign in serious jeopardy.
However, conservative David Frum on Monday called B.S. on the president’s claims of hidden mass support during a CNN appearance discussing Trump’s response to anti-police brutality protests.
“When the president speaks of ‘silent majorities,’ the silent majority of this country, except for a couple of days at the very beginning of his presidency, the silent majority of this country has been firmly and determinantly and unchangingly anti-Trump,” Frum said. “President Trump speaks for a noisy and aggrieved minority, never a silent majority.”
Frum then said that this aggrieved minority has become even more angry in recent days as it’s seen how successful anti-brutality protests have been at moving public opinion.
“The striking thing about these protests is at the beginning there was violence, at the beginning there was looting,” he said. “As they have proceeded, and I’ve witnessed this, I’ve watched the marches here in Washington, as they’ve proceeded they become bigger, they become more peaceful, they become more orderly, they become happier and they become both more multiracial.”
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Internet buries Betsy DeVos for ‘total trainwreck’ CNN interview: ‘Why is she in charge of ANYTHING?’
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos both stunned and appalled Twitter commentators on Sunday morning after she spent nearly 24 minutes sparring with CNN host Dana Bash over reopening the schools during a pandemic while misrepresenting the health risks to children that led the "State of the Union" to fact-check her.
With Bash closing the contentious interview by smirking at another non-answer from the Trump administration official, Twitter commenters flooded the social media platform with comments over what one called a "total trainwreck" cable news appearance.
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Trump melts down over media reporting he’s playing golf: ‘I play VERY fast, get a lot of work done’
Donald Trump kicked off his Sunday morning complaining about the media reporting on the massive amount of time he spends on the golf course, tweeting that he plays "VERY fast" and he gets "a lot of work done on the golf course."
According to the president, "I know many in business and politics that work out endlessly, in some cases to a point of exhaustion. It is their number one passion in life, but nobody complains. My 'exercise' is playing, almost never during the week, a quick round of golf. Obama played more and much longer rounds, no problem. When I play, Fake News CNN, and others, park themselves anywhere they can to get a picture, then scream 'President Trump is playing golf.' Actually, I play VERY fast, get a lot of work done on the golf course, and also get a 'tiny' bit of exercise. Not bad!"
Trump fears his base will turn on him if he flips and calls for nationwide mask guidelines: CNN
On CNN Saturday, analyst Ron Brownstein outlined the key reason President Donald Trump is struggling to adapt his message to proper public health guidance on the coronavirus pandemic.
"Ron, there is a retail trade group that has asked President Trump to institute federal, nationwide mask guidelines at stores across the country as the country continues to re-open," said anchor Alex Marquardt. "Experts are saying that masks could save thousands of lives in the coming months. Do you see a scenario in which — any chance in which he would issue that?"
"I think the short answer is no, and for a revealing reason," said Brownstein. "He is in a trap of his own construction. On coronavirus, we talk all the time about how President Trump's base is bonded to him, immovably. He's also bonded to the base in the other direction, that he is very reluctant to get out crosswise with a base that includes the kind of people that showed up at the Michigan capital to protest lockdown without wearing masks and waving Confederate flags and carrying automatic weapons."