President Donald Trump’s imperiled re-election campaign could face even more damage in the coming months.
In interviews with Politico, several historians and journalists identified potential Trump “bombshells” that could send his hopes of winning the 2020 race spiraling further down the drain.
Included among the potential bombshells are revelations about the president’s business dealings, which he has managed to keep completely opaque after he broke his campaign promise to release his tax returns.
“Questions swirl about the exact size of Trump’s fortune and whether the reality matches Trump’s claims; the nature of the family’s past and current business dealings overseas; the extent to which foreign interests seek to influence Trump through favorable dealings with his holdings or those of family members; the degree to which his hotels and other business operations have reaped enhanced revenue because of Trump’s presidency,” the publication notes.
Another mystery that could be unraveled is the precise nature of Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
New York Times reporter Peter Baker tells Politico that “we don’t have the explanation why” Trump is “so seemingly enamored of Putin” and why “he so desperately wants his approval.”
Politico suggests revelations about the true state of the president’s health could come back to haunt him as well.
“What was that unscheduled trip to Walter Reed Army Medical Center last November all about?” the publication asks. “What explains Trump’s unsteady appearance drinking water or walking down a ramp at West Point earlier this month?”
Montana GOP ticket sidelined after exposure to COVID-positive Trump, Jr. girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle: report
The Montana Republican Party is facing a crisis after multiple members of the ticket traveled to South Dakota for Donald Trump's rally and were potentially exposed to COVID-19.
"Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate, Kristen Juras, confirmed Saturday they will self-quarantine after Gianforte's wife, Susan, and Juras attended an event last week with Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has since tested positive for COVID-19," KBZK-TV reported Saturday.
Trump’s presidency has accelerated the predicted collapse of the Republican Party: columnist
Citing the work of a University of a Washington political scientist, the Washington Post's Dana Milbank said Donald Trump and his racist rhetoric has accelerated the decline of the Republican party in a country that is seeing major demographic changes and because white voters are increasingly turned off by it.
As Milbank wrote, four years ago Christopher Parker, who is Black, predicted a Trump candidacy would "do more to advance racial understanding than the election of Barack Obama.”
Trump and his lackeys are too delusional to turn around their flailing campaign
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
When pundits point out that with four months to go until Election Day, it isn't too late for Trump to turn his campaign around, what they're really saying is that there's sufficient time left on the calendar for a candidate who grasped why he or she was losing to change course and abandon a clearly failing strategy.