National and Minnesota Report
Bob Woodward may once again have taken down a President with his book Rage. In the early news accounts, he has also released some taped interviews with Donald J Trump (R) which clearly show he had full knowledge of the impact of the virus, including how it was spread, and its mortality rate at 5%. Although, these revelations were withheld by Woodward for eight months until the publishing of his book. This situation fills in the gaps to the question first raised by Sen Howard Baker (R-TN) during the Watergate Hearings and is just as valid now, “What did the President know, and when did he know it?”
The words of Trump are telling, he knew what we were facing in late January and communicated the information to Woodward on February 7, 2020. The inactivity and the counter programming Trump started is unconscionable and a direct affront to the American people. As an excuse he says he was trying to prevent a panic, which would have caused a run on banks and stores and a collapse in the stock market as his excuse. This means Trump is personally responsible for the 190,000+ deaths which have plagued our nation. This is just another example of Trump’s treasonous acts against the United States of America.
We believe, this coupled with his comments about fallen hero’s as being “suckers and losers,” has assured his defeat on November 3rd. He also may lose in historic fashion. In modern day Presidential elections, no incumbent has ever been defeated by a 2-to-1 margin, and we believe this is not only plausible, but more than likely.
We will again remind our readers of our claim. Donald J Trump votes in 2020 will not exceed his votes in 2016. His base has been dying off, specifically those on congregate care, there isn’t a viable third-party candidate to syphon off votes, no Kanye isn’t a true threat, and a increase in voter turnout will likely only produce a pittance for Trump and not overcome the deficit already present. We spelled this out in a previous article.https://checksandbalances.com/trump-polling-numbers-in-key-states-falter/
Finally, Minnesota is not in play, but the fact people are conveying this fallacy is good, because if you’re not running like your behind you can lose. In 2000, when current DFL Party Chair Ken Martin ran the Al Gore campaign here in Minnesota Gore beat George W Bush (R) 2.41%. In 2016, Hillary Clinton (D) beat Trump by 1.52%. and third-party candidates accounted for 9% of the vote.