Vanity Fair: Trump Desperate, Despondent As Poll Numbers Crater

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Megan Everts

President Donald Trump is supposedly growing despondent over his decreasing approval levels.

With President Donald Trump’s decreasing approval levels and the increase in coronavirus cases across the country, “Trump is reluctantly waking up to the grim reality that, if the current situation holds, his reelection is gone,” reported Vanity Fair.

  • Trump has reportedly been “down in the dumps” lately, as he is “torn between the imperative to win suburban voters and his instincts to play to his base” and has “complained to people that he’s in a political box with no obvious way out.”
  • A Republican in touch with Trump says that the president claims “the polls are all fake” in order to console himself, but Trump is continuing to hit more roadblocks.
  • For example, “this week, Jacksonville, Florida—where Trump moved the Republican National Convention so he could hold a 15,000-person rally next month—mandated that people wear masks indoors to slow the explosion of COVID-19 cases.”
  • Now, “according to a Republican working on the convention, the campaign is now preparing to cancel the event so that Trump doesn’t suffer another Tulsa–like humiliation.”
  • Trump reportedly also “remains furious at his son-in-law Jared Kushner, whom he blames for the campaign’s dismal poll numbers.”

Vanity Fair claims that “nervous Republicans worried about losing the Senate are now debating when to break from Trump,” with many considering Labor Day as “the deadline for Trump to have turned things around.”

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Comments (4)
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macrumpton
macrumpton

"he’s in a political box with no obvious way out.”
Except for the radical idea of doing his actual job!

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Staq
Staq

Right!

Kradek
Kradek

I think trump has been trying his best...it's just that we all agreed Hitler was a bad idea the first time

Robott53
Robott53

All Trump ever cared about was the title “president.” He really thought he could just sit in his ivory tower with hands out-stretched, assign the actual work of governance to everyone else, take all the credit, and get re-elected in a landslide over an economy he actually had little to do with. This whole year so far has been very reminiscent of The Dead Zone movie ending. Trump’s irresponsibility, dangerous behavior, and consistent failure (the missiles are flying, hallelujah) could have been ignored by the Trumplican faithful if everything had remained status quo and he/we could have ended up with another 4 disastrous years. Instead, social and health crises come out of nowhere (like Johnny) and knock down the house of cards Trump, die-hard Rethuglicans, and his enablers have built. We can only hope the movement to remove this dangerous fool and some of his senatorial enablers keeps building until November when they are finally shown the door.


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