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Disaster and Uncertainties: Donald Trumpís Meeting with Fate


05 October 2020

 

Disaster and Uncertainties: Donald Trump’s Meeting with Fate
By: Wimar Witoelar
In this last month leading to the presidential election, Donald Trump had behaved like an accident waiting to happen. Covid was destroying any chance of economic success. Unemployment grew at an uncontrollable rate, incomes fell accordingly and Trump’s polling figures plunged, supported only by his rock hard base which drove him to increased dependency. National averages rarely gave the Republicans more than 45%.
In a reaction driven by characteristic bravado, Trump sought to strengthen his base instead of broadening his appeal.
Eventually as the covid situation grew more difficult and the economy faced hopelessness, he turned away from pragmatic analysis and relied on his self-perceived charisma as he ignored the disastrous public health situation. Science was ignored, common sense was confronted by bravado. He shows no fear for the pandemic threat and not only turns away from conventional protocol, even making fun of people who seriously promote masks and social distancing. His first attempt in Tulsa, Oklahoma to stage a mass rally failed miserably, falling short of crowd size targets and resulting in a personal tragedy for the unsuccessful campaign manager
Donald Trump found his energy in the personal adulation that he receives from friendly crowds, that he interprets as social approval and assurance of electoral success. Meanwhile he provoked doubt on the mail-based electoral process. He also threatened to polling monitors outside of regulations. Trump shows the behavior of a candidate not sure of his prospects.
His skepticism of accepted protocol has substantial following, his hubris refusing to wear a mask. As he admitted himself to the hospital he wore a mask. Now the true believers are shaken and disoriented. President Trump had requested admission to Walter Reed Hospital. His condition is a closely kept secret but we know he is taking experimental drugs. We pray for the best but his colleagues in government and the Republican Party are joining the covid-19 patient list: White House staff, senior congressmen. Many were present at the Rose Garden reception for nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. The names kept trickling in, making the Rose Garden reception live up the moniker Super Spreader Event.
To the international world, the Trump tragedy firmly puts the USA back on the map after being submerged by the turmoil of her domestic politics. The issue now is. Will Trump’s it affect the US Presidency as we know it? If Donald Trump is deemed  by a majority of the cabinet or by himself, power could be shifted to Vice President Mike Pence temporarily or permanently. If Trump remains in power, how will the Presidential Elections turn out? Will we face a Deocratic or will the Republicsn stay in power.
Any of the outcomes promise uncertainty, but none will be a disaster. At least not as disastrous as a furher slide in American political values
All world leaders have expressed their sympathy for Donald Trump, all in diplomatic language. But some express irritation for Trump’s constant lack of respect for the fight against Covid. France’s Prime Minister Gabriel Attack represented this sentiment: “This demonstrates that the virus spares no one, including those who have shown skepticism. I wish him aDisaster and Uncertainties: Donald Trump’s Meeting with Fate
By: Wimar Witoelar
In this last month leading to the presidential election, Donald Trump had behaved like an accident waiting to happen. Covid was destroying any chance of economic success. Unemployment grew at an uncontrollable rate, incomes fell accordingly and Trump’s polling figures plunged, supported only by his rock hard base which drove him to increased dependency. National averages rarely gave the Republicans more than 45%.
In a reaction driven by characteristic bravado, Trump sought to strengthen his base instead of broadening his appeal.
Eventually as the covid situation grew more difficult and the economy faced hopelessness, he turned away from pragmatic analysis and relied on his self-perceived charisma as he ignored the disastrous public health situation. Science was ignored, common sense was confronted by bravado. He shows no fear for the pandemic threat and not only turns away from conventional protocol, even making fun of people who seriously promote masks and social distancing. His first attempt in Tulsa, Oklahoma to stage a mass rally failed miserably, falling short of crowd size targets and resulting in a personal tragedy for the unsuccessful campaign manager
Donald Trump found his energy in the personal adulation that he receives from friendly crowds, that he interprets as social approval and assurance of electoral success. Meanwhile he provoked doubt on the mail-based electoral process. He also threatened to polling monitors outside of regulations. Trump shows the behavior of a candidate not sure of his prospects.
His skepticism of accepted protocol has substantial following, his hubris refusing to wear a mask. As he admitted himself to the hospital he wore a mask. Now the true believers are shaken and disoriented. President Trump had requested admission to Walter Reed Hospital. His condition is a closely kept secret but we know he is taking experimental drugs. We pray for the best but his colleagues in government and the Republican Party are joining the covid-19 patient list: White House staff, senior congressmen. Many were present at the Rose Garden reception for nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. The names kept trickling in, making the Rose Garden reception live up the moniker Super Spreader Event.
To the international world, the Trump tragedy firmly puts the USA back on the map after being submerged by the turmoil of her domestic politics. The issue now is. Will Trump’s it affect the US Presidency as we know it? If Donald Trump is deemed  by a majority of the cabinet or by himself, power could be shifted to Vice President Mike Pence temporarily or permanently. If Trump remains in power, how will the Presidential Elections turn out? Will we face a Deocratic or will the Republicsn stay in power.
Any of the outcomes promise uncertainty, but none will be a disaster. At least not as disastrous as a furher slide in American political values
All world leaders have expressed their sympathy for Donald Trump, all in diplomatic language. But some express irritation for Trump’s constant lack of respect for the fight against Covid. France’s Prime Minister Gabriel Attack represented this sentiment: “This demonstrates that the virus spares no one, including those who have shown skepticism. I wish him a swift recovery.” swift recovery.”

By: Wimar Witoelar

 

In this last month leading to the presidential election, Donald Trump had behaved like an accident waiting to happen. Covid was destroying any chance of economic success. Unemployment grew at an uncontrollable rate, incomes fell accordingly and Trump’s polling figures plunged, supported only by his rock hard base which drove him to increased dependency. National averages rarely gave the Republicans more than 45%. In a reaction driven by characteristic bravado, Trump sought to strengthen his base instead of broadening his appeal.

 

Eventually as the covid situation grew more difficult and the economy faced hopelessness, he turned away from pragmatic analysis and relied on his self-perceived charisma as he ignored the disastrous public health situation. Science was ignored, common sense was confronted by bravado. He shows no fear for the pandemic threat and not only turns away from conventional protocol, even making fun of people who seriously promote masks and social distancing. His first attempt in Tulsa, Oklahoma to stage a mass rally failed miserably, falling short of crowd size targets and resulting in a personal tragedy for the unsuccessful campaign manager

 

Donald Trump found his energy in the personal adulation that he receives from friendly crowds, that he interprets as social approval and assurance of electoral success. Meanwhile he provoked doubt on the mail-based electoral process. He also threatened to polling monitors outside of regulations. Trump shows the behavior of a candidate not sure of his prospects.

 

His skepticism of accepted protocol has substantial following, his hubris refusing to wear a mask. As he admitted himself to the hospital he wore a mask. Now the true believers are shaken and disoriented. President Trump had requested admission to Walter Reed Hospital. His condition is a closely kept secret but we know he is taking experimental drugs. We pray for the best but his colleagues in government and the Republican Party are joining the covid-19 patient list: White House staff, senior congressmen. Many were present at the Rose Garden reception for nominee to the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. The names kept trickling in, making the Rose Garden reception live up the moniker Super Spreader Event.

 

To the international world, the Trump tragedy firmly puts the USA back on the map after being submerged by the turmoil of her domestic politics. The issue now is. Will Trump’s it affect the US Presidency as we know it? If Donald Trump is deemed  by a majority of the cabinet or by himself, power could be shifted to Vice President Mike Pence temporarily or permanently. If Trump remains in power, how will the Presidential Elections turn out? Will we face a Deocratic or will the Republicsn stay in power. Any of the outcomes promise uncertainty, but none will be a disaster. At least not as disastrous as a furher slide in American political values

 

All world leaders have expressed their sympathy for Donald Trump, all in diplomatic language. But some express irritation for Trump’s constant lack of respect for the fight against Covid. France’s Prime Minister Gabriel Attack represented this sentiment: “This demonstrates that the virus spares no one, including those who have shown skepticism. I wish him a swift recovery.”

 

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