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One month out, battered Trump campaign faces big challenges

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By JONATHAN LEMIRE and STEVE PEOPLES

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With any luck, we’ll be rid of this stain on our country by January of next year. I find it hard to believe that the decent conservatives who were willfully ignorant of Trump’s repugnance and incompetence in 2016 will vote for him again. Then again, never underestimate the power of stupidity.

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GAME OVER.

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Trump, his R's, their billionaire faction and other corporate backers must be feeling desperate watching as Trump's fully exposed in so many scandals, as he's tangled in all the webs he's woven.

The 'elite' backing Trump have had it better under his reign than any time in modern history. Desperate times can bring about desperate actions.

It's worrying Trump and his faction of nabobs might do a wag-the-dog. Another military invasion? A distraction ala the 1999 Russian apartment bombings?

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Think the line where they say his ability to spread disinformation remains formidable, sums him up.

A snake oil salesman if ever there was.

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All these articles today seem designed to convince liberals that what they hope is true actually is.

well, it’s not. Just like your Biden winning by 14 points poll that was sampled as dems as +11.

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A chaotic four years is ending in an even more extraordinary unruly fashion that we expected.

The Trump supporters on this site are no doubt about to unleash their predictions of a Trump landslide, however more unlikely it looks.

I'm not writing Trump off though - he is a formidable campaigner and effective at exploiting the poorly educated, as well as some of the well educated.

He will use his recovery from COVID-19 as a campaigning point, but it really looks like that this will bring home the message that the emperor has no clothes. His bravado over COVID-19 has come to bite him on the ass.

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A narcissistic sociopath. A liar. Criminally negligent. Putting his security team at risk for a photo op.

There is no reason to believe anything he or his team says.

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America finds itself in another "fine mess" thanks to the elevation of a duplicitous sociopath to the presidency. Thankfully, we can now see light at the end of this long, dark four-year tunnel when in the new year we will suddenly wake up from the nightmare on Pennsylvania Avenue and then set to work to wrap up the pandemic.

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Remember when we found out he was a tax cheat? That was a week ago......

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Trump supporters are at their final and increasingly desperate stage, throwing in the towel recognizing their Trump is politically finito.

Once again the several few remaining are doing another of their many versions of Monty Python's Black Knight, once again imaging 'liberals' and something they call 'the media' among other demons haunting them.

Not one of them able to defend their Trump and his failed 'war' against Covid45, not one able to explain why Trump's failed economy has so severely harmed Main Street while their Wall Street backers get richer.

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keep trying to convince yourself of this, its cute.

Trump supporters are at their final and increasingly desperate stage, throwing in the towel recognizing their Trump is politically finito.

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well, it’s not. Just like your Biden winning by 14 points poll that was sampled as dems as +11.

I literally have no idea what you're talking about.

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The WSJ has a poll out that has Biden doubling his lead to 14. 538 rates the poll A-. So it's a reliable poll no matter what "some" people say.

In spite of the spin, the basic narrative is pretty simple: A narcissistic sociopath went on tv and ranged incoherently for 90 min., mocked masks, now has corona.

The vast majority the public is repulsed by his behavior. They (we) are going to rid ourselves of his presence.

Chaney's heart doctor is on CNN now saying he should be 25th because her not thinking clearly(if he ever was).

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Things aren't looking good for Trump. Not impossible, but not probable.

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As depressing as this article is, it's actually giving Trump too much hope - his campaign is not battered, it's OVER...

Trump just gave the most clear and compelling evidence of his failure and incompetence in responding to the pandemic - he holds a ceremony, violates every protocol from his own CDC, and it turns into a super-spreader event that infect himself, his wife, and 12 other people...

He's done, finished, over....the American public won't vote for anyone that is this careless and incompetent...

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This whole COVID-19 schtik may well be intended as an excuse for his inevitable loss at the polls. When he loses, he'll claim that he was infected by the Biden campaign, BLM or "antifa"... Meanwhile, his tax avoidance is out of the headlines.

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In his propaganda pics, he’s signing a piece of paper. It’s blank. I feel a metaphor coming on....

Its over. he’s done. The GOP Senate too.

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The events of late bring new meaning to the expression 'China is in his head'.

If he kicks the bucket, some of us will feel cheated. We want to see him lose the election, hand over the presidency to Biden, dragged out of the WH by the military and then thrown in jail. Then, the rest of the klan taken to court too.

There are delusional liars out there. But it takes a special country to have so many of them to propel one of them to the presidency with double digit popularity.

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The latest NBC/WSJ poll has Biden up 14 points over Trump. And this is before Kamala Harris crushes Pence at the debate Wednesday. Trump is toast!

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Oh the poll that says there are 46% Dems and only 35% Repubs in the voting pool?

The same poll that claims trump approval at 43% but strangely says only 39% will vote for him?

The same poll that said Hillary was up by 14 points in 2016 and whose last poll had her winning by 6%? that poll?

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The actual polls that are a more realistic D+4 have Biden up by 3 points nationally. not 14.

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Oh the poll that says there are 46% Dems and only 35% Repubs in the voting pool?

The same poll that claims trump approval at 43% but strangely says only 39% will vote for him?

The same poll that said Hillary was up by 14 points in 2016 and whose last poll had her winning by 6%? that poll?

Serrano would disagree with you. I was quoting him.

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I’ve always thought republicans tend to vote against their own self interests. Probably because most of the party is comprised of white uneducated rednecks but I’m really starting to miss George W. At least he was able to speak, relatively, coherent sentences and actually had a plan, even though I didn’t agree with his policies

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Heck, Cheney would make a better president. That’s how low the American bar has been set. Sad.

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The latest NBC/WSJ poll has Biden up 14 points over Trump. And this is before Kamala Harris crushes Pence at the debate Wednesday. Trump is toast!

I couldn’t agree more Serrano! Thumbs up!

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somebody missed /sarcasm.

so how about that 11% more Dems than Repubs? Do you think that is actually true that the turnout for Joe Biden will be that level of historic?

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somebody missed /sarcasm.

You know that isn’t the case.

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If Biden wins every state that is strongly blue or leans blue he gets 269 EC votes. That means he needs to win ONE of the following states. FL, GA, OH, NC, WI, MI, MN or PA. Win any of these, and Biden is POTUS.

According to 538, Biden is leading EVERY ONE OF THESE STATES, and while the margin is small in FL and NC, it is consistent. AND OH & GA poll of polls flipped from Trump to Biden in the last 7 days

This election is trending towards a blow-out An extinction-level event for the GOP

It’s over, Trump is toast. Burnt toast at that. THE main issue is Covid and his incompetent handling of it.

The ad writes itself!

”Donald Trump couldn’t even keep himself safe. Can you really trust your family’s safety with him?”

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No path to 270 for Trump!

we heard this last time.

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No path to 270 for Trump!

we heard this last time.

No we didn’t.

Let’s stick to reality please.

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The next time, if there is a next time, Biden should ask Trump:

"Tell me, what do you think about wearing face masks now?"

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The Coronavirus is back on the front of the stage again where it belongs, and had Trump played his cards correctly at the beginning of March, he could have whipped this dirty virus and been the hero rather than the villain, except among his base. However, he mishandled the crisis badly because he was too stupid and impatient. He failed miserably as president to do what he was hired to do first and foremost, which was to defend the American people who hired him, but he didn't. Trump just sat back and let the American people get clobbered by an invisible enemy. He deserves to lost in November.

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