White House advisors tired of Trump’s “woe is me” attitudePosted by Catherine Reed / July 12, 2020
A real leader bravely faces hardship, without complaint and without shirking responsibility. Unfortunately, Trump does not do anything of the sort. Instead, according to a new report, aides have to brace themselves for a “woe is me” monologue whenever more bad news happens.
In the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, Trump dismissed the protestors from around the nation saying that they’re not his voters. He’s doing the bare minimum to appease the protestors, like postponing his planned Juneteenth rally, but these comments show that all he cares about is getting reelected, even if that comes at dividing the nation.
Think about the series of surprise rallies Trump just announced. Anyone who wants to go has to sign a document waiving their right to sue if they get COVID. Those waivers are definitely necessary since COVID-19 is on the rise in the United States again.
Politically, it’s very stupid for Trump to spend so much time and energy on these rallies. Without a more diverse coalition, the GOP will lose the Senate in 2020. Also, consider the fact that Trump is bringing groups of supporters together in close, indoor quarters where they’re more likely to get COVID. If even a small percentage of rally-goers get the ‘rona, they’re bound to lose steam in the support of Trump.
And the thing is, the waivers show that Trump just doesn’t care. He knows that there is a risk, but he’s so focused on whipping up his base to vote for him. He should be trying to bring the nation together in this time of turmoil.