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Trump Tries To Claw Back Control As Coronavirus Pandemic Threatens His Re-election

President Donald Trump is moving to repair a damaging media narrative as coronavirus infections spiral back out of control just over 100 days before November’s general election. Trump, whose poll numbers have suffered as he has been hammered for the administration’s stammering response, is setting in motion a new White House communications effort focused on the pandemic and seeking to shift attention to crime in major American cities.

Read Here – Politico

Trump’s Campaign Team Tries To Steady Operation After Messy Shakeup

President Donald Trump’s outgoing campaign manager and his successor gathered staffers at the Trump campaign’s Arlington, Va., headquarters Thursday morning for a “pass the torch” ceremony, after Trump abruptly replaced Brad Parscale with Bill Stepien atop his reelection effort Wednesday night.

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How Trump’s Crowd Obsession Could Bite Him Back

It is Donald Trump’s worst nightmare: giving his acceptance speech in front of a half-empty arena, facing an audience whose faces are covered in masks, muffling their cheers and chants. But it is exactly what he may be facing if last month’s edict from authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, mandating masks for all indoor gatherings remains in effect through late August.

Read Here – Politico

Much Of US Scales Back On Holiday, But Trump Plans To Go Big

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As coronavirus cases spike, public health officials are pleading with Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations, but subdued is not President Donald Trump’s style, and he aimed to go big, promising a “special evening” in Washington that could bring tens of thousands to the National Mall.

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The Messiah of Mar-a-Lago

The US was a tinderbox of racism, inequality, and broken politics well before Donald Trump entered the White House, but he lit the match and added fuel. Unless Americans vote him out in November, putting out the fires – and repairing the national and international damage – may well become impossible.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

The Generals Are Turning On Trump

President Donald Trump’s fraught relations with senior military officers ratcheted up another notch as Gen. Mark Milley, the top U.S. general, formally apologized for appearing in Trump’s June 1 photo-op at St. John’s Episcopal Church after police and National Guard officers fired rubber bullets and tear gas to clear protesters from nearby Lafayette Square, across from the White House.

Read Here – Slate

There Can Be No Compromise In The Trump Vs. Twitter Beef

If ever there was a thought that the social networks could finesse their way through the question of whether and when to block hateful, damaging content, that has now been extinguished. Trump’s online presence has led to its demise. To act, or not to act, is to pick a side in a political battle.

Read Here – Wired

Trump Takes His War On Masks To New Lows

President Donald Trump’s use of the bully pulpit to defy his own government’s advice on face coverings has turned into the era’s latest ideologically motivated assault on science and civility. His noncompliance is a symbol of his refusal to adopt the customary codes of the presidency during a crisis and his habit of turning even a dire national moment to political advantage.

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Why Joe Biden Should Fear Donald Trump

Trump remains the unpredictable force that he has been since he began running for the presidency. Trump’s presidency could be destroyed by the pandemic if it continues to rage and the economy remains stagnant or worse. But Trump has shown that he is the ultimate political survivor. Biden should beware.

Read Here – The National Interest

Donald Trump’s Lifelong Obsession With Comebacks

That Trump—in the throes of the worst public health crisis in more than a century and the most devastating economic downturn since the Great Depression—is writing rosy history long before it has actually happened might seem audacious… But this is a page from a playbook Trump has used many times before.

Read Here – Politico

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