President Donald Trump has unveiled his plan to win his second term in office during his visit to Michigan.
CNN reports that Trump’s debasing of fact, divide-and-rule tactics and endless quest for new political enemies may be disastrous in a pandemic.
But such behavior, combined with the promise of an American comeback, still adds up to a formidable electoral arsenal.
The President gave every impression Thursday of battling for his political life during a visit to Michigan, a state that crystallizes the themes of his bid for a second term and that could be decisive in his clash with Democrat Joe Biden.
It was his most explicit display yet of his plans to beat treacherous pandemic politics and criticism of his leadership in pursuit of an even more logic-busting victory than in 2016.
His day laid bare the strategy of once again become the voice of “forgotten Americans,” who are now facing the worst economic blight in nearly a century.
By refusing to wear a facemask on camera, Trump signaled to his core supporters that he stands with their demands to get the country back to normal, despite his public health officials’ warnings about a possible return of coronavirus.
Trump primarily used the trip to present himself as the champion of an economic reawakening and of millions of Americans who lost jobs, portraying Democrats as adding to the desperation of shut-out workers.
Trump who made an implicit statement discounting arguments of critics who say it’s not yet safe to reopen said,
“A permanent lockdown is not a strategy for a healthy state or a healthy country. To protect the health of our people we must have a functioning economy.”