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Washington Post (June 5)

2020/ 06/ 06 by jd in Global News

“The Republican Party is full of people with no delusions about what an abominable president Trump is, but who see abandoning him as career suicide.” But a flood of defections may be nearing as they look for “a tipping point in their state or district when continuing to support Trump will become more politically risky than abandoning him. For some it may come fairly soon, since his disastrous failure to control the pandemic has now been followed by a widely condemned reaction to the protests against police brutality.”


Bloomberg (June 3)

2020/ 06/ 06 by jd in Global News

“A more comprehensive abdication of leadership could scarcely be imagined. America has now lost more than 105,000 people to a still-uncontrolled virus. Some 40 million are out of work, with the economy in free fall. From coast to coast, cities are burning, protests raging and chaos…. And what is the president of the United States doing amid all this? Tweeting, mostly.”