It isn’t a secret…Trump has been limping into the campaign season. Some of this has nothing to do with his strategy or prowess. The virus tipped everything upside down and no matter what direction America chose to combat the virus, it still would have thrown up a huge roadblock for the President’s reelection campaign.
However, some of it has been of his own making. Hindsight is 20/20 and looking back, Trump really shot himself in the foot with the huge reaction to COVID at the federal level. He never should have suggested closing anything but the borders. It’s safe to say he was just doing what people always accuse him of being incapable of doing…listening to his advisors. Regardless, the buck stops at the top and Trump has had to deal with the fallout of that misstep ever since.
There have been some verbal bungles and an ill-advised interview with a hostile journalist that was never going to be anything but rude and leading. And then of course there is the tweeting. I’ve never been of the mind that Trump should stop tweeting. He is who he is. It is silly to expect him to be anyone other than who people voted for. However, as of late some of his tweets have been genuinely eye-roll inducing. Typically I’m one to simply laugh. These days I find myself cringing, thinking he is often doing himself no favors on social media.