Donald Trump does not know how to lead. He does know how to bully, how to misuse the nation’s military, and attack his perceived enemies. Trump knows how to do photo ops, treat the presidency like a reality show, and mislead the public. He confuses those with strength and courage.
POTUS’ presumed Democratic contender this fall, former Vice President Joe Biden understands real leadership. He called out Trump for his failings and told the country what has been missing in this presidency. Then, Biden called on the country to come together and understood “the pain and deep grief” of people who have had “a knee on their neck for a long time:”
‘A country is crying out for leadership. Leadership that can unite us, leadership that brings us together, leadership that can recognize the pain and deep grief of communities that have had a knee on their neck for a long time.’
Donald Trump has created or enhanced multiple serious issues for the United States: 107,000 Americans dead in the coronavirus pandemic with thousands more to come, 20 percent unemployment, and protests in all of the nation’s major cities.
Protesters against police violence in black communities were set off by the homicide for George Floyd. The murder was caused by local police caught on camera compressing his neck and back.
Biden has become more active, filling the presidential role Trump has left vacant. According to CNN, he said it is:
‘[T]ime for us to take a hard look at the uncomfortable truths.’
After another night of protests where some turned violent, Biden issued a late-night Sunday:
‘Protesting such brutality is right and necessary. It’s an utterly American response. But burning down communities and needless destruction is not.’
Trump has tweeted about “looting leads to shooting,” “vicious dogs,” and “ominous weapons.”
The president wants the Republican National Convention to occur as planned in August. This in spite of the danger of the coronavirus pandemic which he must believe he can wish away. North Carolina was not having it, CNN reported:
‘The North Carolina Department of Health responded by asking if that was still the RNC’s intention, and saying that the onus is on convention organizers to come up with a more comprehensive plan to keep attendees safe — including social distancing and face coverings.’
Trump has the advantage of his presidency to travel to quasi-campaign events. His campaign is moving at full bore in Texas and New Jersey. Next month, it is all about fundraising in Dallas TX and at his Bedminster, NJ golf resort. The price of a ticket is a cool $250,000.
Maryland, Montana, and Rhode Island will vote-by-mail for their presidential primaries. The states that were interrupted by the pandemic and still have primaries are:
‘Pennsylvania, New Mexico, Maryland, Indiana, Montana, South Dakota, Rhode Island and Washington, DC.’
The vice president has not yet chosen his vice president, but he has promised to select a woman. After the protests, he may feel pressure to choose a black woman. Some of his options are the former first female Orlando Chief of Police Representative Val Demings (D-FL), near-winner of the Florida governorship and voter rights advocate Stacey Abrams, and former California Attorney General Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).
House Majority Whip Representative Jim Clyburn (D-SC) said:
‘We are all victims sometimes of timing and some of us benefit tremendously from timing. This is very tough timing for Amy Klobuchar. … The timing is tough.’
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