Whenever Trump is in trouble, he looks for someone to blame. For instance, the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States became the fault of China, Wuhan, the CDC, the World Health Organization, and Barack Obama. After Trump’s latest poll numbers were released, he immediately began blaming the media.
In an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, Joe Biden reached a number that 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was never able to reach at almost 50 percent. Trump’s poll numbers have him at 42 percent.
An average of all polls by 270towin.com shows the same results, with Biden hovering just under 50 percent and Trump at 42 percent, down by nearly eight points. Even more devastating to the Trump campaign is that his poll numbers trail behind Biden’s in a number of swing states, including Florida, Arizona, North Carolina, and Michigan.
However, this is not the fault of the media. Right now, with five months to go before the election, the country is experiencing its worst pandemic since 1917, the highest unemployment rate since 1929, and the most civil unrest since the 1960s. Trump is directly responsible for some of that and handled the rest badly after they happened. He had peaceful protesters exercising their right to protest shot with tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the way for a photo-op. He’s become more and more unhinged, even retweeting a video of a man saying “the only good Democrat is a dead Democrat.”
At this point, even Trump’s own party doesn’t want to endorse him. Groups like the Lincoln Project, who issued the ad in the video above, and well-known names in the GOP, including Mitt Romney and the Bush family, are not expected to endorse him. Colin Powell refused to do so publicly on Sunday.
None of that is the media’s fault, it’s Trump’s. Twitter was there to remind the president of this during his whine-fest. See some of their comments below:
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