One of Meghan McCain’s favorite moves on The View is to act like she’s some sort of wise political sage because she used to tag along on MY FATHER’s campaigns. You know, the ones where he lost to George W. Bush in the primary, and then in the general election to Barack Obama eight years later. (Fun Fact: Meghan was actually fired from that campaign.) Anyway, my point is Meghan loves to cross her arms and scold her co-hosts that “Trump is gonna win” every time liberals criticize him for the eight billion things he deserves to be criticized for.
Meghan has stopped doing that.
While discussing Trump’s desperate desire to hold public rallies, which he plans on doing very soon and with people jam-packed next to each other because it would look bad if his rallies looked empty — you cannot make this shit up — Meghan targeted the president’s upcoming “business trip” to Arizona, which she sees as a transparent move to remedy the fact that his blatant botching of the pandemic has put even historically conservative states in play.
Via Raw Story:
“Arizona, I never thought I would see this in my entire lifetime, but Arizona has a really real chance of going blue. Right now Astronaut [Mark] Kelly is running against [appointed Sen. Martha] McSally and traditionally Arizona has been red for the past 80 years and we’re seeing with the growth in immigration and just, honestly, changing times. Arizona has always been a really independent state and he’s losing right now.”
McCain thinks that it is more important to Trump to expose his supporters to COVID-19 because he needs to protect himself in these traditionally red states.
“I think it’s a travesty and I think it’s why on election night I may very well be celebrating with you ladies and saying, ‘I never thought I’d see the day.’ But it’s looking more and more like it could really happen,” she said.
As Meghan notes, Trump is very willing to infect his supporters to get that ego boost he’s constantly craving — and shore up his campaign, I guess — so I’m definitely struggling with reveling in the Darwinian implications of that decision because, at the end of the day, this virus does not discriminate. These idiots won’t just infect themselves, but a slew of innocent bystanders, and that kind of mentality is exactly why Trump is flailing. He is an absolute moron who is entirely incapable of grasping the seriousness of an ongoing health crisis, or frankly, any crisis.
To dovetail into Dustin’s post from earlier, this abject failure to lead is why Joe Biden is locking down key states with minimal effort simply by letting Trump be Trump. His incompetence is on full display as the death toll continues to climb, and yet, he continues to lean into shoving people back out into public.
We’re also witnessing the complete collapse of Trump’s tough guy image. In an extremely damning piece for Vanity Fair, which I can’t recommend enough, Gabriel Sherman details how Trump has basically allowed Jared Kushner to operate as a shadow president, which has only resulted in the Prince of Pricks acting like a petty little tyrant who’s just as brain-dead and vindictive as Trump. Even worse, the president is apparently getting slapped around by Republican governors who have no qualms telling him to eat a dick.
Look at this shit:
Florida was a test case of his magical thinking about the novel coronavirus: That it was temporary, that warm weather would make it disappear. But eight Florida residents had already died from COVID-19 and more than 400 had been diagnosed. “Given the elderly population, if that took off, it would be a nightmare,” a person close to Trump told me. At an adviser’s urging, Trump called DeSantis to tell him to shut down the beaches.
“Ron, what are you doing down there?” Trump said, according to a person briefed on the call.
“I can’t ban people from going on the beach,” DeSantis snapped, surprising Trump.
“These pictures look really bad to the rest of the country,” Trump said.
“Listen, we’re doing it the right way,” DeSantis said.
DeSantis’s intransigence backed Trump into a corner. The 41-year-old governor was a Trump protégé and a crucial ally in a must-win state. “Trump is worried about Florida, electorally,” said a Republican who spoke with Trump around this time. Trump did something he rarely does: He caved. He told DeSantis the beaches could stay open.
“I understand what you’re saying,” Trump said, and hung up.
I want to print that out and tattoo it to the forehead of every moron who crowed about how Trump is going to be the strong man president who will “finally let America kick some ass” instead of apologizing to the world “like that pussy Obama.”
Your boy folded like a chump. Heard a few words he didn’t like and scurried right under his desk. Good luck with that in November. — Actually, I shouldn’t jinx anything because I keep forgetting what country I’m in, and he could easily still win. Goddammit.
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