When He Called Far
Remember Charlottesville? The white supremacist rally where counter protestor Heather Heyer was killed after a member of the far-right drove a car into her. Well according to Trump, there were very fine people on both sides of that protest. One side was made up of Neo-Nazis and white supremacists. The other wasnt.
Social Emotions Distort The Data
Obviously untruthful responses in polls skew the data, leading to inaccurate predictions. The numbers the pollsters obtained for some undecided voters and some committed Clinton voters appears to have been false dataaccepted as correct, but in actually not. Peoples embarrassment, shame and fear about showing support for Trump, especially if driven by misogyny, racism or xenophobia, made them lie in the polls and distorted the data.
It is tough to check if this hypothesis is truedoes one call the people who said they were undecided and now ask them if they were actually committed to Trump at that time? After Trumps win, they may not face the same societal pressureswould they now answer truthfully?
The next time around, pollsters may need to try harder to account for human psychology. Embarrassment, social desirability and fear of social stigma all have their role in human behavior during elections and can distort results if not acknowledged.
When He Ignored Evidence Of Michael Flynns Meetings With Russia
One of the highest-profile falls from grace of Trumps administration was Michael Flynn. Formerly Trumps national security advisor, Flynn now faces criminal charges for accusations that he lied about contact with Russia before being appointed to the role.
But Trump was apparently warned about Flynn weeks before the adviser was forced to resign and only told vice president Mike Pence about the allegations facing Flynn when a Washington Post exposé on the matter the next day.
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Why Donald Trump Is Republicans’ Worst Nightmare In 2024
Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
Earlier this week, amid a rambling attack on the validity of the 2020 election, former President Donald Trump said this: “Interesting that today a poll came out indicating I’m far in the lead for the Republican Presidential Primary and the General Election in 2024.”
“Trump is confiding in allies that he intends to run again in 2024 with one contingency: that he still has a good bill of health, according to two sources close to the former president. That means Trump is going to hang over the Republican Party despite its attempts to rebrand during his exile and its blockade of a Trump-centric investigation into January’s insurrection.”“Manhattan prosecutors pursuing a criminal case against former President Donald Trump, his company and its executives have told at least one witness to prepare for grand jury testimony, according to a person familiar with the matter — a signal that the lengthy investigation is moving into an advanced stage.”
Trump Is Trying To Stop People From Seeing This Ad On His Response To Coronavirus
Lawyers have sent cease and desist letters to stop stations from airing the video, which edits together Trumps statements downplaying the crisis
A Biden Super Pac has released an advert which Trump is fighting with cease and desist letters. And its about his response to the coronavirus.
The video juxtaposes a number of Trumps statements underplaying the seriousness of the pandemic next to a chart showing the rising number of US cases of Covid-19. At the end of the clip, Trump can be heard refusing to take responsibility for lack of testing in the US , before the texts appears: America needs a leader we can trust.
Trump refused to take the threat of the coronavirus seriously, now he wont take responsibility as his administration has been totally unprepared for this crisis.
Trumps lawyers have now sent a cease and desist letter to television broadcast stations across the country to stop airing the ad created by Priorities USA, a Democratic Super Pac.
In particular, his lawyers take issue with one of the edits to a speech made by Trump at a rally in South Carolina. The edited video has Trump saying: Coronavirus. This is their new hoax, whereas, during the actual speech Trump also referred to the impeachment inquiry and the investigation into Russian interference in the US elections as hoaxes. A full excerpt from the speech is detailed in the cease and desist letter, and is as follows :
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When He Nominated A Climate Change Sceptic To Chair The Committee Advising The White House On Environmental Policy
We cant say that Donald Trump doesnt take climate change seriously but we can say that he withdrew from global commitments to tackle the issue, once tweeted about needing a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming!, and nominated climate change sceptic Kathleen Hartnett White to be his top environmental advisor.
So, you do the math.
Tried To Launch A ‘voter Fraud Hotline’ That Was Flooded By Prank Calls
After he lost the election to Joe Biden, Trump did everything in his power to try and overturn the results. One of his efforts included launching a ‘voter fraud hotline’ where Trump supporters could call in and report anything suspicious they had seen at polling stations. This didn’t result in any substantial evidence being brought forward but did see it inundated with some very funny prank calls.
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When He Suggested Vaccines Cause Autism
While on the campaign trail, Trump met with anti-vaxxers, including Andrew Wakefield whose now-disproved study into the MMR vaccine and autism helped renew an anti-vaccine movement in 1998.
This followed over 20 occasions where Trump tweeted about links between vaccines and autism, for which there is no evidence.
Once elected, Trump had plans to establish an advisory commission to look at federal vaccine policies, reportedly because he had some doubts and questions.
Anonymity Allows For True Intentions
This hidden prejudice, and the social stigmas attached to it, may have been one leading cause of the bad predictions for white college graduates, and for those who were undecided. Support for Clinton may have been exaggerated among both the undecided and even those who declared theyd vote for her.
This phenomenon is similar to what pollsters call the Bradley effect. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, an African-American, lost the 1982 California governors race, despite leading in pre-election polls. Pollsters suspect that in races between a white and a nonwhite candidate, some voters who intend to vote for the white candidate tell pollsters theyre undecided or that they intend to vote for the nonwhite candidate. This happens because of social desirabilityone wants to appear to do what is the socially correct thing to do.
This logic is corroborated in different ways. At the end of the summer, FiveThirtyEight identified that Clintons lead over Trump was wider in telephone surveys but couldnt be sure why.
The USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll was an outlier among other polls, consistently placing Trump in the lead. It relied on an ongoing internet survey. As an LA Times reporter put it on election night:
The feeling of anonymity offered by online, as opposed to phone, interviews allows for more honest revelation of a Trump vote. One less easily imagines someone judging them for violating the social norm.
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When He Retweeted Anti
Trumps busy fingers on social media often displays that he doesn’t really think or check things before he shares them on his official account, which is a worrying thing to consider when you are talking about the US president.
Perhaps the most disturbing thing that Trump has ever shared on his timeline was a series of Islamophobic tweets from the deputy leader of the far-right group Britain First back in November 2017.
Trump did later apologise for sharing the tweets, telling Piers Morgan in a television interview that he knew nothing of the group beforehand, adding:
If you are telling me they’re horrible people, horrible, racist people, I would certainly apologise if you’d like me to do that.
Ways In 100 Days That Trump Has Hurt Americans
After months of campaign promises to help ordinary Americans, President Donald Trumps first 100 days have revealed that his true policy priorities are benefitting corporations and the wealthiest few at the expense of everyone else. His actions and those of his administration have been characterized by broken promises, gross conflicts of interest, and a stark erosion of transparency, ethics, and other democratic norms. As a candidate, Trump promised the American people that we were going to win so much, be sick and tired of winning. But it is not the American people who have been winningit is Wall Street, private prisons, the oil industry, and Trumps own family. A recent Gallup poll found that a majority of Americans now believe that President Trump does not keep his promises and is unable to effectively manage the government.
In response to the 100-day marka first waypoint for measuring the progress and tone of a new administration since President Franklin D. Rooseveltthe Center for American Progress has compiled a list of the top 100 ways that the Trump administration has hurt Americans.
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When He Tweeted That The Fbi Had Failed To Capture The Parkland School Shooter Because They Were Spending Too Much Time On Russia
Trumps failure to tackle gun violence in the US is almost as bad as his inability to accept responsibility for anything and point the finger elsewhere.
In the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting in Florida in February 2018, Trump attempted to blame the FBI for the massacre, claiming that they were spending too much time investigating his alleged collusion with Russia.
At a time when his people needed him the most, he opted to look the other way. Shameless.
Failure: The Us Economy
Trump often took credit for the robust US economy before the pandemic, ignoring that much of the growth began during the Obama administration.
The US faced one of the worst economic crises in its history under Trump, which was intrinsically linked to his disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus lockdowns in early 2020 and reduced consumer spending led to tens of millions of job losses as whole segments of the economy sputtered. The economy has since begun adding back jobs, but is far from a full recovery as the US struggles to contain the coronavirus and Biden takes over.
As Trump left office, the US national debt was at the highest levels since World War II. And US economic growth was set to average just above 0% for Trump’s first term because of the pandemic recession, according to The Washington Post.
Though the economy is still far from recovered, Trump also failed to bring Congress together to pass a second coronavirus stimulus package prior to Election Day as Americans across the country struggled to cover rent and other bills. The GOP-controlled Senate instead prioritized confirming Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, essentially placing the economy and the livelihoods of Americans on the back-burner.
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