The polls seem to be saying so. 50% approval for Biden and 36% for Trump. Of course the polls also showed a Hillary victory.
And then you have all those wealthy, powerful, influential big-business operators who may not love Trump but do love his tax cuts and deregulation and will spend their money on the devil they know will take care of their bottom line.
However, Trump seems to have lost hold of the reins of government. He’s started governing by executive order because he can’t get things through Congress. That will sour a lot of his supporters both wealthy and in poverty because the courts are no longer giving him a free ride. He’s been slapped down for diverting billions from Defense to build sections of his border wall with Mexico. So much for “Mexico will pay for it.” Americans will have to pay forward — and back-pay as well
His not-well-thought-out play for better relations with North Korea went totally off script. Al Assad ended up in control of Syria, mainly because Trump said he did not like the Kurds and that they just stood around while we did the bombing. Russia’s totally ensconsed in Syria now and able to hook up that country with Iran — another client state.
Now he wants the Supreme Court to toss out Obamacare. His own base depends on Obamacare for affordable medical services and coverage for their children through early adulthood. They may not love it theoretically because it is a form of national healthcare, but without it they cannot afford what insurance companies charge in a open market with no controls.
He has not brought back coal or coal jobs.
His former national security adviser has dissed him in a new book, and next month his niece’s book calls him The World’s Most Dangerous Man.
Oh, and the Covid-19 infections and deaths are piling up while he says no problem, I’ve got this all under control and without a mask.
Okay, so I don’t like the man or his policies. But I could live with both (I survived G.W.) if I didn’t see him fumbling about for meaningful governance. If only he had made a great bringing-us-together speech at Tulsa. But he’s no Lincoln at Gettysburg. My wife always points out that Abe read everything he could get his hands on so he could better understand Americans and their hopes and dreams.
Inside people say Trump isn’t much for reading. He watches TV.
Remember Chance Gardiner (Peter Sellers) in the movie Being There?
“I like to watch.”