Hairyducked Idiot wrote:If you guys are mad now, wait until you find out that Trump comes out of the entire pandemic with a political tie at worst because the worst-case scenarios that needed to be broadcast to force him to react also give him an extremely easy bar to pass under and declare victory.
It's going to be very bad in rural America due to the simple fact that they have listened to him are just now being visited by the virus. With lower population densities the numbers won't be huge but the fractional numbers in smaller communities will be. A small church in Auburn who continued to have services had over half the congregation come down with the virus. I expect that will be a trend as we move forward.
I honestly do not see any way he can win. He's already lost the suburbs.
Trump supporters have a warped mind that can only look at things through Trump colored lenses. The logic they will follow is:
-The outbreak was inevitable
-Trump stopped travel from China early proving he was taking steps to prevent the outbreak
-When the outbreak occurred, Trump was doing things like trying to push untested drugs through all the red tape to make it available to the people, among various other things that he did.
-Trump understood the balance of fighting this pandemic and the economy, pushed for a stimulus, tried to be cautiously aggressive in reopening the country
-The outbreak is over, he saved us! (in November when hopefully the numbers have dropped dramatically)
They will ignore all the evidence you throw at them that prove Trump did an awful job and caused thousands of unnecessary deaths with his reckless rhetoric and inaction.
I think you underestimate how wrapped around Trump's finger these people are. They will distort truth however they want to fit into the narrative they choose to believe. Almost anything that's negative about Trump is 'fake news', etc. He's crafted a well oiled machine of supporters, probably by accident, but powerful none-the-less.
Now I agree there are swing voters who see through Trump's BS and those swing voters may decide the election. Hopefully enough of them can see the light before November. But it's not going to be because a strong Democratic candidate won them over, it will only be because they believe Trump failed them.