Donald Trump is to fight the last war when the enemy is different. He hopes reviving the Hunter Biden/Ukraine issue, painting Biden just as flawed a character as he is, voters will forget their personal struggles with COVID 19 and the blame Trump is getting for a bungling response to the pandemic.
Congratulations to the Trump folks. With their tactics of false equivalencies, many who have otherwise good head on their shoulders have fallen for the old political trope: the choice is between two of equal evils. ...Biden is a sex fiend just like Trump (give me a break; one questionable incident 30 years ago equals Trump's lifetime of p grabbing, boasting about it, and porn star promos and twenty accusing him of rape or near-rape) and Biden is corrupt, just like Trump (Biden was one of the poorest persons in the Senate and has never declared bankruptcy, blown an inheritance, or rewarded cronies with favorable treatment not extended to others). and just like Trump, he lies( that one is beyond swallowing. I am trying to even come up with a comparative figure of anything that has been documented.)
Good judgment, moral, and truth-telling character, and government experience, are Joe Biden's greatest strengths and Trump's greatest vulnerabilities. Donald Trump's tactics have been to tarnish Biden's character. Both Trump and Biden have records well documented in tweets, court documents, and media file clips. Critical subjects range from COVID- 19, Ukraine, Russian interference in 2016, and womanizing. Their words and deeds can easily come back to haunt them in this presidential election cycle. A good comparison of the judgment factor is the difference between how Biden would have approached the COVID-19 threat and how Trump has acted and spoke and tweeted on record. In a January 27 op-ed in USA Today Joe Biden warned about the coming COVID -19 and outlined a plan to combat it based upon his experience with the successful response to Ebola, a response at the time which Donald Trump ridiculed. In late January, Trump was in denial in spite of every federal agency, including his own intelligence agencies, flying red flags.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/how-many-warnings-did-trump-ignore/610846/?fbclid=IwAR1a6Jz8FBaLKSy-gUvNehQzYWD5xayd3XfY2h2H9llTZvaQZseOgdzERDc In February, Trump did nothing. In early March Trump was spreading his ignorance and his mouthpiece at FOX was his megaphone with his supporting talkers claiming this was a media-generated hoax, no worse than the flu, and it would be over by Easter. Here is Biden's op-ed that ran in USA Today at the end of January. Read it and weep and think of the lives that could have been saved and maybe even businesses and jobs, as well, had Biden been president instead of Donald Trump.
Biden's opponents inferred he had dementia; and Trump overtly calls him senile. It is Trump's modus. When he is accused of being a champion liar with a long list of documented lies, he attacked Hillary as a liar. It worked and destroyed a great degree of public trust in her. : When his cognitive ability is questioned, then attack his opponent with cognitive problems.He has had a hard time living down is former Secretary of State, attempting to brief him, and in leaving the briefing called Trump a "f....g moron".. His calling Biden senile was a diagnosis without any medical professional verification and it is dirty pool. Biden's speech was stumbling at times, as he searched for words and he had a history of gaffes. "Sleepy Joe "braggart -over- the -top -demagogue-in chief Trump called him. Those who understood that Joe had struggled with stuttering his entire life knew he still was fighting it. What is a concern is his lack of vitality as he sticks to teleprompters and scripts. He is best once he goes off script with passion on a subject that especially important to him or to counter punch an attack. Being overly scripted by his aids has its disadvantages. As he recently went off script on a racial matter show the advantages of being scripted. Frankly, the spicey, quick retort Joe can come up wth zingers, too, and it is the quick on the feet Joe that gets him into trouble but shows his wit is ever sharp.
On the other hand, Donald Trump just as well could have dementia because he cannot comprehend even less than a written page of bullet points on national security interests, dozes off in presentations, forgets or ignores what he said the day before, frequently reverses or says the opposite of what he had recently ordered, or failed to grasp or understand details about the issue at hand. Some of these are also dysfunctional personality traits of narcissism, never admitting he was ever wrong, or inconvenient truth denial, and questionable judgment. Bringing up the taking disinfectants and UV lights personally internally in a stream of conscious questioning on live TV was an unfortunate public display of ignorance and common sense more worthy of a low IQ teenager. Ronald Reagan in his latter days as president was suspected of having early onset of Alzheimer's, yet he still showed enough grasp of reality to still govern competently. Reagan in his worst days was more competent than Trump in his best days.
Those FOX crew, fixated by Tara Reade, now ask the question: Shouldn't Biden drop out because of Tara Reade? Trump should have resigned a minimum of 16 times when he was a candidate for every accuser. He should have quit when the p grabbing boasting ape came out and he was a candidate. In truth, he did not. In truth voters still voted for him. He got caught, was an unindicted person X, paying off Stormy Daniels and a playboy bunny as his personal attorney took the fall and is sitting in prison covering up for him. In truth, voters do not care that much if other issues are more important.
Also on racism, FOX and Trump's minions are attempting to make Biden an equivalent racist as Trump:
that FOX, the platform for the President's racism and amplifiers of him, all of a sudden were pointing fingers at Biden, with a sudden conversion by its pundits as a defender of civil rights. The President is one who calls torch-carrying white nationalists waiving symbols of the KKK and neo-nazism " very fine people", led public opinion that Obama was born in Kenya so he was not a legitimate president, and kept expressing his belief five young black men were guilty of the murder of a young white woman even after they were exonerated by DNA evidence,. Years before he got into legal trouble earlier for discriminatory policies in his rental properties. The message FOX promoted was that Trump was no more a racist than Joe Biden. It is a monumental false equivalency. Biden apologized for the comment when he realized how the joke was interpreted. Yes, he has over the years evolved to become even more a defender of anti-racist public policy, including revising and addressing the unintended consequences of a crime bill he had supported., President Trump has not evolved,. He can directly attribute his rise to political prominence resulting in his election on his advocacy birtherism and the guilt of the Central Park Five. He never believes he is wrong and never apologizes for it, and his attitudes to minorities never evolved. unlike Joe Biden..
A message to those who felt the Bern and still are: