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Friday, June 05, 2020

U.S. President Donald Trump met with his top campaign advisers on Thursday, officials said, amid polls showing his tumbling prospects for re-election as the U.S. economy suffers from a global pandemic and protesters gather in cities across the country.

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His only hope is to play the Hail Mary's. Unfortunately, his Hail Mary moves are ones like calling out the army to kill Americans in the streets. I'm not looking forward to seeing what his next wild move will be. Maybe he will literally be shooting people in the streets before this is over.

#1 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2020-06-04 09:09 PM | Reply

@#1 ... His only hope is to play the Hail Mary's. ...

I've lowered my opinion to a 55% chance of being re-elected. Note that it is still better than 50-50.

There is a lot of time between now and Election Day, lots can happen.

Pres Trump has a lot of PAC money and effort to spend until November in order to change public opinion.


You really need to be careful about ascribing current views to the views in November.

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-06-04 10:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

They should be telling him to resign, NOW!

#3 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-06-05 12:00 PM | Reply

erm.... what for?

The only thing that fence is doing is walling the stupid in. What kind of a numbskull runs the free world from inside a bunker?

that lil piggy is leaving office in disgrace

#4 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-06-05 12:43 PM | Reply

"that lil piggy is leaving office in disgrace"

That was plainly evident even during his inauguration speech.

#5 | Posted by qcp at 2020-06-05 01:03 PM | Reply

I suspect he's going to meet with a bunch of Yes Men. If these are actual campaign advisors they will advise Trump to announce he is resigning accept a pardon from Mike Pence and allow Pence to run for president.

#6 | Posted by Tor at 2020-06-05 01:11 PM | Reply

We are stardust
We are
golden

#7 | Posted by LesWit at 2020-06-05 01:13 PM | Reply

Is it even legal to hold a meeting in the Oval Office with your campaign manager...

Trump sat down at the White House with campaign chairman Brad Parscale, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, senior adviser Jared Kushner, Republican National Committee chair Ronna McDaniel, deputy campaign manager Bill Stepien and pollster Tony Fabrizio, among others.

The president had a second, larger meeting with a broader group of campaign and RNC officials where he discussed attack lines for use on his opponent in the Nov. 3 election, Democrat Joe Biden, a campaign official said.


The 1030's era Hatch Act limits the sort of political activities that can take place in government facilities, like the White House. It also restricts White House staffers, who are on the federal payroll, from any campaign activities while they're 'on-the-clock'.

OCU

#8 | Posted by OCUser at 2020-06-05 01:50 PM | Reply

The 1030's era Hatch Act limits the sort of political activities that can take place in government facilities, like the White House. It also restricts White House staffers, who are on the federal payroll, from any campaign activities while they're 'on-the-clock'.
OCU

#8 | POSTED BY OCUSER

You mean it's SUPPOSED to restrict...

Republicans refuse to enforce it and Trump fires anyone who enforces the law against him.

#9 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-06-05 02:05 PM | Reply

More From The Article:

"Trump spent the afternoon with his crack team of campaign advisers and consultants who have a whopping 11 months of experience handling political campaigns..."

I'm obviously kidding...

Which is what I do on my satirical news site. I would post the link but I don't wanna get banned...

He-Yump!

#10 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2020-06-05 02:40 PM | Reply

Activities of a pol's campaign and their office business should remain separate,
At least that is how it is on the congressional level

#11 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-06-05 02:41 PM | Reply

That is why some leg staffers resign from the office staff to work on the campaign, that keeps it legal and prevents an ethics violation/investigation from the House.

Could be the same, or different for the executive branch

#12 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-06-05 02:42 PM | Reply

So the big question before these campaign experts is "How can we win this thing by cheating?"

#13 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-06-05 03:19 PM | Reply

"Ok guys... What kind of catastrophe can I create to make people unable to vote? And how can we prevent more people from voting? No ideas are bad ideas. If it's illegal I'll just pardon you."

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2020-06-05 03:35 PM | Reply

Cue the invasion of Sweden.... those damn Commies!

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2020-06-05 04:02 PM | Reply

Activities of a pol's campaign and their office business should remain separate,
At least that is how it is on the congressional level

#11 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

Yep. But this is Trump. Republicans have said laws don't apply to him. And Trump has fired any watchdogs.

This is the Republican Party now.

#16 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-06-05 04:59 PM | Reply

"The 1030's era Hatch Act limits the sort of political activities that can take place in government facilities, like the White House. It also restricts White House staffers, who are on the federal payroll, from any campaign activities while they're 'on-the-clock'."

The Hatch Act does not apply to the President and Vice President. Whether or not it applies to high level executive branch staff is complicated and not at all clear. It would not apply to campaign staff. osc.gov|tabGroup31

#17 | Posted by et_al at 2020-06-05 07:12 PM | Reply

The last paragraph sums it up:

Like many Republicans, including top officials in Mr. Trump's campaign and administration, Mr. Stutzman, the strategist, saw the president's impulses as a largely unfixable problem: "He's too defective to have any other strategy than to be who he is," Mr. Stutzman said.
No matter how loudly he bellows and blames others, Trump is his own worst enemy.

#18 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-06-07 04:46 AM | Reply

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