Trump is a bully, but when you stand up to him, he backs down like the loser he is. Just this week, he’s retreated several times:
- He insisted that Congress cut payroll taxes, but his own party members in the Senate said no. Probably because Trump would have benefited more from such a tax cut than the economy would.
- He restarted the coronavirus briefings that he had earlier killed, but without real information from real scientists, nobody cared.
- He even admitted that the pandemic was going to get worse before it got better. Duh! So I guess he was either wrong (or just lying) when he kept saying that it would get better soon. Why would anyone believe him?
- He tried to get all schools in the country to open in the fall, even threatening their federal aid, but they said no, and he backed down.
- He claimed that wearing masks wasn’t necessary, until he did an about-face and not only wore one, but said they were a good idea.
- And probably worst of all, he kept demanding that he could stroke his own ego by giving a speech at the Republican National Convention to 20,000 people cheering for him. And then pretended to cancel it because he was too busy with the coronavirus. As if.
Trump absolutely hates to change his position. And as we are seeing, even when he does change his mind he can never admit that he was wrong. That makes him a loser.
The Democrats (especially Speaker Nancy Pelosi) figured out that they could stand up to Trump, and it now looks like the Republicans are figuring out the same thing. Thank goodness.
Once your victims stop being scared of you, being a bully stops working. And now everyone knows that Trump is weak.
And one last piece of late breaking news about Donald Trump being a loser. An hour before Dr. Anthony Fauci threw out the first pitch at the baseball season opener, Trump announced that he, too, had been invited to throw out a pitch for a NY Yankees game.
Except that Trump had not actually been invited. His announcement was a complete surprise both to White House staff and to Yankees officials.
According to the New York Times, Trump was so jealous of Fauci getting all this attention, he ordered his aides to call Yankees officials to arrange a pitch for Trump. But the whole thing fell apart, so Trump (again) falsely claimed “Because of my strong focus on the China Virus, including scheduled meetings on Vaccines, our economy and much else, I won’t be able to be in New York to throw out the opening pitch”.
And then he went golfing.