With 100 days to go for the election, President Donald Trump’s fortunes appear increasingly tied to the trajectory of the coronavirus crisis he has failed to contain, with the death toll past 145,000.
A Washington Post-ABC News poll this month showed Biden far ahead of Trump, 55% to 40% among registered voters.
The same poll found Trump’s approval ratings had crumbled to 39%, roughly the same share of the electorate that approved of his response to the outbreak while 60% disapproved.
Claudia Luckenbach-Boman said to the Guardian that she regretted voting for Donald Trump in 2016 when she was still a college student.
“I really failed my fellow American citizens,” said Luckenbach-Boman. “I’m extremely disappointed in myself, and sometimes I am really afraid to talk about it.
“If I were to vote again for Donald Trump in 2020, it would be just as much a failure as an American, but also a failure as a human being.”
In Oklahoma, Nancy Shively, a special education teacher who lives in the outskirts of Tulsa, is similarly disenchanted.
“I am more angry with the people in power who have enabled Donald Trump than I am with Donald Trump,” Shively said, “Donald Trump is clearly a flawed human being. He’s incapable of having any kind of empathy or thinking about anybody other than himself.”
I have been a Trump supporter too ever since I heard he said at the United Nations Summit, “We know that socialism is not about justice, it’s not about equality, it’s not about lifting up the poor. Socialism is about one thing only: power for the ruling class.”
Trump said he is “the chosen one” and many believed Trump has come with a mission to fight socialism and communist dictators for the general well-being of the world.
For over three years, we have seen him talk, and talk, and talk, praising himself, but never taken any actions. Trump looks more and more selfish for his own interests to keep his presidency rather than working for something more meaningful both for him and for the world.
Nick Bryan who said, “Trump’s shortcomings make weak opponent Biden look strong.”
Today, we have seen some breaking news that the US is to withdraw almost 12,000 troops from Germany in what it described as a “strategic” repositioning of its forces in Europe. Defence Secretary Mark Esper suggested it was part of a broader plan to reposition US forces in the region.
I thought these troops would be redeployed to the Indo-Pacific region to counter Communist China. But President Trump said the move was a response to Germany failing to meet NATO targets on defence spending.
This move has attracted widespread opposition in Congress from those who believe it will embolden Russia. There has been criticism that Trump has become a puppet of Vladimir Putin.
Yesterday, making the big news, President Trump said he and Putin did not discuss reported Russian bounties for killing American troops.
Andrew Bates, a spokesman for Biden, said in a statement, “The most critical and sacred obligation of a commander-in-chief is to protect those who serve our nation in harm’s way.”
“But months after the U.S. intelligence community sounded the alarm — to Donald Trump and to our allies — that Russia was placing bounties on the heads of American servicemen and women in a war zone, our president continues to turn his back on those who put their lives on the line for our country, and on his own duty,” Bates said.
“This continues an indefensible pattern of Donald Trump weakening the United States in the world in a manner that no American president ever has before, and it’s absolutely despicable,” he said.
Donald Trump used to collect lots of support with his “America First” policy. Now he has to question himself why he is losing this support not only from his allies, but from his own citizens.
For two years of trade talks with Communist China, Donald Trump has been fooled around by Xi Jinping who “promised” him a “great deal”. Repeatedly, Donald Trump has called this dictator a “good friend of mine.”
This has not only sent a wrong message to his allies in the west, but also sent a confusing message to the Chinese population mostly denouncing the Communist regime in their hearts.
For three years, Trump has heralded his personal connection with Xi Jinping. “We have made tremendous progress in our relationship,” Trump boasted during their first summit, at his Mar-a-Lago resort, in April of 2017. He declared the relationship “outstanding.”
Trump tweeted that the “giant Trade Deal” with the PRC would bring the two nations even closer. “Terrific working with President Xi, a man who truly loves his country. Much more to come!” In February, Trump even praised Xi’s handling of the pandemic. “Great discipline is taking place in China, as President Xi strongly leads what will be a very successful operation,” he tweeted.
I would rather believe in what the ex-National Security Adviser John Bolton has said in his new book that Donald Trump sought help from Xi Jinping to win re-election.
A Foreign Policy report says, “The failure of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to build an international coalition to combat the coronavirus is in fact only the latest manifestation of a deeper and potentially lasting failure.”
Trump said he is the first US president in decades to be tough on Communist China. But he has betrayed the world especially the democracy-loving Chinese when he failed to denounce the Communist Regime crashing down the democratic protests in Hong Kong.
While the UK and Australia have publicly shown their stance with Hong Kong, President Trump never spoke publicly against the brutality of the CCP regime in Hong Kong.
Donald Trump does not have the bravery or courage to face the facts and truth, even after 140,000 Americans have lost their lives from Covid-19. Trump did not even publicly support an independent inquiry into the origin of the outbreak.
Donald Trump talked and talked, but took no actions!
Dr. Li-meng Yan, a virologist from the Hong Kong P3 lab fled to the US and told the truth of coronavirus and accused the CCP regime of cover-up. Donald Trump made no comments and took no actions.
A few defectors from the Chinese army fled to Europe, ready to show the world more evidence of the CCP’s cover-up and secrets of their planning the biochemical weapon. But they did not go to the US to testify because they do not believe in Donald Trump.
It’s not just the Chinese. Many old friends of the US do not believe in Donald Trump either.
Yesterday, Australia Foreign Minister Marise Payne Payne not only declined to echo Mike Pompeo’s strident rhetoric – she made a point of distancing herself from Donald Trump.
“We do often hold common positions with the United States because we do share so many of those fundamental values and we both want the same kind of region … We don’t agree on everything though – and that’s part of a respectful relationship,” said Payne.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Payne’s point was clear: yes, Australia has issues with China on everything from foreign interference to its treatment of Hong Kong and Uighurs. And it is working with the US to curtail Beijing’s military influence in the Asia-Pacific. But it does not want to be dragged into a broader cold war against its main trading partner.
Former White House Strategist Steve Bannon, and Miles Guo, CCP killer and founder of the New Federal State of China, have repeatedly called on the Trump Administration to take actions.
“Cut off the dollar! Sanction the China banks! Give them 72 hours to dismantle the facilities in the South China Sea! Sanction Wang Qishan and Xi Jinping! Hold the CCP accountable for the coronavirus!” But no response from Donald Trump.
Today we have seen reports of Chinese air force putting pressure on Japan.
“China has relentlessly continued unilateral attempts to change the status quo by coercion in the sea area around the Senkaku Islands, leading to a grave matter of concern,” the 2020 Defense White Paper of Japan said, “The Chinese Navy and Air Force have in recent years expanded and intensified their activities in the surrounding sea areas and airspace of Japan, and there are cases involving the one-sided escalation of activities.”
Japanese defence minister Tarō Kōno said at a China Research Group seminar last week that Japan welcomed the invitation and said he would welcome the UK joining the new Pacific regional trade grouping the CPTPP partnership.
With all its crimes, the CCP has become the greatest enemy of humanity and it has tried all methods of lies, disinformation, harassments, war threats, etc to save its doom.
Miles Guo said in his latest broadcast that the CCP’s internal fights are increasingly intense; in the past four days, Xi Jinping has at least detained 600 officials in the legal, the police and public security sectors across the country and a coup attempt by former Vice-president Zeng Qinghong was turned down by Xi Jinping.
Today, a global front to challenge the dictatorship in China has been formed. Whether Donald Trump will be the next president or not, this fight will never be stopped.
As the Hong Kong virologist Dr. Yan put it, “The world has not much time.”
When there is a global alliance to hold the Communist Regime of China accountable, there is still a chance for Donald Trump to lead and win.
Otherwise, Donald Trump shall never be one of the greatest Presidents in US history. He would only be recorded as a loser.
By Cloudy Seagail
Steve Bannon and Jack Maxey are joined by Dr. Li Meng Yan and Lu De to discuss the latest on the coronavirus pandemic as the Hong Kong defector shares her knowledge of what is going on China around COVID-19.