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Trump’s Covid experience will
re-define him and reset the election

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Posted By: Magnante, 10/5/2020 9:24:33 AM

Rather than seal the doom of President Trump’s re-election battle, as most of his haters expect and not a few of his supporters fear, I see strong signs that President Trump will use his experience to re-define himself and act as an inflection point, resetting the election. Watch carefully for a “New Trump” to emerge from Walter Reed Hospital, dare I say a kinder, gentler Trump, one humbled by his brush with mortality and a far more sympathetic figure in the eyes of many voters who have found him a bit too much to take.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 10/5/2020 9:49:41 AM (No. 562536)
I, for one, prefer President Trump to keep punching! I'm sick and tired of the RINO's constantly caving to the Socialists, and never fighting. Caving in to 'Get Along' means that you will continue to lose, as the other side realizes you won't stand up for anything...
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Reply 2 - Posted by: janjan 10/5/2020 9:56:23 AM (No. 562542)
It’s not clear what Lifson is hoping for but Trump is still going be Trump because D.C is still going to be D.C.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Tusker 10/5/2020 9:57:22 AM (No. 562544)
Bull cookies. No to every idiotic presumption in that bucket of pablum.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: mobyclik 10/5/2020 9:57:41 AM (No. 562545)
After all of the god-awful, foul-mouthed, hope he dies, riots, arsons, murders, maiming, property destruction and 24/7 attacks from the communist so-called 'media'.....President Trump should try and be nicer????? Just be yourself, Mr. President.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: worried 10/5/2020 10:10:47 AM (No. 562552)
Why don't they ask for a "kinder, gentler" democrat party? They are the ones who need to change.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Kate318 10/5/2020 10:28:06 AM (No. 562564)
The truth is, President Trump just took Covid-19 off the table as a campaign issue.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms 10/5/2020 11:16:59 AM (No. 562649)
I certainly hope he doesn't change except to become more of how he is.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: HotRod 10/5/2020 11:26:18 AM (No. 562662)
President Trump is 74 years old, and he survived the China Virus. Therefore, the 95% of younger people can survive it too. According to the virologists, the virus has mutated many times since it was brought into the country. The good news is that each time it mutates, it becomes weaker and less lethal.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: qr4j 10/5/2020 11:36:14 AM (No. 562668)
Democrats who are happy Mr. Trump is ill with COVID-19 may well live to eat their words. While I may not buy every point of this article, the overall theme is accurate. Mr. Trump is a master of telling stories. And telling stories is how you persuade people to support you and do what you want. That isn't a bad thing. It is called leadership. Mr. Trump will use this experience to enhance the overarching storyline as to why he should be reelected. I think it will work. I hope so. Socialism is unthinkable to me.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 10/5/2020 11:44:14 AM (No. 562675)
Up until now, I have read most of Lifson's articles, but this one's utter rubbish--and utterly stupid, too! "Brush with mortality"? Really? The president had the flu. He's recovering. There was no "brush with mortality"! And why in the world does the president need to be "kindler and gentler"? After all, he's fighting a war. Do you expect the same thing of war generals, too? Congratulations, Lifson, you Idiot, you just got yourself permanently marked off my list of Must Reads!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DVC 10/5/2020 12:01:38 PM (No. 562691)
#8, for younger people the survival rate, including the first few months when treatments were not very good, and any with pre-existing health problems is at 99.9% or higher for 50 and under. At the 25 and under age group it is something like 99.95% survival. 0.5% hospitalized in the 20-29 age group.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Sunhan65 10/5/2020 12:20:27 PM (No. 562705)
Again, President Trump already has a base. We're it, and we're not going anywhere. We're also not enough. He needs to capture more undecideds than Biden. If he doesn't, he loses, and so do we. There are people who like what President Trump does but can't stand some of the ways he behaves. What Lifson is saying is that this recent scare provides an opportunity for President Trump to reset those perceptions with people who may not support him now and might not vote for him in November. That is a good idea. Not "kinder and gentler," perhaps, but less actively inclined to take the bait in every chance for confrontation. Fostering empathy and building more positive perceptions with swing voters is not surrender, and it is not weakness. It's how you win elections.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Strike3 10/5/2020 1:32:43 PM (No. 562770)
Dream on. Trump will emerge from the hospital with both guns blazing and blasting the idiots who wished his demise and attempted to use his brush with the virus to delay the installation of Amy Barrett. He is living proof of his initial position that the virus is no big deal if you take care of yourself and are not already sickly. If the democrats take a pause to breathe he will clean their clocks.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Faithfully 10/5/2020 9:51:46 PM (No. 563179)
Whatever! It was Trump or Clinton. Thank God it was Trump.
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