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What could Trump have done differently, that would have resulted in him being re-elected?

IMHO, the #1 thing he could have done was back in January & February, instead of downplaying Covid, accusing Democrats of making it a hoax to bring him down (playing the victim card), he could have brought the country together to fight a common enemy - the virus. Like in WWII, 9/11, etc. the entire country did what they needed to do for the good of all of us.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    You are trying to pin his failure on an event of 2020, that only displayed who he is as a human being and could have been other events. This was his first true test of leadership, and never had any to begin with. He is extremely narcissistic caring about nobody but himself. Everything from his start has been a show for his support base and he never tried to expand it since his good inauguration speech written in disappearing ink. He spent 3-5 hours a day watching TV to tweet about what people said about him, sometimes lifting words directly off FOX News. He lies without remorse. He plays golf at least one day in five, and was campaigning since early 2017 with political rallies to hear cheering from a crowd without seeing people. Before Covid, he gave tax cuts 85% to the rich people, and polled behind against each Democrat candidate by varying amounts. His economy was driven by momentum and additional Federal debt. The final Obama budget was $560 Billion deficit, and he doubled it BEFORE Covid. He took credit for everything good and blame shifted everything bad, and each "accomplishment" was overstated in importance and actual effects. He featured divisiveness more than anything, and played dictator and oligarch with McConnell. 1/3 loved him as populist for his support base telling them everything they wanted to hear. 1/3 hate him with a passion as he rejected everyone outside the 1/3 supporters. The final 1/3 Independents and Centrists were swayed by his actions of 4 years. For example, he lost suburbanites with a "Law and Order" stance after creating and amplifying the disturbances. A person that cannot negotiate by compromise gets blocked. It happened in China, and happened with the House of Representatives. A person who only wants loyalists loses the experts who are needed to solve issues. He had NO ability to create unity, so why speculate about it.  

  • 2 months ago

    Nothing. Views of Trump have not changed in 30 years. So he lost in 2016 by 3 million votes. It was a low turnout election against an unpopular opponent. As such, he's illegitimate. At no time did a majority support him. At no time did he try to expand his base.

    So nothing changed, the people didn't want him 2016. The Electoral College betrayed the will of the people. Nothing changed. he was never POTUS. He was only president of the minority.

    So that's what I don't understand how can anyone think he would win when he didn't win last time. He's the on POTUS to lose the popular vote twice by millions of votes.

  • 2 months ago

    President Trump imposed travel restrictions within a week of being told by China and the WHO that COVID-19 could be transmitted from person to person.

    The people who berate Trump for being slow were still saying there was nothing to worry about for another month.

    Here they are doing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIVUpx8pawI

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  • 2 months ago

    I believe that he could not have been defeated except for this once-every-five hundred years-pandemic.  What Trump did in January and February would not have made the pandemic better and the Democrat used it to bludgeon him.  Remember in those months the House was trying - again - to impeach Trump and calling him a racist for trying to stop the spread of the virus. 

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  • 2 months ago

    He could have ran as a liberal.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Should have listened to the experts regarding covid. 

    The funny thing is that the very thing that he was opposed to was the key to getting him re-elected.

    All along he wanted the economy to open up but at the same time, he’s opposed to wearing masks. All the experts said that masks slows down or stop covid from spreading and slowing covid is the key to restart the economy. If he told the country to wear masks, covid would have slowed or stopped, which would allow the majority of businesses to stay open or at least operate normally. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Absolutely his biggest mistake was the numerous ways he mishandled the virus crisis. All he had to do was administer the path recommended by the experts in virology to be off the hook. Instead, he thought he knew way more than he does and most of his behavior was counterproductive in ways like insulting our intelligence w/ repeated claims the virus will magically disappear.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    He could have not insulted McCain and possibly won arizona and not insulted John Lewis and possibly won Georgia.  States get really pissed off when you mock their fallen heroes.

    The man is his own worst enemy, Trump is, I mean.  He needs to tell his supporters that Biden won the election.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If he had called out racism and supported Americans who are non-white, he could have won. Instead, he did the opposite. His supporters don’t understand the gravity of the situation.

  • Mark
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    The virus definitely took him down.  For the first time in many decades, Republicans lost much of the senior vote, the ones most at risk.  He also would have had a better reputation if he had just gotten off of twitter.  His ego gets the best of him though, and he has to speak to the masses since he desires adoration (ratings).  Often times though, his twitter account is his own worst enemy.

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