Trump’s closing argument to voters: It is about me, silly

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In Macon, Georgia, on Friday, Trump invited his rally goers to play arm-chair psychologists as he bore his soul to them. 

“May you think about if I lose?” he told them. “My complete life, what am I going to do? I’m going to say, ‘I misplaced to the worst candidate within the historical past of politics.’ I’m not going to really feel so good. Perhaps I’ll have to go away the nation. I don’t know.”

It is not the primary time Trump has employed that inspiring “Are you able to think about me shedding?” schtick, and it probably will not be the final. And by the by: Sure, sure we are able to think about it. Thanks very a lot.

Trump can also be peppering that imaginative and prescient of failure with a brand new spherical of pointedly private grievances. On a marketing campaign name Monday, Trump lit into one among his high pandemic specialists, Dr. Anthony Fauci, referring to him as a “catastrophe.”

“Individuals are uninterested in COVID,” Trump said, plugging his marketing campaign occasions because the “largest rallies I’ve ever had” regardless of the pandemic. “Individuals are saying, no matter. Simply go away us alone. They’re uninterested in it. Individuals are uninterested in listening to Fauci and all these idiots.”

Naturally, Trump is not apprehensive about infecting his devoted and even leaving a path of demise behind him. He needs his rallies, dammit, and everybody else higher get out of the way in which.

Trump additionally dropped a little bit of pleasant bullying right into a Monday stump speech in Arizona, focusing in on one of many NBC journalists who is meant to average Thursday’s debate (which can effectively get canceled now that moderators can cut Trump’s mic). “One other nice one—Kristen Welker. She’s a radical Democrat,” Trump told revelers in Arizona. “She’s been screaming questions at me for a very long time. She’s no good.”

However Trump, simply getting warmed up on his it’s-all-about-me riff, instantly began waxing nostalgic about final week’s NBC city corridor.

“How in regards to the one who got here up and mentioned, I really like your smile. You are so good-looking, you are so good-looking, you are so good-looking while you smile,” Trump mentioned, recalling a voter who inexplicably prefaced her query with admiration for Trump’s winsome grin.

“Actually, this girl appreciated me. I do know when somebody likes me,” Trump continued, earlier than explaining that NBC executives will need to have gotten to her following the occasion as a result of she in the end mentioned she deliberate to vote for Joe Biden.

“They advised her, you may’t try this. You bought to say dangerous issues. I’ve little doubt, as a result of I watched her interviewed afterwards,” Trump mentioned. “She hated my guts. She was like… I am gonna vote for Biden.”

Trump is the closing argument. It is all about him, who likes him, who’s good to him, who’s voting for him. It is actually not about voters’ ridiculous wants. And in the event that they thought their observations mattered— they’d higher suppose once more. Trump, and Trump alone would be the choose of what issues and what does not. And simply to be completely clear, voters do not.

Watch Trump go off on Welker after which descend right into a sea of self pity over the voter who turned towards him: