President Trump has warned Republicans that if they don’t get serious and get tougher, they may see themselves on the outside after the 2020 elections.
The president sat down with RealClearPolitics and talked about how the landscape has changed over the last few months. President Trump was feeling pretty confident that he would cruise to an easy re-election a few months. That has changed.
What changed, though, and who is to blame?
“China is involved in this election. You know, people keep talking about Russia. The problem is China — a much, much bigger kind of problem,” he said. The regime’s animus, as the president sees it, stems from ongoing trade disputes between the two nations: “China doesn’t want to see me get in because I’ve taken in billions of dollars from China.”
He said China is using the coronavirus to unseat what was a booming and stable economy until the pandemic hit. Now, he says Republicans, including himself, are in for a fight this November.
When asked whether China released the virus deliberately, he didn't deny it but didn't confirm it, either.
“There is always a possibility,” he said. “Probably not, but there's always a possibility—maybe more substantial than people think.”
The U.S. just officially withdrew from the World Health Organization after evidence kept coming out about lies protecting China and the W.H.O.'s inability to effectively identify the origin and dangers of the virus.
As the U.S. has seen a resurgence in cases it has also seen a dramatic drop in deaths.
That hasn't stopped the CDC, NIH, and WHO from issuing more panic about the disease.
The president discussed the drug, Hydroxychloroquine, and what he felt amounted to a political hit on him over the drug.
Skepticism of the drug, Trump said, amounted to “a political hit on me.” He added that early trials that found it ineffective or dangerous were a product of doctors prescribing the drug to patients who were “close to death and very ill.”.....“If anybody else recommended it, it would be fine,” he insisted. “When I recommend it, they tried to disparage it in order to disparage me.”
One thing is for sure.
The political landscape has changed and it's all due to the coronavirus. The question that remains is:
What will the impact be come November 3?