Due to Republican inaction, thousands and thousands of unemployed employees have seen their final checks from the Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, which was meant to maintain them by a coronavirus-ravaged economic system; the virus remains to be raging, however their life assist has been lower off.

So Trump has fully botched his job, bringing pointless ache to thousands and thousands of People and pointless dying to 1000’s. He might not care, however voters do. So he must be making an attempt to show issues round, if solely as a matter of political and private self-interest.

However right here’s the factor: Even when Trump had been the form of man who may be taught from his errors, it’s too late. If we had discovered ourselves in our present state of affairs a 12 months in the past, there may nonetheless have been time for Trump to get the virus underneath management and switch the economic system round. However the election is simply across the nook.

Suppose that the numbers on deaths and jobs had been to get considerably higher over the following three months. How a lot would that enhance voters’ views of the denier in chief? How a lot credence would the general public give, even to genuinely excellent news, after the false daybreak this previous spring? At this level Trump is solely a failed president, and everybody besides his die-hard supporters is aware of it.

However as I mentioned firstly, Trump is a kind of nightmare bosses who can’t do the job however received’t step apart.

So after all he’s now speaking about delaying the election. This was predictable; certainly, Joe Biden predicted it months in the past, amid a lot mockery from pundits (none of whom, I predict, will apologize).

Now, Trump can’t try this. There will likely be an election on Nov. 3. However what Trump can do, if he loses, is declare that the election was stolen, that there have been thousands and thousands of fraudulent votes, that the outcomes aren’t reliable. Hey, he did that after shedding the favored vote in 2016, although he received the Electoral Faculty.