Who won last night’s debate? Maybe narcissism

By Ken Feltman –

Joe Biden did not win the debate. Donald Trump lost it.

Despite mistakes, missed opportunities and confusing answers to some questions, Joe Biden had a better night because President Trump had a bad night.

Overnight surveys of undecided voters commissioned by Radnor Reports indicate that – with a few exceptions – voters concluded that Trump interrupted at will, was rude and failed to answer direct questions. In short, he was not presidential. Some voters expressed concern that he seemed unprepared and went on the attack because that is what he does best.

Biden was not impressive but a clear majority of voters surveyed think he will do a better job representing the United States in international affairs. A surprising number of voters said that Biden will not be an embarrassment. Voters are willing to give Biden a chance.

A Republican Party official from Iowa summed it up: I am tired of having to explain Trump and make excuses for his rudeness and crudeness. He is not likeable and people think that’s not going to change. So they seem ready to vote for change.

A GOP official from Minnesota said: Trump has done a lot of good but he is hard to sell. He has a personality that rubs the wrong way. He’s sort of abrasive.

From Texas: “He’s not going to change his style. People aren’t going to change their expectations for how a President should handle himself.”

Did President Trump’s narcissism finally undo his presidency?

Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Ken Feltman, Narcissism

John Kelly called Trump ‘the most flawed person’ he’s ever met: report

Marina Pitofsky of The Hill –

Former White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, has said that President Trump “is the most flawed person” he’s ever known, CNN reported.

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Posted in CNN, Donald Trump

Coronavirus Maps: How Severe Is Your State’s Outbreak?

NPR – Updated regularly

More than 8 million people in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 220,000 have died. Tens of thousands of new cases are reported daily nationwide. In the graphics below, explore the trends in your state.

View the data via a heat map (immediately below), curve charts, a tableof state-by-state trends over four weeks, or a mapof total cases and deaths.

Which places have the most new daily cases?

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Courts’ Republican Appointees Are Dismantling Voting Rights: Study

Lydia O’Connor of MSN –

A study commissioned by a group that favors expanding the U.S. Supreme Court found that Republican-appointed judges and justices in 2020 have repeatedly ruled in favor of making it harder for Americans to vote.

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Posted in 2020 election, Controversial, Republicans, Supreme Court | Tagged

Trump’s campaign promises – has he delivered on them?

BBC News –

It’s been four years since Donald Trump made a string of promises during his long 2016 campaign to be the 45th president of the United States. How is he doing on keeping them?

Many of them made headlines – from banning all Muslims entering the US, to building a wall along the border with Mexico.

So how did he do?

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Posted in BBC, Controversial, Donald Trump