Two articles speak volumes

Two articles are worth noting as we head into the election. The first is “Trump’s handling of coronavirus pandemic hits record low approval: Reuters/Ipsos poll’ by John Whitesides of Reuters. Here are a few paragraphs.

“Americans are steadily losing confidence in President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, with his net approval on the issue that has dominated the U.S. election hitting a record low in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll.

The poll taken Tuesday through Thursday, after Trump’s COVID-19 infection and weekend hospitalization, found 37% of American adults approved of the president’s handling of the pandemic and 59% disapproved.

The net approval rating of negative 22 percentage points is the lowest in the poll dating back to March 2 and has steadily declined over the last 10 days, as Trump’s illness and his return to work in the White House dominated news headlines.”

The second article was reported by Randy Tucker in the Cincinnati Enquirer is called “Mitch McConnell says White House’s lax COVID rules are why he hasn’t visited since August.”

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday said he hasn’t visited the White House in two months because of what he saw as lax coronavirus practices. “‘ haven’t actually been to the White House since Aug. 6 because my impression was their approach to how to handle this (pandemic) was different from mine and what I insisted we do in the Senate, which was to wear a mask and practice social distancing,” McConnell said during an appearance in Northern Kentucky.

These excerpts and articles speak for themselves. To be frank, while bad, I am surprised the disapproval rating of Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 response is not higher. We are just shy of 218,000 deaths in America, yet that does not seem to be a problem or a debate question worth answering. It just shows how little news actually gets to people that need to see it. That is what this independent voter thinks.

7 thoughts on “Two articles speak volumes

  1. It’s always been hard to understand how he could ever be supported by more than a handful of misguided souls. George Wallace only got 11% of vote in the late 60’s. Rush Limbaugh intervened, though. Reality TV, Fox News, a distorted materialism, some friends in Russia…voila!

    • Bumba, Roger Ailes, head of Fox News asked Roger Stone to petition Donald Trump to run. He said Fox News would be supportive of his effort. If Ailes had not been fired for sexual misconduct and then passed away, the support would continue at an even higher clip than it is now. Keith

      • There’s also the storyline that says Trump coerced Fox into supporting him.
        But all those bastards were all pretty close.

      • True. Fox nor Trump could be confused with those who strive to be factual, Chris Wallace, Shep Smith (before Trump had him fired) being the exceptions.

  2. “Americans are steadily losing confidence in President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic,” … Americans HAD confidence in his handling of the pandemic? Really? What handling of the pandemic?

    • Silverapplequeen, I agree with your point. The Woodward interview revelation confirmed that not only was he misleading us, he knew full well he was misleading us and putting people in danger. Mission One in a pandemic is tell people the truth – then they may follow instruction. His mishandling of spread of the virus from his own exposure to this White House event, is only a reminder of his mishandling. His misleading continues as we speak. Keith

  3. Note to Readers: Seeing stories on shortages of supplies reminds me of one of the reassigned whistleblowers that appeared on “60 Minutes.” What was his affront to the White House? The CEO of a US mask manufacturer approached him in January saying he sees a huge mask shortage coming with this pandemic. He went on to say he has two-idled manufacturing lines he could turn on, but needs some funding to get it going. The message was passed on and nothing happened. The CEO called back and asked what is the word? Nothing.

    On February 7, Trump told Bob Woodward he knew the coronavirus was a risk and it could be spread airborne. We subsequently had a mask shortage. Here was am US manufacturer (remember that US jobs mission) saying I am ready to roll. Nothing.

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