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As Election Day Arrives, Trump Shifts Between Combativeness and Grievance
The New York Times via Yahoo! News ^ | November 3, 2020 | by Maggie Haberman, Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin, The New York Times

Posted on 11/03/2020 1:02:07 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

President Donald Trump arrives at Election Day on Tuesday toggling between confidence and exasperation, bravado and grievance, and marinating in frustration that he is trailing Joe Biden, whom he considers an unworthy opponent.

“Man, it’s going to be embarrassing if I lose to this guy,” Trump has told advisers, a lament he has aired publicly as well. But in the off-camera version, Trump frequently exclaims, “This guy!” in reference to Biden, with a salty adjective separating the words.

Trailing in most polls, Trump has careened through a marathon series of rallies in the past week, trying to tear down Biden and energize his supporters, but also fixated on crowd size and targeting perceived enemies like the news media.

The president, his associates say, has drawn encouragement from his larger audiences and from a stream of relatively upbeat polling information that advisers have curated for him, typically filtering out the bleakest numbers.

His mad dash to the finish is a distillation of his four tumultuous years in office, a mix of resentment, combativeness and a penchant for viewing events through a prism all his own — and perhaps the hope that everything will work out for him in the end, the way it did four years ago when he surprised himself, his advisers and the world by winning the White House.

But by enclosing himself in the thin bubble of his own worldview, Trump may have further severed himself from the political realities of a country in crisis. And that, in turn, has helped enable Trump to wage a campaign offering no central message, no clear agenda for a second term and no answer to the woes of the pandemic.

Most people in the president’s inner circle share his optimism, interviews with more than a dozen aides and allies showed.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alexanderburns; bias; election2020; fakenews; jonathanmartin; journalism; maggiehaberman; media; newyorktimes; sovietjournalism; tds
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1 posted on 11/03/2020 1:02:08 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Let me guess.. “sources”.
LOL!


2 posted on 11/03/2020 1:03:06 PM PST by Mr. Rabbit
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
As Election Day Arrives, Trump Shifts Between Combativeness and Grievance

Oh, bull.

"The walls are closing in on Trump." NYT Forgot to use that one.

3 posted on 11/03/2020 1:03:39 PM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More psyops from the people who are losing.


4 posted on 11/03/2020 1:04:26 PM PST by conservativepoet
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yabutt, did he win of not?


5 posted on 11/03/2020 1:05:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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6 posted on 11/03/2020 1:05:38 PM PST by Bratch (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is pure BS!
POTUS Trump is already way ahead!


7 posted on 11/03/2020 1:05:55 PM PST by Deo et patriae (Make America Great again! rantings.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Joe just put a lid on his head, and he is retiring for a decade or so. See you again in 2030!


8 posted on 11/03/2020 1:06:54 PM PST by Grampa Dave (I would rather be killed by Covid than by Loneliness, at the end of my life! I'll be 82 in November!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Dear Lord, help my immediate reaction to not curse at these vile liars.


9 posted on 11/03/2020 1:07:58 PM PST by time4good
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10 posted on 11/03/2020 1:08:05 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yeah, the typical NYT CROCK of stuff! He wasn’t lamenting his position in the race. He was lampooning Joe Buffoon.

“All the fake news that’s fit to print on paper that’s fit to wipe with”


11 posted on 11/03/2020 1:09:26 PM PST by mywholebodyisaweapon (Thank God for President Trump.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Of course THEY LIE!

The are LIEberals!

LIEberals LIE!


12 posted on 11/03/2020 1:10:03 PM PST by Taxman (MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, AGAIN!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Joe Biden introduces his granddaughter by saying, “This is my son, Beau Biden.” ... “This is my granddaughter, Natalie. No wait, no wait. We got the wrong one...”

https://twitter.com/i/status/1323725227487100928


13 posted on 11/03/2020 1:11:05 PM PST by Grampa Dave (I would rather be killed by Covid than by Loneliness, at the end of my life! I'll be 82 in November!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

You people are going to prison!


14 posted on 11/03/2020 1:11:19 PM PST by reasonisfaith (What are the implications if the Resurrection of Christ is a true event in history?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NYT via Yahoo, drug through sh## to even bigger sh##


15 posted on 11/03/2020 1:12:06 PM PST by ronnie raygun ( Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people.")
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To: Mr. Rabbit

The more writers in a NY Times article the more ridiculous it is.


16 posted on 11/03/2020 1:12:39 PM PST by nikos1121
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Their (NYT) tears will sting and taste bitter later tonight!


17 posted on 11/03/2020 1:12:53 PM PST by castowell (War is thus an act of force to compel our enemy to do our will - Von Clausewitz)
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To: Grampa Dave

I would be surprised if anything less than the threat of death is keeping the media in perfect lock-step. Not even a peep of dissent from a bottom tier reporter.

On the other hand, complete submission to sin could do the same.


18 posted on 11/03/2020 1:13:35 PM PST by F450-V10
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
In other news Joe ‘Creepy’ Biden campaigns in an empty WalMart parking lot and screams at empty shopping carts.
19 posted on 11/03/2020 1:13:44 PM PST by wildcard_redneck (COVID lockdowns are the EstablishmentÂ’s attack on the middle class and our Republic)
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I would be surprised if anything less than the threat of death is keeping the media in perfect lock-step. Not even a peep of dissent from a bottom tier reporter.

Their masters, the ChiComs and George $oreA$$, do not take defeat very well.

So your first sentence above may be a reality for them


20 posted on 11/03/2020 1:17:15 PM PST by Grampa Dave (I would rather be killed by Covid than by Loneliness, at the end of my life! I'll be 82 in November!)
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