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US News Panic among Republicans: Trump debunks the election

15:45  25 september  2020
15:45  25 september  2020 Source:   challenges.fr

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This time, we're no longer laughing. When Donald Trump had drawn the first time, refusing, Tuesday, September 22, to guarantee a peaceful transition of power because of (imaginary) frauds in the postal vote, the media had put the pedal soft: one more provocation, do not give it too much space except to fall into the trap. And then the machine got carried away.

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On Thursday, the president gave it a layer with sly pleasure, repeating his accusations against a vote that will be "a big scam" and saying: "We want to make sure this election is fair, and I'm not sure it can be ".

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Molotov Cocktail

And suddenly, is panic among Republicans . After the first warning shot, they had transformed into Cirque du Soleil contortionists (okay, it's hard to imagine Mitch McConnell in that role but you get the idea) to ensure that the power transition would be perfectly peaceful, but without mentioning what prompted them to do so: the Molotov cocktail thrown by their boss.

But with the second bombinette, we change gear: the provocation can no longer be avoided. For the Democrats, it's Christmas before Christmas: what a wonderful electoral gift! "You are not in North Korea, you are not in Turkey, you are not in Russia, Mr. President and by the way, you are not in Saudi Arabia either", s exclaimed Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the Chamber. "You are in the United States of America. It is a democracy, why don't you try, just for a moment, to honor your oath of allegiance to the Constitution of the United States?"

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Invoice in the polls

It is not only the Democrats, experts and historians of all stripes are also stepping up to the plate. "This is perhaps the most serious blow he has ever dealt to American democracy," said Douglas Brinkley, dean of presidential historians. And Republicans don't need to mobilize their pollsters, even if they do, to understand that Trump's arsonist can do damage.

It's a habit with him. It would even be almost funny if we weren't more in the mood for The Scream of Edward Munch: every time Trump takes over, he lets his indiscipline, his ego and his inept instincts screw everything up. He had knitted a golden opportunity to rally the conservative base with the replacement of Justice Ginsburg at the Supreme Court, and here it is, panicking the bulk of the electorate. For the first time, why not, the provocation creates a diversion allowing not to talk about the coronavirus. But, as always, he is over-playing and this time we don't laugh anymore: the democratic process is attacked head-on by the highest figure in the state, on the basis of totally unfounded accusations.

Let's wait and see the bill in the polls. Do you want to bet? It may be salty. Republicans know this. What they don't know is how to silence the boss.

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