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Why Trump will Lose: Death by a Thousand Cuts

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Many Democrats and others are afraid that Trump will eke out another electoral college victory. It's not going to happen. While Teflon Don has survived Stormy Daniels, Billie Bush and his Access Hollywood confession, battles with John McCain and Mitt Romney, he will not survive death by one thousand cuts. Donald, we hardly knew ye then. Now America knows who Donald Trump really is.

The phrase "death by a thousand cuts" is derived from a form of Chinese torture known as lingchi, where a person is subjected to hundreds of small cuts until death occurs. Trump and his base will be tortured by continuing injuries due to Trump's disrespect for the military, disrespect for women and disrespect for scientists.

Military

The Atlantic magazine recently revealed that President Trump stated that he considers soldiers and sailors to be suckers and losers. Four hundred and eighty nine retired generals and other military leaders issued a statement recently in support of Vice President Biden's presidential campaign, "We are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. We love our country. Unfortunately, we also fear for it. The COVID-19 pandemic has proven America needs principled, wise, and responsible leadership." Newly retired generals, including Air Force General Paul Selva, the former vice chairman of the Trump administration's Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Vice Admiral and Navy Seal leader Gardner Howe, who both retired in 2019, were among the retired military personnel endorsing Biden. Cindy McCain, the wife of heroic Senator John McCain, has also endorsed Biden. Opinion polls show that rank and file members of the military are now moving their support from Trump to Biden.

Women

Twenty-six women have accused Donald Trump of sexual improprieties. At least one, E. Jean Carroll, has accused him of rape. When Trump called her a liar, she sued him for defamation. Trump cannot stand the sight of a strong woman. He calls them "monsters" (Senator Kamala Harris), "nasty" (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, the Dutchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle,Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and others),"bimbos" (Megyn Kelly) among other sexist epithets. These cuts are causing the hemorrhaging of suburban women voters from the Republican column. Polls demonstrate that suburban women are shifting strongly to Biden. Suburban women will control this election.

Disrespect for Scientists

President Trump's disdain for the advice of scientists, from Dr. Anthony Fauci to the Center for Disease Control, and his denial of human-caused climate change, has been another source of deep and lasting cuts. Trump admitted to Bob Woodward that he intentionally misled the public about the ferocity of Covid 19. His disdain for the wearing of masks alone has caused a hundred thousand deaths. And each death has cut deeply into Trump's support. Thousands of Trump supporters, many who have lost loved ones, have switched to Vice President Biden because he did not respect the advice of scientists.

Trump's support will not rebound. We now know who he is. American voters gave him a chance in 2016 and he has failed miserably. We did not know his tax avoidance then. Now we know that he is a tax cheat and a poor businessman, losing hundreds of millions of dollars. Trump calls everyone who pays their fair share of taxes stupid. You can fool the American people once, but you cannot fool us again.

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