[Ed. – What about Biden’s bigotry?]
Donald Trump just doesn’t get America in 2020. That’s obvious given a campaign strategy still mirroring a 2016 campaign playbook that played to White grievances with promises to stop migrants (“Build a wall”), bigotry (calls for a Muslim travel ban) and empty promises of making America great again.
That approach barely carried the day for Trump. He didn’t win the majority of the popular vote, but his win in three battleground states of Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by a combined total of less than 80,000 votes put him over the top in the Electoral College. Yet as poll after poll is now showing us, what might have worked with a strong economy in a time of relative calm is a loser in the face of a deadly pandemic and economic catastrophe.