The Night Trump Stopped Trying

Article Link: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/06/trump-looks-like-loser/613363/

Discussion posted by: JohnF44

The New York Times saw a “defeated expression on his face,” and reported that he was furious about the meager crowd at his rally, as well as about a leak that six of his advance-team members had tested positive for the coronavirus. Who really knows what Trump was thinking in that moment? The president’s own feelings are largely beside the point. As Trump, a consummate marketer, has always known, appearances matter—and right now Trump looks like a loser. David A. Graham: It’s slowly dawning on Trump that he’s losing. Even before the debacle in Tulsa, the week had been quietly miserable for the president. From his campaign to the coronavirus, from the economy to the courts, from polls to policy, Trump stumbled on every front.