This summer, Donald Trump went almost two months without holding a MAGA rally. Even as he downplayed the coronavirus pandemic, he realized that holding super-spreader campaign rallies wouldn’t be politically expedient.
The corpulent demagogue became politically emaciated without the energy he feeds on at MAGA rallies. Trump without campaign rallies is like a televangelist holding Zoom revival meetings, it just doesn’t work.
But with his ratings tanking as a result of his mismanagement of the pandemic and the worsening economic crisis, the stable genius resumed his traveling shit show. Since August he has held more than a dozen rallies in swing states.
Trump could care less if his supporters meet the same fate as Herman Cain, optics are more important than the safety and health of his followers.
Almost all of Trump’s recent rallies have been held at airport tarmacs, he can fly in and out quickly, and avoid mingling with the evangelical fanatics, rednecks and assorted riff-raff. Trump doesn’t mind the wild applause of his supporters, but the infamous germaphobe wants to escape from their presence as soon as he can.
Trump treats his loyal supporters as props and pawns, and his critics like enemies of the state that he needs to demonize and neutralize.
Let’s put a merciful end to these MAGA sideshows, and kick Trump to the curb November 3, 2020.