As tensions mount over lockdowns, Trump courts both sides

Posted on AllSides April 27th, 2020
From The Center
coronavirus, lockdowns, Donald Trump

President Trump is trying to signal support for his base, many of whom have grown frustrated with government-imposed restrictions, while not alienating the swing voters he’ll need in November. It’s led to divergent messages.

In a past life – that is, before COVID-19 – President Donald Trump was banking on a strong economy to usher him into a second term.

That calculation has largely evaporated, but not entirely. With six months until Election Day, President Trump is now asking voters to make a multi-step mental leap: Remember the once-robust...

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