Presidential politics in 2020


Dear Editor
    On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President of the United States. He said the Mexicans were crossing our borders to rape and sell drugs.
    After Trump won the 2016 election his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, called the Mexican and South American immigrants, ”Filth!”
    In May of 2018 the Trump administration decided to cage immigrant children and to deport their parents. Some 2,800 children were separated from their parents and made to sleep on concrete floors, under tin foil blankets.
    On June 20, 2016 President Trump rescinded the practice by executive order. Human rights organizations referred to the Trump Kids in Cages Policy as government sanctioned child abuse.
    In December of 2019 President Trump was impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of congressional oversight.  
    On February 5, 2020 the Republican Senate acquitted him of both charges.
    The Washington Post has documented 20,000 lies told by President Trump during his time in office. Why would he lie? He would because if you say something loudly and repeat it over and over and over people will begin to believe it is true.
    The Coronavirus pandemic began in December of 2019. It originated in China. President Trump said that the virus would disappear on its own. It did not. The Obama Administration left the Trump Administration a 69 page step by step playbook that detailed a strategy that would stop the virus in its tracks. It was dismissed. Now over 190,000 Americans are dead as a result.
    The Democratic and Republican National Conventions are completed. The campaigns will soon begin in earnest. Historically Pendleton County has many more registered Democrats than registered Republicans. Currently in September of 2020 the party registrations are almost dead even. The rural counties grow redder and Trump’s support in Kentucky has only slipped slightly since 2016. Donald Trump once infamously stated that he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and it wouldn’t affect his approval ratings. You could expand that number to over 185,000 or to several million victims and it wouldn’t make any difference to his base. It all seems to be baked in the cake.
Roger McKinney
Democratic County Chairman