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For flailing Trump, it may be too late to win this race

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25.10.2020

Commentary. Even the Republican stronghold of Texas could fall. In short, Trump really needs the Devil’s helping hand to win this time as well.

written by Fabrizio Tonello

Topic U.S. Politics

October 25, 2020

Body language often says more than words, as was also seen in Tuesday evening’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. The aggressive, overbearing, domineering Trump from the previous debate tried to be calm, often with arms wide open.

He held his palms turned towards the host of the debate, as if to say, “It’s not my fault.” The topic, of course, was the epidemic, and Trump was going back and forth between pinning all the responsibility on China and promising a vaccine “in a month.”

In a way, the second, and final, debate was similar to Trump’s third debate in 2016 with Hillary Clinton. Then as well, Trump was behind in the polls and his advisers had made him adopt a much more restrained tone than in previous debates.

This was an inevitable decision again this year, after the negative reactions of the debate watchers to the continuous interruptions by the president,........

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