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America deserves patriotic debatable debate

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By Martin Schram

Throughout this most disastrous year in U.S. presidential history, President Donald Trump dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic perils by first denying we even had a problem. Then declaring he fixed it. Then pointlessly chasing around in circles, except when he was pausing to proclaim we had finally "rounded the corner."

So it surprised no one when, in his very first answer at Thursday night's final 2020 campaign debate, Trump declared: "We're rounding the turn. We're rounding the corner. It's going away."

Nor did it surprise us when we awoke Friday to see this breaking news stretched across our news screens. MSNBC: "Coronavirus Pandemic: U.S. sets new record for daily COVID-19 cases. Some say it's so 2020. Others say it's so Trump. But we know they are not mutually exclusive. And we know there is one thing more that really troubles all of us, deep down. Even those who are definitely voting for Trump.

We all cannot really understand or justify why it is that the president has seemed so willing to put in grave pandemic peril his most trusting and faithful political supporters ― just to secure the sort of video news scenes that........

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