Major SCOTUS Decisions & Coronavirus Fears

The David Pakman Show - June 30, 2020

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Insiders: Trump "Fragile," May Drop Out

A Republican Party operative told Fox News that Donald Trump is in an extremely fragile state and that he may drop out of the 2020 presidential race. Fox Business reporter Charlie Gasparino posted on Twitter that “Republican operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that Trump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don't rebound over the weekend.” The President has been trailing significantly in the polls recently, behind Joe Biden by as many as 14 percentage points.

Now here's what I think: I don't think it's going to happen. I don't believe Donald Trump is dropping out. There are plenty of Republicans who think a landslide Trump loss would set up the left for a decade of victories. The issue is that they would have to convince Trump to leave the race willingly, and that doesn’t seem achievable. It is conceivable that Trump would exit the race if he was convinced he had no shot at winning, but short of that, he’ll stay in. This might just be wishful thinking on the part of these Republican operatives.

Trump Officials Believe He Is "Delusional," a Security Threat

There is an absolutely stunning new report from a longtime investigative journalist, Carl Bernstein, about what is going on behind the scenes with Donald Trump. One account is that Trump is completely “delusional” on the basis of a bunch of different phone calls he's had with world leaders. The second account is that Trump's phone calls with world leaders actually represent a security threat. Multiple sources described Trump as bullying and belittling allies while fawning over autocratic leaders. Trump's behavior was said to be so unusual and erratic that it convinced senior administration officials that the President was “delusional.”

While it is important to stress that these are only allegations, they certainly fit with who we know Trump to be. If George W. Bush was said to be bonding with dictators and bragging to them about his business experience, I don’t think I would believe it. Bush was a horrible president, but that’s not who he was. Trump is that kind of president, and that’s why Bernstein’s reporting rings true to me.

From yesterday’s show:

Coronavirus EXPLODES, TX Gov Admits He Opened Too Early

Coronavirus cases have been spiking in recent days, with the United States getting around 40,000 new additional cases per day. The new daily case totals now are surpassing the prior records of mid-April. The states that are hardest-hit at the moment include Texas, Florida, California, and Arizona. The prediction that the virus would subside in the summer has not turned out to be true in the United States.

--More on the show:

--The Supreme Court strikes down an anti-abortion law from Louisiana, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the four more liberal justices in the majority decision

--YouTube, Twitch, and Reddit crack down on hate speech, leading to multiple new bans, including Donald Trump's own Twitch account being temporarily suspended

--Multiple sources assert that Donald Trump was briefed on the Russian bounties story as far back as 2019, directly contradicting the claim from Trump, repeated by his Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany, that he wasn't briefed about it and simply did not know

--Donald Trump's Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defends Donald Trump's retweet of a video where one of his supporters screams "white power"

--Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw continues to spread disinformation, including about Marxism and coronavirus

--Intellectual Dark Web member Eric Weinstein praises David Pakman as being halfway between "woke" and the IDW

--Voicemail caller wonders why people aren't calling for the resignation of Donald Trump

--On the Bonus Show: Seattle protest zone remains intact, chargers are the final roadblock to an electric car future, Iran issues arrest warrant for Donald Trump, much more...

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