Outcome C: Donald Trump recovers, and is back out campaigning within a week. Probability: more than 70 per cent. Consequence: he still loses the election (just look at the numbers), but he is fit and able to build on the foundations he has already laid and lead a campaign from the White House (not necessarily non-violent) to dispute the postal vote.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump, pictured Oct. 4, 2020, during a drive-by outside of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. We must recognize the possibility that Outcome C in some form is already inevitable because Mr. Trump contracted COVID days earlier, concealed it, and is already safely past Day 10. In which case this entire drama is just pantomime, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour
LONDON, U.K.—Now is when it gets interesting.
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Government House Leader Pablo Rodriguez dodged questions if the government was responsible for setting the stage for a stand-off that could trigger an election, saying the question should be asked of the Conservatives.
Global Brief magazine editor Irvin Studin says politicians and policy-makers' thinking is 'too small, it’s too linear, it’s too path dependent, and it looks increasingly absurd as these systemic crises.'