As states across the nation are preparing to reopen for business Donald Trump is making promises he may not be able to keep. He’s promising an unprecedented economic recovery. Though Trump is making big promises the Washington Post reports those close to him say he has become increasingly nervous.
White House officials told the Post that Trump is “glum and shell-shocked by his declining popularity.” He is reportedly struggling “to process how his fortunes suddenly changed.” Trump believed being reelected in November was a done deal, but the polls are showing that former Vice President Joe Biden has a strong lead. According to Trump’s closest advisors, even his campaign’s internal polls are showing Biden with the lead.
To boost his poll numbers, Trump is planning major rallies across the country this summer. However, the COVID-19 pandemic may stop that from happening.
Reportedly those within Trump’s inner circle are growing more worried about the 2020 presidential election. They know that even if the death tolls from the virus stabilize “the question is, will people become anesthetized to it? Are they willing to accept that?” one White House official stated.
Many of Trump’s closest advisors believe that reopening the country will not accomplish much by itself. Stephen Moore, a conservative economist, says that many Americans will still be cautious and continue to practice shelter-in-place and social distancing.
“I’m the biggest advocate for getting the economy up and running there is, but I have two relatives who think I’m crazy, and they’re not going out of their house no matter what. Just because the president and governors open up a state doesn’t mean that commerce is going to instantly resume. It’s not,” Moore said.