Trump, like Herbert Hoover, the person who doesn't care. Biden can make it stick.

Trump, like Herbert Hoover, the person who doesn't care. Biden can make it stick.
At a recent White House event, when small business owners expressed their anguish over the economic devastation of the coronovirus shutdown, President Donald Trump made his boredom clear. He scrolled down his phone and tweeted about a contentious dispute. However, this was only a particularly clear demonstration of Trump's lack of concern about the sufferings of his constituents. The President has shown almost no sympathy or concern for the more than 125,000 Americans who died of COVID-19 or 21 million new unemployed. And they ignored the pain and anger of millions of people protesting in almost every American city against systemic racism and police violence.

This extreme lack of sympathy, combined with his strange and uncertain response to a series of cascading crises, has made it easy for Biden to label Trump with the words that Franklin Roosevelt, who is in the same time as the economic disaster , Applied so efficiently. Herbert Hoover: "The Man Who Doesn't Care".

Hoover distance

In the 1932 race, President Hoover should have been a very difficult target for this attack. Eventually, Hoover had risen to fame in his almost miraculous works on Charitable Logistics. During the German occupation of World War I, Hoover helped the United States feed Belgium and northern France, leaving 9 million people with starvation. During the United States' involvement in the war, he directed efforts to keep food flowing to those who desperately needed it.

By 1922, Hoover, a strong Bolshevik, was helping feed 18 million Russians. Later, author Maxim Gorky wrote to Hoover: "In the whole history of human suffering, I know ... there is no achievement that, in terms of magnitude and generosity, can be compared to the relief that actually Has been achieved. "

Yet despite Hoover's incredible philanthropic record, Roosevelt's campaign was able to portray the president as ruthless, far from the misery that surrounded him and made him uneven in the task of saving the nation from the Great Depression. Hoover himself opened the door to this charge. They acted ruthlessly, violently dispersing veterans of the Great War, who had sent troops to camp in Washington, and demanded their bonus payments. He was controversial, criticized conspiracy theories, and pushed the Senate to investigate Wall Street firms for deliberately overthrowing the stock market in an effort to deliberately hurt. And he was deliberately blind, refusing to believe his own experts about the horrors of economic catastrophe.

As the historian William Luchtenberg said, by the summer of 1932, it was all coming to a head. "The country was convinced that Hoover ... was indifferent to the victim," he said, acting unfairly and offering inadequately inadequate policies.

Trump's equality for Hoover

In the summer of 2020, it should be familiar with the sound. Our current president is elevated, clearing the way for a strange photo shoot outside a church to evacuate peaceful protesters outside the White House to use force. He is a past, talking nonsense about plotting against former President Obama, Twitter, and apparently, whoever sends his ballot. And he is out of touch with reality, against all the evidence, insisting that his administration "get the moment and prevail", that COVID-19's death rate increases, that miracles heal, and that That is a commentary to date. Around the corner .

Above all, Trump is someone who does not care. He does not feel your pain. It does not mourn the dead, nor does it comfort the victims nor does it support those who fight. He does not consider their words or worry that they may have consequences. He does not listen to experts or consider his options.

It does not take any responsibility.

The COVID crisis has ensured that this election, like the previous president of 1932, is a referendum. Instead of choosing between two competing visuals, voters in 2020 will primarily decide whether they want more from what they want from Donald Trump.

There are two sides to that coin. Voters will make an intellectual decision, weighing actions and policies. Did Trump take rapid steps against the virus? Was your response too big? Have you properly opposed police violence?

But they will also make an emotional decision. They know that whatever they choose will affect their four-year speeches. Taking that decision, voters should be reminded whether they believe Trump has any real investment in them. Do you understand their lives, their struggles and their fears? Do you think people like him care deeply and emotionally?

In a recent speech, propelled in a proclamation, Joe Biden said: "This is the presidency. The duty to care. Take care of all of us. Not the only ones who vote for us ... not only ours Donors, but also to all of us. " .

In 1932, FDR was able to convince voters that Herbert Hoover, a well-known humanist, did not care about the devastation of depression among ordinary Americans. Certainly in 2020, Biden can accuse Donald Trump of making one such accusation every day that he only cares about himself.

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