I had breakfast, lunch, and dinner with Matt Schlapp and other very interesting and serious people in Hong Kong. I also took them to a small Hong Kong Freedom Fighter confrontation with police. It was raining like crazy.
Since January, I have been saying loud and clear that there is one candidate in 2020 that can take out President Trump: The Virus.
The Virus can take out President Trump with various forms of attack, divided roughy into two major lines of attack:
1) Direct Attack: virus infects President Trump he either dies or otherwise taken out of action. Secret Service can do little to protect someone who is out shaking hands with globe trotters. And everyone around President Trump including Secret Service are globe trotters.
2) Indirect attack: Economy collapses (stand by--do your shopping now), key members of government are taken down by the virus, or taken down by politics related to first (health), second (economic) or third order effects, etcetera.
This virus represents an existential threat to President Trumps physical body, and very much puts him at risk in all ways. Nobody is immune.
Biden thinks he is running for Senate and so forth -- and he and others also are not immune.
President Trump has been doing very important work against Chinese Communist Party, immigration issues that threaten US national security, and other forms of attack against the United States. But on this issue in particular, President Trump is failing. Miserably. CDC is as compromised as WHO. Surgeon General has zero credibility. And it's only getting worse.
It seems to me at this time that anyone who wishes to run against Trump will do so by:
1) Hunkering down for now and preserving themselves and their staffs. Let the storm ravage everyone who thinks they are big and smart and rich and tough enough to outwit a virus that is 1,000x smarter than any human.
2) Emerge late in 2020 as a contender to compete against whatever remains alive and viable.
I and others have been warning loud and clear since January.
Someone like Bernie could be elected simply by being the last communist standing.
Senator Marco Rubio...where are you? Hunker down. Ron DeSantis. Hunker down. Preserve health.
Prepare for the new world unfolding. Good luck.