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11/28/2020 4:29:00 PM

Opinion | Trump's overinflated macho persona could still spark international problems in the waning days of his presidency. By BrettBruen.

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We are entering the waning days of the Trump presidency.But just because Trump is about to be kicked out of the White House doesn't mean he can't cause problems on the way out.Trump is looking to bolster his macho, strongman reputation after his electoral loss and that means he could look to flex his muscles as Commander in Chief in his last months as president.

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Brett Bruen was the director of global engagement in the Obama White House and a career American diplomat. He runs the crisis-communications agency Global Situation Room.This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author..The president has had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad year. 

Donald Trump's management of COVID-19 only served to exacerbate the pandemic. As a result, the economy collapsed. Faced with unprecedented outrage over racial injustice, he has worsened the country's wounds. Then there was the election he lost to President-elect Joe Biden.

Given the magnitude of this mess - mostly of his own creation or exacerbation, Trump desperately needs to strengthen his standing before leaving office.His undemocratic efforts to overturn the resultsare not bearing fruit. Instead, it just looks like a whole lot of sour grapes. The legal flailing makes him look weak, which is a very uncomfortable place for such a fragile fellow. Something has to be done before he leaves office to shore up his macho image, especially as he eyes another run in 2024.

He begrudgingly acknowledged reality this week, in his own way.  He did not just lose one election, he lost over three dozen lawsuits and support of key Republicans.  In some ways, this precarious political position increases the likelihood that he could take extreme steps to boost his now badly blemished brand.

Trump is already trying to undermine Joe Biden A key part of Trump'sstrategyis aimed at weakening Biden even before he takes office. Delegitimizing him is only stage one. We are already seeing attempts to saddle him with so many problems, he cannot hope to make much progress. There appears to be little regard for the considerable consequences it creates for our country.

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BrettBruen This claim is disputed BrettBruen Never understand why people think of him a ‘macho’ he’s just a fat, orange bully BrettBruen Republicans need to embrace authoritarian dictatorships because the $2.3 trillion GOPTaxScam isn't enough, while withholding stimulus as if serving the general population is a threat to their existence.

BrettBruen Trump has been reelected president and will serve 4 more years. BrettBruen Trump is very evil BrettBruen Pres. Trump could lose and still win: The outcome would be to re-elect Donald Trump. Pres. Trump doesn't need to do anything other than to simply accept this outcome, which is Constitutional.

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