Diabetic Cyborg Life 8/05: The Trap is Set
Trump shall “hoist with his own petard,” in an attempt to win that will end his run for 2020. Shakespeare’s phrase, “hoist with his own petard”, is an idiom that means “to be harmed by one’s own plan to harm someone else.” Or “to fall into one’s own trap”, implying that one could be lifted (blown) upward by one’s own bomb, or in other words, be foiled by one’s own plan.
The trap for Trump is assuming the traditional “red states” that are proven, will stay that way when COVID has corrupted that assumption. COVID will prove to be the “x-factor” that is the foil to their trap in just over 100 days. That day, November 3rd, will show how his failure to combat the virus he let become so pervasive, will be his undoing.
His own tyranny and blaming of everyone will indeed come back with the vengeance and be his undoing. Trump’s constant wish to pass the blame and to give others leadership to govern the policies for combating COVID is derelict of his duty as president.