Trump has defined the Media as the enemy. Truth cost him the election. That poses real risks.
The lies about the presidential election stoked by President Trump and his co-conspirators, including many Republicans in Congress, are not about election fraud but a brazen attempt to hold onto power by any means necessary, even at the cost of lives and our democracy.
The Big Lie at the root of all the recent chaos, violence, and threat of future armed protests -- that Trump somehow didn't lose an election he clearly lost. Trump being the first US president NOT to concede his defeat has come at a considerable cost
— Threatening to send more secret police into multiple cities — Actively hiding coronavirus data from the public — Implying he won't accept the results of the November election This is all part of Trump's 25-step authoritarian strategy to hold onto power, no matter the cost.
“Trump has suffered a double whammy w/seniors from the coronavirus crisis, both in terms of a dislike for his personal demeanor and disapproval of his policy priorities. If there’s a durable change w/older voters, it could well cost Trump the election.”