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British Dictate U.S. Election Strategy to Democrats

July 2, 2020 (EIRNS)—A signal piece published by Yahoo Finance on June 30 and headlined “Trump’s Worst Nightmare May Be Happening,” served to conduit a key British component of their strategy for the November U.S. presidential election. Senior columnist Rick Newman, who is also a regular commentator on CNN and NPR, wrote the article based on the “findings” of IHS Markit, which he casually described as a “forecasting firm.” In fact, IHS Markit is a London-based global information provider formed in 2016 with the merger of IHS Inc. and Markit Ltd., with 13,000 (!) employees and annual revenue of $3.6 billion in 2017. One of its subsidiaries is none other than Jane’s Information Group, publisher of London’s authoritative defense publication, Jane’s Defence Weekly—the very heart of British military intelligence.

So what are the marching orders of the British establishment for a strategy to sink Donald Trump, should their efforts to topple him before the November elections fail? “President Trump still has a chance at reelection, but it’s contingent on a quick economic recovery and the containment of the coronavirus. Both may be slipping away,” Newman wrote. Therefore, hang the COVID-19 crisis and the collapsing economy around Trump’s neck like an albatross.

A resurgence of the pandemic in the U.S. could also lead to further economic depression, IHS stated. “If that unfolds,” Newman confided,

“the timing would obviously be terrible for Trump. Voters would be reeling from mounting unemployment and renewed public health fears just as they head to the polls on Nov. 3. No president in modern times has won reelection in the midst or immediate aftermath of a recession, and there’s no reason to think Trump would be an exception. His famous base is loyal, but not large enough.”

On cue, the hapless Joe Biden traveled to his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware on June 30, to hold his first news conference in three months to try to capitalize on what he called Trump’s “historic mismanagement” of the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s almost July and it seems our wartime President has surrendered, waved the white flag and abandoned the battlefield.” Biden announced the release of his plan to fight the pandemic, and immediately got waves of favorable coverage in the media with headlines such as ABC’s: “ ‘Donald Trump Is In Retreat’: Biden Ramps Up Attacks on COVID-19 Response amid Rise in Cases Nationwide.”

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