The Democratic Party has announced the re-scheduling of its presidential convention in Milwaukee. Originally planned for July, it will now take place in August due to concerns about the coronavirus.

While Senator Bernie Sanders is still in the race, former Vice President Joe Biden has a virtually insurmountable lead based on the current delegate count and analysis of states still to vote (if indeed any more voting is allowed).

More than a dozen states have announced delays of their scheduled primaries to either May or June.

Both candidates are in the high-risk age group for catching the virus: Mr. Biden is 77, Senator Sanders is 78. Both have suspended their in-person campaigns.

President Trump, 73 years old and avid consumer of fast food, has also suspended political rallies.

TREND FORECAST: We maintain one of our 2020 Top Trends, “Trump by Default.” By November, the worst of the coronavirus will have subsided and, minus a wild card/black swan event, the main campaign topic will be “It’s the economy, stupid.”

Indeed, as the impact of the “Greatest Depression” sweeps across America, jobs and money will be the major campaign topic. On that issue, considering Trump’s business aggressiveness and Biden’s middle-of-the-road record, we forecast a hungry, desperate public will buy the Trump economic recovery plan.

  1. Craig Bradley 4 months ago


    Author Nassim Taleb said in a recent interview the corona virus pandemic-panic was “Not” a ‘Black Swan’, but instead, a White Swan. Nassim draws the distinction because he previously discussed the odds of a national pandemic back in 2007. Nassim’s professional opinion is since it was predictable as to eventual occurrence, then the government could have been better prepared, but as usual, they did not feel so inclined until afterwards. Its always that way too. Politicians are always reactive not never proactive. Its is what it is.

    Author and columnist Bill O’Reilly’s latest opinion on his podcast is that President Trump may lose unless a corona virus cure can be found. A vaccine would have to be developed by June, approved by the FDA, and administered to the general population BEFORE the Nov. Presidential Election. ( I understand that is highly unlikely unless its a trademarked vaccine owned by Bill Gates and the Gates Foundation). So, its not necessarily a default that President Trump keeps his job if another candidate gets the Democratic Party Nomination in the July Democratic Convention in Detroit, Mich. this coming July. Its sure will not be Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders.

    So, it may all boil-down to the people being given a vaccine. ( May I suggest a placebo for convenience sake). Fake News, Fake Medicine, so how about a Fake Vaccine, as well. In today’s world, authenticity is not a common criteria anymore, at least for the masses. If everyone buys it, then you have President Trump for 4 more years. It all comes down to confidence. However, I do worry who comes AFTER President Trump.

  2. 4 months ago

    What is covid 19? Is it like the flu but it different strain?

    • Jay Jericho 4 months ago

      Hey Jimmy
      Great question!
      As a non-medical man, I made the same flawed connection in writing and was roasted online. Coronavirus is a virus and Flu is influenza. Beyond that I know little. Both can infect the respiratory system and cause sickness or death. Ebola was a virus. Swine/Bird Flu were influenza strands. A DuckDuckGo search that compares flu and virus may be best.’ I like this article above – I almost never watch the political theater primary puppet fake rigged debates.

Leave a reply

©2020 The Trends Journal

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?