no matter 'how he would have tried to deal with it, Democrats would have still weaponized it and put the blame on Trump, I 'suspect, but maybe wrong suspicion.
i'm sure the democrats would have criticized his covid response no matter what. But if he had actually done a good job, it wouldn't have done anything. If people thought his response was a good one they wouldn't have cared what the democrats say.
I'd imagine if Covid19 hadn't popped up, Trump would have won.
maybe, but we will never really know.
But in my opinion, Covid was trump's golden opportunity. All he had to do was take it a bit more seriously and he would have crushed this election. Public opinion was overwhelmingly in favor of taking the crisis more seriously. But he just kept undermining it, questioning if it was real, if it would all magically disappear, if it was better to just let hundreds of thousands of people die to protect money. People did not like that.
If he had come out in the early crisis and told everyone to take it seriously, to social distance and wear masks, I think he would have won big. Instead he royally screwed himself by showing everyone his incompetence and disdain for people's lives in probably the only real national crisis of his presidency.