there is an 80% consensus trump is mentally unfit for office across the full spectrum of voters. if everyone started being blunt this fact would be more conventional. the only honest disagreement remaining is over whether to put up with it or not.
— kilgore trout, potato thief (@KT_So_It_Goes) May 27, 2020
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) May 27, 2020
Bossie’s an old-school, successful ratfvcker — which is why the #failsons and luzers in Trump’s permanent cortege hate him. Lewandowski’s a no-neck two-bit thug, which probably intimidates Jared and Stephen Miller, and it won’t surprise me when rumors leak out that he tried to throw hands on Parscale. Insert ‘Let them fight’ gif —
… Republicans involved with setting up the Thursday meeting with Trump’s state directors said they were taken aback by Bossie and Lewandowski’s warning. They felt the need to mollify Trump, who has been kept abreast of his reelection effort but hasn’t always been aware of the granular, on-the-ground details.
The sequence, which was described by four people familiar with what transpired, offered the latest snapshot of Trump’s angst about his battleground state standing. With just five months until the election, the president has been privately expressing concern about his poll numbers and senior Republicans are openly sounding alarms about his swing state prospects...
When the discussion turned to Arizona in the Thursday meeting, Trump and his political advisers expressed concern about GOP Sen. Martha McSally’s campaign to win the seat to which she was appointed in 2018. The president waved in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who was there to meet with him on a separate matter, for the discussion.
Those present in the meeting also voiced worry about the prospects of another red state senator, Georgia Republican Kelly Loeffler. The senator had at the time been under federal investigation for stock trades, though the Department of Justice has since dropped the investigation.
Georgia, like Arizona, hasn’t been won by a Democratic presidential candidate in decades. But recent surveys have shown Trump on shaky ground, including one commissioned by the political team of GOP Gov. Brian Kemp that had the president running neck-and-neck with Biden.
On Tuesday, the campaign announced that it was promoting former White House political director Bill Stepien to deputy campaign manager. The move was described as an attempt to provide additional support to campaign manager Brad Parscale, though some in the White House viewed it as a check on Parscale…
Whisper: Mitch McConnell doesn’t care whether Trump wins in November. Mitch has his wife’s multimillions to fall back on, not to mention his own ties to Putin. Mitch would be just as happy to see a Democrat in the Oval Office next year, so he could go back to being ‘the (dis)loyal opposition…
I remember 2016. He absolutely loved holding court on Morning Joe (which happily let him.) They were the rare media figures he saw as equals. He only switched to Fox & Friends out of a bruised ego and he doesn't respect any of those chucklef***s.
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) May 24, 2020
Trump, screaming unmasked spittle over a whirling helicopter: 'well as you saw he likes me again now, he's a patriot. Some called him Cannibal Carl but all the tough guys love Trump. I love tough guys. Obama with his broken tests left the grocery stores empty. I re-opened Meat.'
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) May 27, 2020