As I've been saying, Roberts sees which way the wind is blowing ahead of November. https://t.co/hziT5gxUax
— Neera Tanden (@neeratanden) June 29, 2020
Back during the original Gilded Age, when Americans were first debating our then-new power over the misfortunate citizens of Puerto Rico, political commentor Finley Peter Dunne famously remarked “no matter whether the constitution follows the flag or not, the Supreme Court follows the election returns“. The only credit I’ll give Chief Justice Roberts for his recent decisions in regard to protecting LBGTQ workers’ rights and pregnant women’s bodily autonomy is that he does, indeed, seem to be following the polls… and those polls do not look good for Roberts’ ‘conservative’ Republican fellows.
Until today, GOP satisfaction with how things are going in the US had been above 50% for nearly all of Trump’s presidency.
— Michael Del Moro (@MikeDelMoro) June 30, 2020
— Josh Barro (@jbarro) June 28, 2020
Horse-race touts at Politico — “Trump admits it: He’s losing”:
The president has privately come to that grim realization in recent days, multiple people close to him told POLITICO, amid a mountain of bad polling and warnings from some of his staunchest allies that he’s on course to be a one-term president…
What should have been an easy interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday horrified advisers when Trump offered a rambling, non-responsive answer to a simple question about his goals for a second term. In the same appearance, the normally self-assured president offered a tacit acknowledgment that he might lose when he said that Joe Biden is “gonna be your president because some people don’t love me, maybe.”
In the hours after the interview aired, questions swirled within his inner circle about whether his heart was truly in it when it comes to seeking reelection.
Trump has time to rebound, and the political environment could improve for him. But interviews with more than a half-dozen people close to the president depicted a reelection effort badly in need of direction — and an unfocused candidate who repeatedly undermines himself.
“Under the current trajectory, President Trump is on the precipice of one of the worst electoral defeats in modern presidential elections and the worst historically for an incumbent president,” said former Trump political adviser Sam Nunberg, who remains a supporter…
Imagine being a “billionaire” and the President of the United States and having the audacity to whine about things being rigged against you.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 30, 2020
the entire white house is controlled by the fox news studio and right now they’re having very serious discussions about what the hell are we going to do here next year if this guy doesn’t get his shit back together
— kilgore trout, a ramp with no steps (@KT_So_It_Goes) June 30, 2020