these leaks are lies designed to impress the Morning Joe green room, republicans don’t actually believe this https://t.co/lnWNQShZkh
— local jack please ban the nazis person (@pleizar) April 25, 2020
Oh, I’m pretty sure the mainstream GOP believes their reality-show clown squatting in the Oval Office could damage The Brand beyond hope of cheating their way into another asterisk’d “win”. They’re just hoping to throw him off the sledge so the wolves won’t eat the rest of them, IMO.
Dutiful beat-sweetner, from the NYTimes — “Nervous Republicans See Trump Sinking, and Taking Senate With Him”:
… The scale of the G.O.P.’s challenge has crystallized in the last week. With 26 million Americans now having filed for unemployment benefits, Mr. Trump’s standing in states that he carried in 2016 looks increasingly wobbly: New surveys show him trailing significantly in battleground states like Michigan and Pennsylvania, and he is even narrowly behind in must-win Florida…
Perhaps most significantly, Mr. Trump’s single best advantage as an incumbent — his access to the bully pulpit — has effectively become a platform for self-sabotage.
His daily news briefings on the coronavirus outbreak are inflicting grave damage on his political standing, Republicans believe, and his recent remarks about combating the virus with sunlight and disinfectant were a breaking point for a number of senior party officials….
Glen Bolger, a longtime Republican pollster, said the landscape for his party had become far grimmer compared with the pre-virus plan to run almost singularly around the country’s prosperity.
“With the economy in free-fall, Republicans face a very challenging environment and it’s a total shift from where we were a few months ago,” Mr. Bolger said. “Democrats are angry, and now we have the foundation of the campaign yanked out from underneath us.”…
If jingoism and xenophobia can’t help us, how can we be expected to ‘win’?