How severe of a swing and miss did Donald Trump take today when he tweeted a threat to postpone the election? Even his biggest Republican allies quickly declared that Trump can’t do any such thing, and that the election will obviously proceed as scheduled.
Now Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, is destroying Trump for even making such an empty threat:
You can rant all you like.
Spread all the lies you want.
Stoke all the fear and division you desire.
We voted during the Civil War.
We voted during World War II.
And nothing that you can do or say will stop us from voting you out of office on November 3, 2020. https://t.co/dPtkmuK38B
— Adam Schiff (@AdamSchiff) July 30, 2020
By revealing that he wishes he could postpone the election, Donald Trump also by default admitted that he doesn’t think he has any real chance of winning in November. This is a display of weakness and vulnerability on his part. It’s an opportunity for us to double down on voter registration and turnout, and really run up the score.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report