Donald Trump stayed up half the night last night, tweet-bragging about how his Republican Party narrowly won a special election in a deeply red district, seemingly unaware that it meant he was in deep trouble heading into 2020. If Trump’s GOP can barely carry the deepest of red districts, it’ll lose everything that’s not deep red, meaning Trump and the GOP will get swept out the door.
Perhaps someone brought Donald Trump down off his sugar high this morning by showing him his latest terrible new 2020 poll numbers, which just happen to more or less line up with all the other 2020 polls being conducted. This caused Trump to go completely berserk in a defensive rampage, while idiotically attacking just about everyone in the process.
Here’s the hallucinatory meltdown that Trump tweeted today, instead of focusing on 9/11: “In a hypothetical poll, done by one of the worst pollsters of them all, the Amazon Washington Post/ABC, which predicted I would lose to Crooked Hillary by 15 points (how did that work out?), Sleepy Joe, Pocahontas and virtually all others would beat me in the General Election This is a phony suppression poll, meant to build up their Democrat partners. I haven’t even started campaigning yet, and am constantly fighting Fake News like Russia, Russia, Russia. Look at North Carolina last night. Dan Bishop, down big in the Polls, WINS. Easier than 2016!”
Several things are wrong here. The Washington Post/ABC didn’t have Trump losing by 15 points in 2016. Amazon has nothing to do with this poll. There is zero evidence that any of the major polls are being slanted against him in any way. Trump has started campaigning for 2020, long before any of his democratic challengers. Dan Bishop wasn’t “down big” in the polls; he was expected to win. In fact we can’t find a single true word in his meltdown. In any case, Trump is losing it worse than ever – even as he’s losing worse than ever.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report