The November 2023 elections were the latest reminder that mainstream Americans are no longer buying what the Republicans are selling, now that “Republican” pretty much equals “Donald Trump.”
If you’re Trump, the very last thing you want people talking about is the November 2023 elections. In fact Trump is lucky that, in its haste to pretend that Joe Biden is in trouble, the media has largely downplayed just how devastating the 2023 elections were for Trump and the Republicans.
But Trump (or whoever is running his Truth Social account at this point) is now making a point of bragging about how the Republicans did in Louisiana in the 2023 elections. This is like losing a football game by 40 points and then bragging about that one good play your team made. All you’re doing is reminding everyone of your loss.
Trump seems to be in denial about just how poorly the 2023 elections went for him and his party. Or maybe his handlers are trying to keep his senile mind in the game by convincing him that the 2023 elections somehow went well for him. Either way, Trump is in denial. As always, he’s more interested in pretending he won than in figuring out how to win.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report