Donald Trump is spending his Friday night panicking

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Donald Trump just about never tells the truth, but he does have a consistent habit of unwittingly giving away exactly what he’s thinking. Trump is the king of projection. The more he insists that something is true, the more it means he knows the opposite is true. And when Trump goes to hyperbolic lengths in making such claims, it means he’s panicked about how the opposite is true.

Trump has now fallen slightly behind in just about every major national poll in the wake of his felony conviction. It’s prompted a shift in the narrative, and it’s sending his prospects into at least somewhat of a downward spiral. So how worried is Trump about this?

Well, he just announced on social media that he’s opened up a ten point national lead over President Biden. That’s right, in response to falling behind in the polls, Trump isn’t merely making the false claim that he’s ahead; he’s making the false claim that he’s ahead by double digits. That’s what you call pure unadulterated panic.

Whether you think the shift in the polls is a big deal or not, Donald Trump clearly thinks it’s a big deal – and it’s causing his unraveling to accelerate. If he has another week of bad polls next week, will he suddenly claim that he’s ahead by twenty points? Two hundred points? He’s a joke at this point.

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