Donald Trump has mostly spent the past two and a half years in hiding, only occasionally surfacing in public (and coming off as senile whenever he has). For the most part Trump has simply sat at home and whined about how horribly things are going for him, even as he’s been indicted and arrested over and over again. He’s finished, and on his more lucid days, he knows it.
But Trump is still pretending he’s a 2024 candidate, and so he has to occasionally surface in order to keep up appearances. To that end, he and his handlers were planning to have him hold an event with autoworkers this week. Trump and his Republican Party are exceedingly anti-union, but this was Trump’s attempt at goading a complicit media into portraying him as caring about the working class.
The thing is, President Joe Biden and his people are far more politically savvy than a senile Trump or his inept advisers. So Biden is now set to join striking autoworkers on the picket line, in a move that will get far more publicity than Trump’s autoworker photo op. To give you an idea of just how badly this is backfiring on Trump, he’s now throwing a complete fit about it.
Trump is now insisting that he only set up his autoworker event to try to get President Biden “off his lazy a..” – as if anyone is going to believe that. Trump then announced to autoworkers that “MAKE YOU RICH.” Well okay then.
What we’re seeing is Donald Trump losing, knowing that he’s losing, and whining about how he’s losing. If he thought he was clever for scheduling a one-off autoworker event, suffice it to say that President Biden has all too easily figured out how to outwit Trump. That’s partly because Trump is senile, and partly because Biden is really good at this.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report