Donald Trump ran a highly ineffective 2016 campaign, visited the wrong states, chose messages that failed to expand his base, and was on track to lose badly before he was accidentally bailed out by Comey’s last minute letter. So let’s not make the mistake of thinking that Trump knows what he’s doing in 2020, or that his favorite tactics are in any way effective.
To that end, Donald Trump still insists on putting himself at the center of political attention, whether it be positive or negative attention. Part of this is because his malignant narcissism means he’s clinically addicted to seeking attention. Part of it is because he seems to actually believe that whoever gets the most “likes” on Twitter will win the election.
That brings us to Joe Biden’s tweet from Friday:
I can’t believe I have to say this, but please don’t drink bleach.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) April 24, 2020
That’s right, Joe Biden’s tweet making fun of Donald Trump’s idiocy already has 1.5 million likes in just two days. We’re still digging, but we haven’t been able to find a single Trump tweet that’s ever gotten this many likes. In fact Biden’s tweet is on track to become one of the most-liked tweets in history. Again, tweets and likes don’t win elections. Voter registration and voter turnout do. But Biden is now beating Trump at his own game.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report