As Donald Trump’s reelection prospects get uglier by the day, and his troubles continue to mount, he appears to be growing more delusional by the hour. There are stretches where he gives away that he knows he’s in trouble. But more often he seems lost in a haze of wishful thinking about how this is all going to magically work out for him.
Take this tweet, for instance: “We just got 50% in Rasmussen, and much higher in our internal polls. We are doing a new ad campaign on Sleepy Joe Biden that will be out on Monday. He has been brought even further LEFT than Crazy Bernie Sanders ever thought possible. By the way, Bernie’s people love me on Trade!”
Who’s going to be the one to tell Donald Trump that none of the above is accurate? Rasmussen isn’t a legitimate poll; he’s doing far worse in every other public poll. And when it comes to his internal polls, they’re so awful that he just demoted his campaign manager over it. And while Bernie Sanders has fully thrown his weight behind Joe Biden, Bernie would be the first to scoff at the idea that Biden is now somehow to the left of Bernie. Also, there are no Bernie fans who love Trump on trade. This is almost theatrically absurd.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report