“President Trump’s go-it-alone presidency crested on Thursday with a suggestion that the country delay the November election,” Politico reports.
“The idea undercut allies and aides who months ago accused Joe Biden of promoting ‘conspiracy theory ramblings’ by predicting Trump would do this very thing. It aggravated his own negotiations on Capitol Hill, emboldening Democrats who want more election funding. And it forced Trump’s supporters either to defend the president’s musings as a savvy attempt to troll and distract his critics, or to insist it was just the president playing thoughtless pundit.”
“Notably, many people he needed to play along — particularly Congress, which has the power to change an election date — refused even to engage.”Save to Favorites