This is a particularly nutty day for Donald Trump. He’s making a lot less sense than usual and that’s saying quite a lot. The highlight so far is that the Democrats “shouldn’t be allowed to win” the 2020 election. Hoe Kay.
“They view this [coronavirus] as a campaign issue…they want to try and win an election that they shouldn’t be allowed to win, based on the fact that we have done a great job. We built the greatest economy in the world — I’ll do it a second time — we got “artificially stopped” by a virus that nobody ever thought possible.” This has to be heard to be believed.
Trump's case for his own reelection is all about what he did before the pandemic he wasn't prepared for hit, as well as weak Obama whataboutism. Doesn't bode great for him. pic.twitter.com/K8ZoQO7xDw
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 6, 2020
Intriguing that he thinks that “nobody ever thought” a pandemic could happen — when there were trained experts on the national security council, who Trump fired. It’s a bit like somebody driving a flatbed full of dynamite, soaked with gasoline, on an icy road and after the tremendous explosion, saying, “Nobody ever thought possible that one truck could ever cause this much damage.” Well, maybe the people who know not to transport dynamite, let alone soaked in gasoline, on a flatbed know the potential damage. And maybe a real president wouldn’t have gutted the pandemic response team, knowing full well how overwhelming a pandemic can be, and that it’s something that can always happen, so be prepared. A little bit like the people who cancel car insurance because they think it’s an unnecessary expense and then they find out just how necessary the expense was.
But if this is Trump’s best argument for reelection, he’s more pathetic than I thought. And that, too, is saying a lot. But I have to commend him on this: this clip and others from today’s presser are going to make great attack ad fodder. I can’t wait.