The press still doesn’t get Donald Trump. He’ll say something outrageous and when challenged, he will reinforce whatever he said. The press will make that a headline: “Trump Doubles Down On . . . .”
Why is this news? When has Trump ever backed down? It’s as if the press is asking, “Can you believe the stuff this guy is saying?” Really? The real question is, “Can you believe the press is still falling for Trump’s moves?”
Trump’s goal is to dominate the headlines. Giving him a headline for doubling down on a previous outrageous statement just makes his job easier – he doesn’t have to come up with a new one.
This is all the evidence you need to see that the press is still Trump’s bitch.
Most presidential campaigns generate a memorable one-liner. “Where’s the beef?” “There you go again.” “Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.”
Donald Trump uses nicknames instead of clever one-liners. Crooked Hillary. Sleepy Joe. Joe Biden can try a nickname on Trump, but he probably won’t. But he could come up with a one-liner. Why not call out Trump’s tendency to play fast and loose with the facts?
If someone asks him about one of Trump’s lies, Biden can simply respond, “He can’t handle the truth.” If pressed he can add, “That’s why there’s few good men working for him.”
US postal workers are in a bind. Donald Trump is afraid that voting by mail will favor Democrats. So he installed a major supporter as the head of the post office. His objective: break the post office to cripple mail-in voting.
The strategy is working. Overtime for postal workers has been curtailed, hiring is frozen and mail in the US is suffering serious delays.
This leaves postal workers between a rock and a hard place. The only way to get rid of Trump’s person running the post office is for a new president to be elected. To help that happen, the mail will have to be delivered on time. But if they deliver the mail on time, the postal workers will be undermining their case for overtime and more employees.
No matter what you think of Trump, you have to him and his team credit for this move. One can argue that it is not fair to politicize the post office, but when has Trump ever played fair?