President of the United States now echoing his son, smearing his rival as pedophile (you can find the RT)

This image is of Defense Sec Ash Carter and his wife, who has said how appreciative she was of Biden calming her in tense moment…
Also: the above and below neatly illustrate the gap between reality of Trump & what his own advisers wish him to be.

Minutes before he presides over diplomatic event meant to cast him as a statesman he’s pushing out some rando tweet accusing Biden of pedophilia
And here’s Jared not responding to the president pushing pedophilia accusations & clearly being irritated at the reminder of the president’s actions

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15 Sep

A few more thoughts

I spoke to voters in Venice, Sarasota, St Armands (just across the water) and Longboat Key. Mostly retirees.

The bulk of the conversations reflected the polarized times: people knew who they were supporting and had strong feelings about the race.

But there were nuances...
Biden supporters would shoot a look that said "how could you even ask, ya dope" when asked why they were supporting him.It was, to them, self-evident: because Trump!

Trump supporters were more mixed. A few were hardcore. But most injected some to-be-sure note
Read 14 tweets
21 Aug
The Democratic primary electorate looks a lot smarter tonight
Rationale was always straightforward, and it was the theme all week: he's a good man, who's had some tough knocks and he can win the general election.
Key difference between Rs and Ds is that Ds have a pragmatic party base focused on electability: black voters.

Keep thinking of two SC Dems who distilled this cycle...
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8 Aug
NEW: Trump’s Mt Rushmore speech got the headlines

But it’s Noem’s unexpected trip back to DC w Lewandowski & Trump on AF One that has gripped SoDak + Pence for a month

VP intrigue, ‘24 plotting & mistrust

A tale for our Trumpian times w @maggieNYT >…
Just over 2 weeks later, Noem flew back to DC. This time WH staff kept her away from Trump

But Pence happily put his meeting w her on public sked & his folks relayed after that she was v much a team player

1 Pence person floats that perhaps she could help....w their debate prep
Trump has been talking to Noem for 3 years about being added to Rushmore. Check her recounting in video below - she at first assumed he was joking.

But WH staff know better & last ya asked Noem folks about process for adding to the monument
Read 7 tweets
6 Aug
The latest Biden gaffes reflect:

a) the real/perceived risk he poses to himself, anxiety he causes in staff and why so many Dems are thrilled there is no real public campaign

b) how much Trump was depending on Biden gaffes & how little land they have to live off of now
Covid and admin handling thereof has made this as close to a single-issue election as we’ve had in some time.

But Trump’s penchant for always being at the center of attention has also overwhelmed Biden’s gaffes (more...)
.@maggieNYT & I wrote about the most vivid example:

Biden does “you ain’t black” on a Friday

By the following week, Trump has disappeared it by going on an extended jag accusing @JoeNBC of murder one.…
Read 4 tweets
11 Jul
NEW: Biden is facing rising pressure to go big, maximize this cycle

-Texas Dems made their case on conf call w Biden brass Thurs
-Sherrod is banging the drum for OH-IO
-Schumer says Biden told him he'll help in *non-prez battleground* Senate races >…
No state offers the temptation, or payoff, of TX: blocks any GOP path to the WH, this year and beyond, has most competitive House races of any state + state House/Sup Court control are crucial for redistricting


it has 20 markets & Biden folks don't want to spend the $
Biden "is cautiously optimistic about Texas, but those of us on the ground are more optimistic than they are," says @FilemonVela, an early Biden supporter who, along w other Texas Dems, made the case to @jomalleydillon this week >…
Read 7 tweets
2 Jul

Trump may have hit his political bottom in June

But Jared said the campaign’s plan let Trump decide the way ahead

“He’s really the campaign manager at the end of the day."

A dive w @maggieNYT @alexburnsNYT >…
The recurring theme, from Republicans inside and outside the White House: resignation.

They know a Trump reset isn’t coming.

“He is who he is. People know who he is. You think he’s going to change?” said @SenRickScott
What continues to amaze Rs, though, is how consumed Trump is w primary voters.

Knowing this, his staff soothes him by trumpeting his W-L record - and wields it as a cudgel on the hill

The WH emailed @NRSC w a msg for Senate chiefs

The message read:
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