Trump, unlike most modern incumbents, speaks infrequently with aides about what he would want to accomplish with a second term
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
Smart, knowing campaign piece by ⁦⁩ & ⁦⁩ on Trump — obsessed with Biden, bored with long-term strategy. Bonus nugget: he’s using his old personal cell phone.
“After being briefed on a devastating 17-state poll conducted by his campaign pollster, Mr. Trump told aides to deny that his polling showed him trailing Mr. Biden in states he needs to win, like Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania.” via ⁦
A big change since 2016 - Trump once upon a time obsessed about the campaign spending, when it was his money being spent. Now that it’s funded by donors, he isn’t focused on it. ⁦⁩ and me
Engrossed and detached: He insists on having final approval over the songs on his campaign playlist, as well as the campaign merchandise, but he has never asked to see a budget for 2019.
He insists on having final approval over the song playlist, but never asked to see his campaign’s budget. Fantastic ⁦⁩ look at Trump and 2020>>>
“Trump insists on having final approval over the songs on his campaign playlist, as well as the campaign merchandise, but he has never asked to see a budget for 2019”
Trump is reportedly in denial about his bleak internal polling
"And when top-line details of the polling leaked, including numbers showing the president lagging in a cluster of critical Rust Belt states, Mr. Trump instructed aides to say publicly that other data showed him doing well."
“Unlike nearly every recent modern president who sought re-election, Mr. Trump rarely if ever speaks to aides about what he hopes to accomplish with what would be a hard-won second term; his interest is entirely in the present...”
Oh how much would I love to watch the priceless artistry of briefing on these numbers
There is a giant serving of details here from inside the Trump reelection campaign, in this story. Well worth reading
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
Trump lies about EVERYTHING (from polls to firing Mueller) -- and the dupes at Fox, in rightwing media and R's take him at face value.
Public polls show Trump losing to Biden in Michigan, TX & PA. Trump's own internal poll shows him trailing Biden in "a cluster of critical Rust Belt states." DON'T THEY KNOW HE MOVED THE EMBASSY?
this is the news that Trump has just denied/confirmed via Twitter
NYT report on Trump campaign strategy: Persuade his core voters that he's TRYING to keep his immigration promises, but "is being stopped by intractable political forces." Coulter campaign strategy: Keep your promises.
POTUS has been using his old cell to call former advisors to talk to them about the 2020 campaign. Specifically, where he stands against Biden. He has also told aides to deny his polling shows him trailing Biden in many states report
Trump’s relationship to the re-election fight depends on the day. via ⁦⁩ and me
I’m beginning to think Trump’s loyal aides are not that loyal.
Trump tells aides to downplay public polls by highlighting non-existent ones.