Final week, Joe Biden laid a entice for Donald Trump, in addition to your complete Republican Celebration, and TFG fell for it, hook, line, and sinker.
As has been famous repeatedly, Republicans desperately wished the upcoming midterm elections to be a referendum on Biden: the withdrawal from Afghanistan, inflation, gasoline costs, the border, race, and the rest they may blame on the present president, even when (just like the withdrawal from Afghanistan) it was one thing that Trump precipitated. And regardless that Biden isn’t truly on the poll. The GOP wanted to ensure the election wasn’t about Trump.
So Biden baited Trump, attacking him. Even worse, he gave a speech that was extra like one in every of Trump’s rallies than a typical Democratic speech. That will need to have actually gotten beneath Trump’s pores and skin.
48 hours later, Biden’s goading labored. Trump was scheduled to provide one in every of his trademark rallies in Pennsylvania, in help of two Republican candidates who Trump had endorsed. What adopted was ugly, strident, narcissistic, and fully and completely about Trump. As a substitute of selling the 2 candidates who had been truly working for workplace, Trump denounced the state’s largest city (the place Biden had given his speech), saying “I feel Philadelphia was an important option to make this speech of hatred and anger.” Trump complained that “Final yr, town set an all-time homicide document with 560 homicides and it’s on monitor to shatter that document once more in 2022.”
However Trump primarily complained concerning the FBI, calling them and the DOJ “vicious monsters.” He known as Biden an “enemy of the state”. He even attacked the Republican chief of the Senate, saying he “needs to be ashamed”. And naturally, Trump additionally unfold his typical lies, claiming that in 2020 he received the favored vote in Pennsylvania, when he truly misplaced it by greater than 80,000 votes.
After all, Republicans needed to help Trump, as a way to appease his base. So now, the midterm election is all about Trump. It’s virtually like each Republican identify on each midterm poll has been modified to Trump’s identify. And do not forget that Trump misplaced the favored vote in 2016, management of the Home in 2018, the Senate in 2021, and the presidency in 2020. The one factor he didn’t lose was the Supreme Court docket, however that was completed utilizing soiled methods, and led to overturning Roe v. Wade, which is wildly unpopular, even in crimson states.
Let’s hope Trump simply misplaced the midterms.