Donald Trump fixated on internal poll numbers and attacking Joe Biden.

By |2019-06-11T05:47:17-08:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |4 Comments

Courtesy of NYT:

Late at night, using his old personal cellphone number, President Trump has been calling former advisers who have not heard from him in years, eager to discuss his standing in the polls against the top Democrats in the field — specifically Joseph R. Biden Jr., whom he describes in those conversations as “too old” and “not as popular as people think.”

After being briefed on a devastating 17-state poll conducted by his campaign pollster, Tony Fabrizio, Mr. Trump told aides to deny that his internal polling showed him trailing Mr. Biden in many of the states he needs to win, even though he is also trailing in public polls from key states like Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania. 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.

Mr. Biden seems to have gotten into the president’s head — at least for now. And on Tuesday, the president will engage with him, if indirectly, for the first time during the 2020 campaign when they both make appearances in Iowa.

Mr. Trump’s visit to an ethanol plant in Council Bluffs is an official White House event. But campaign aides see it, as well as a later appearance at a Republican dinner, as an opportunity to both troll Mr. Biden and invigorate a candidate who needs an identifiable opponent to keep his interest and who has been alternately engrossed in and detached from his re-election effort.

According to the article Trump has trouble staying focused during meetings about his reelection campaign and seems to only care about poll numbers which he often wants to be refuted. 

Unless, of course, they are from Rasmussen. 

The only thing which seems to focus Trump is talking about Joe Biden who Trump sees as the main threat to his reelection.

He has attacked Biden in speeches, on Twitter, and in private. 

There is some real fear behind those threats, but his focus on Biden could make him vulnerable to other 2020 hopefuls. 

In the run up to 2008, the Republican party had a whole war chest prepared for taking on Hillary Clinton. 

When Barack Obama won the primary the GOP was caught relatively flat-footed and did not initially have much to work which allowed Obama to define himself and to attract enough support to easily defeat the Republican candidate in the general.  

If Trump only sees Biden as a legitimate threat he will be completely unprepared to deal with an Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, or Corey Booker. 

Which is fine by me.

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  1. OK June 11, 2019 at 8:20 am

    “Here’s the deal: we all know, and I don’t think this is hyperbole, we all know in our gut this election is the most important election we’ve ever engaged in ― and not just because I’m running,”
    Biden on Monday warned that prolonged party infighting would only increase the
    “chances that this fella (Trump) will win.“
    “Everybody knows who Donald Trump is,” “We gotta let them know who we are and who I am.”

  2. FFFF/F June 11, 2019 at 8:34 am

    Abortion rights advocates warned senators that putting Thomas on the Supreme Court would be a disaster for women’s rights.
    Faye Wattleton was president of Planned Parenthood at the time, the first African American person to ever hold the position. She testified against Thomas that day and told HuffPost that she didn’t consider Biden an ally in the abortion fight.

    “It was just a continuation of the uncertainty of dealing with him on this issue, well before the Anita Hill or Clarence Thomas hearings came along,” Wattleton said. She also called his behavior later, handling Hill’s allegations, “inexplicable and outrageous” and “almost circus-like in its comedy.”
    “For Thomas’ views on abortion, the key piece of evidence was a speech he gave at the Heritage Foundation in 1987, in which he praised an essay by a conservative scholar, Lewis Lehrman, that argued a fetus had an “inherent right to life” and called abortion “a holocaust.” Thomas characterized this article as “a splendid example of applying natural law.””

    “Now, in trying to determine whether you are telling falsehoods or not, I have got to determine what your motivation might be. Are you a scorned woman?”

  3. Can I call you Joe? June 11, 2019 at 9:23 am

    “And today on the South Lawn, as the president was leaving for Iowa himself where he will give a speech on renewable energies and then do a campaign style event tonight, I asked the question, Joe Biden is going to say in the speech that you and your policies represent an existential threat to this nation,” Roberts continued.

    “And the president just went off on Biden, calling him basically 1% Joe, not mentally very strong — wait until you hear the comments. This is a back and forth that you would not expect some 17 months out before the election.”

  4. Anonymous June 11, 2019 at 9:52 am

    OMG,the moron even LIES to himself.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if half his “executive” time is spent voting on online polls.

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