Joe Biden was more presidential in 90 minutes than Donald Trump has been in four long years, let alone in his 60-minute flop-sweat attempt at counter-programming.
Rick Wilson is the author of Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever. He is a national Republican political strategist and media consultant based in Florida who has produced television for governors, U.S. Senate candidates, super PACS, and corporations. He’s on Twitter at @therickwilson.
President Superspreader and those closest to him are feeling the pain of his reckless, moronic decisions.
You didn’t think this president was going to prepare like a grown-ass adult, did you? From the family to the Vichy staff, here are three more likely scenarios.
This wasn’t a president trying to calmly lead the nation through crisis; this was Trump simply not giving a f--k.
Everything up until now has been the good times. These next two months are going to be like nothing we’ve ever seen.
His worshippers just occupied the party's temple, threw out its sacraments and put in a personal oath of loyalty. For good measure, he replaced the priests with his family members.
In Trump’s world, the political utility of having a closet of conspiracy-crazed boomer rubes is worth the downsides.
This is what it looks like when a media junkie president gets the shakes from withdrawal.
This isn’t a presidential campaign ready to suddenly emerge with a cadre of competent adults in the room. It isn’t a campaign ready to convert from distress to comeback.
He pretended he was too rich to be bought. Now we know that he’d chase a dollar bill on a string through a trailer park, and that he’s sold this country on the cheap.