At a White House meeting Trump & Co. was briefed up on what EVERYONE knows….
Donald Trump isn’t helping the party hold their majority in the US House come next year….
And that could also involve the US Senate….
All of this has quieted Trump’s ‘Red wave’ bullshit….
Of course Trump’s response to the briefing has been to complain about what losing the midterms would be for him…..And he just keeps doing things like fighting the Puerto Rico death toll numbers WHILE we have a another Hurricane working….
White House aides say Trump is getting regular briefings on the political landscape and is aware of the increasingly grim polling, even though he’s predicted a “red wave” for Republicans on Twitter and at campaign rallies. Aides say Trump’s sober briefings from GOP officials are sometimes offset by the frequent conversations he has with a cadre of outside advisers who paint a sunnier picture of the electoral landscape and remind the president of his upset victory in 2016.
The paradox for Republicans is that most Americans are largely satisfied with the economy, according to numerous surveys. But the party has struggled to keep the economy centered at the center of the election debate. Trump keeps thrusting other issues to the forefront, including his frustration with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and his intense anger with unflattering portrayals of his presidency in a book by journalist Bob Woodward and an anonymous editorial from a senior administration official that was published in the New York Times. He stunned some backers Thursday when he disputed the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria, just as another storm was barreling toward the East Coast…..
Jonathan Swan: “A source who has seen recent polling, conducted by the Republican National Committee, told me the data show that a majority of Trump voters don’t believe the mountain of evidence that Democrats will win back the House in November.”
Key finding: “57% of strong Trump supporters believe it’s unlikely Democrats win the House.”
“This disbelief freaked out Republican strategists who want their voters to be panicked enough to vote in November.”