And Donald Trump believe’s his handlers who are telling him he’ll perform another miracle in the November 3rd election….
He’s also been burned by trying to do BIG campaign rallies….
He loves the energy, but the cost is in virus infection’s and media beatdowns…..That equal’s bad polling numbers…Something he dearly needs to correct….But has been unable to…
One reason for Trump’s optimism may be that he’s living in a right-wing-media bubble where Biden is presented as a cartoon of a doddering old man controlled by antifa, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—and now Harris. (“Slow Joe” and “Phony Kamala” is how the campaign is already framing the pair.) “Trump keeps asking people, when are voters going to realize Biden is mentally out to lunch?” a Republican briefed on the conversations told me. “But he’s only seeing clips of Biden screwing up.”
As Trump blasts Biden’s age and absence from the trail, Trump campaign staffers are privately frustrated that the president is refusing to get out there himself. Since his disastrous and sparsely attended Tulsa rally in June, Trump has largely cocooned himself inside the White House, leaving only for a few public events and visits to his private clubs. “Trump has told the campaign he only wants to do one or two events a week. They keep putting ideas in front of him, and he is telling them ‘no,’” a Republican close to the campaign told me. One Republican close to the West Wing speculated that Trump doesn’t like doing small events like factory visits because they promote other people’s companies. “He thinks, Why should I do that?” the Republican said.
What would get Trump out of the White House, of course, are rallies. Trump has been fuming to aides about the coronavirus surge, lately blaming Florida governor Ron DeSantis for the exploding numbers. “He thinks Ron has made it a lot worse,” said a Republican who spoke to Trump about the Sunshine State. According to a campaign adviser, Trump is pushing the campaign to figure out a way for him to hold rallies. The current thinking is to plan them outdoors. On Monday, Trump floated that he might hold his convention acceptance speech at Gettysburg. “Rallies are his jam,” the adviser said. “Trump won’t be happy until he is doing multiple rallies a day.”…..