NBC News’ Sahil Kapur reports that Trump has had trouble making his voters frightened of Biden, which is why he’s now turning his focus to vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris.
“In attacks that critics decry as sexist and racist, Trump has sought to convince voters that supporting him is needed to stop Harris, whom he paints as too liberal and as being groomed to usurp the presidency,” he writes.
Stephanie Cutter, a co-founder of the consulting firm Precision Strategies, tells Kapur that Trump is trying to run “a combination of trying to make Biden look feeble and doing some race-baiting on Kamala.”
However, she also predicted that both attacks would flop.
“He’s had a hard time getting anything to really stick to Joe Biden — whether it’s ‘sleepy Joe’ or ‘liberal Joe,'” she said. “Now he’s suggesting performance enhancing drugs. Nothing is sticking because people have a pretty good sense of Joe Biden and what is at his core.”
Republican consultant Matt Gorman shared a similar assessment.
“People vote for the presidential nominee, not the vice presidential nominee,” he said. “The focus needs to be on defining Joe Biden.”
Trump’s website hacked and defaced to stop the ‘fake-news’ spread by the president: report
President Donald Trump's website appeared to have been briefly hacked on Tuesday -- one week before the 2020 presidential campaign.
Visitors to the site briefly saw a fake DOJ takedown notice.
"This site was seized," the message read. "The world has had enough of the fake-news spreaded (sic) by President Donald J. Trump."
"It is time to allow the world to know the truth," the message continued.
The message also claimed "secret conversations" prove the Trump administration "is involved in the origin of the coronavirus."
There is no evidence that is the case, experts believe the virus originated in China.
3 ex-Trump Organization executives explain why the president is a disaster — and they’re voting for Biden
MSNBC's Ari Melber asked his guests Tuesday why, specifically, they thought Joe Biden might be better than Trump for America now right now.
"It comes down to one simple thing for me, Ari, and that's race. He's with a man that understands and appreciates diversity over this nation. I think Biden does and I know for a fact Trump doesn't. He will never appreciate the diversity that made this country great," Jack O'Donnell said.
Melania Trump turns her back on #BeBest campaign — and praises husband’s insane tweets at MAGA rally
First lady Melania Trump on Tuesday suggested her husband's unhinged and factually-challenged tweets were actually a good thing for America.
The comments came in stark contrast to the message of her #BeBest campaign against online bullying.
"For the first time in history, the citizens of this country get to hear directly and instantly from their president every single day through social media," she said at a campaign rally in Atglen, Pennsylvania while reading prepared remarks off a teleprompter.
The crowd applauded.
"I do not always agree what -- they way he says things, but it is important to him that he speaks directly to the people he serves," she said.