Conservative Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan believes that President Donald Trump could still win the presidency in the 2020 election — but at the moment he appears headed toward defeat.
In her latest column, she notes that Republicans are much more confident than they should be about Trump’s chances, whereas Democrats seem snake-bit and wary of any sort of triumphalism.
“Trump supporters believe he will win because of his special magic, Trump foes fear he will win because of his dark magic,” Noonan writes.
However, she also believes that it’s just as likely that Trump completely lucked out winning the presidency four years ago, and that the chances of him pulling the same trick twice are slim.
“I believe he is not magic and faces a big loss, and from the way he’s acted the week leading up to the debate — flailing about, stirring themeless chaos — so does he,” she writes.
Noonan posits that Trump still appears to have an enthusiasm advantage on his side, as seen by his big campaign rallies — but also points to polling showing that just 39 percent of Americans think the country is better off now than it was four years ago.
Georgia secretary of state: ‘There are those that are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters’
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger warned on Monday that outside groups are trying to take advantage of the "emotions" of President Donald Trump's supporters with false information about the recent and upcoming elections.
"There are those that are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half-truths, misinformation and, frankly, they are misleading the president as well," Raffensperger explained at a Monday press conference.
The Georgia official went on to announce investigations into over 250 claims of election irregularities.
"Upholding the law matters, truth matters, and your vote matters," he insisted. "Anyone telling you to boycott an election is not on your side. You're right to vote is sacred. Don't let someone con you out of it."
The GOP has become the mouthpiece for whatever Fox News ‘propagandists’ want: ex-Ted Cruz aide
In her column for the conservative Bulwark, the former speechwriter for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) explained that once upon a time, the Fox News network and its primetime hosts were cheerleaders for Republican lawmakers but now they call the shots knowing they can make or break conservative politicians by offering or withholding access to the network.
According to Amanda Carpenter, the symbiotic bond between GOP lawmakers and the popular conservative news network resembles the creepy relationship between a parasite and its host.
GOP Gov. Brian Kemp tells Trump he won’t break the law to help him steal Georgia
Republican Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Monday responded to President Donald Trump's latest attacks, in which the president demanded he conduct an impossible-to-perform election audit.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Kemp's office responded to Trump on Monday and told him that the governor would not break the law to help him overturn the already-certified Georgia election results.