The Trump reelection playbook is that Joe Biden has sold out to the radical left, i.e., Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. To that end, Trump did a phone in interview on Fox News Thursday and he described how Biden was going to pass a massive tax hike that none other than AOC had engineered. In true Trumpian form, he had to put down AOC in the process of describing this mythical legislation she was authoring, and AOCs response was classic.
Let’s make a deal, Mr. President:
You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student.
Loser has to fund the Post Office. https://t.co/OXnmJxufIw
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 13, 2020
Pure projection, that somebody else is a “poor student” and “not even a smart person.” We’re now within 82 days of ending this monstrosity of a faux administration. This is how ugly it’s going to be — and uglier. I hate to predict that, but one would have to be an idiot to think that Trump will stop at anything.
And I must say this: as inured as we have all become to Trump’s cheap vulgarity, to say about a congresswoman, “She goes out there and yaps” lowers the office of president about four floors, and this was before noon.
But he’s got to double down on the racism and misogyny because that’s all he’s got. Forget about saying the silent part out loud. Trump is screaming it to his base, which he hopes and prays either is larger than he knows, or is capable of metastasizing to the critical mass he needs to win reelection, if he just feeds it enough hate.
Look for Trump to spread verbal manure thicker than his pancake makeup, in order to survive. That is my forecast for the tone of Election 2020.