Sen. Chuck Grassley, the president pro tempore of the Senate, begged President Trump in a Friday tweet to read a Wall Street Journal op-ed that predicted Joe Biden would be the next president.
‘Will somebody w access to the Oval Office read the WSJ editorial ‘The Trump Referendum’ to President Trump. We won’t [have] more good scotus justices or the best economy in 50 years like we [have] had if he doesn’t follow that advice,’ Grassley wrote.
Pundits Tucker Carlson and Joe Scarborough also chimed in Friday, with Carlson opining Trump ‘could well lose’ and Scarborough theorizing that Trump didn’t want four more years.
‘This guy that you and I have known for many years, not only is he not acting like he doesn’t want to get re-elected, he’s acting like he really wants to lose badly and take the Republican party down with him,’ Scarborough said to guest Donny Deustch.
Scarborough, the co-host of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ and a former GOP lawmaker, had been friends with Trump, but turned critic after the billionaire real estate developer moved into the White House.
Scarborough has been targeted by Trump’s tweets, as the president has continually floated a conspiracy theory that he killed a staff aide when he was a member of Congress. The story isn’t true.
Scarborough said Friday he knew that his theory was zany, but he also couldn’t fathom why the president was taking certain positions.
‘None of this would make sense in the conventional sense,’ Scarborough said. ‘But you look at every single move he’s making. He’s on the 25 per cent of a 75/25 issue. And it keeps happening every day.’
‘This looks like a deliberate attempt to drive his campaign into the ground every day. He knows what he’s doing is going to lower the poll numbers. And they are. They are collapsing every day,’ Scarborough continued.
His co-host and wife Mika Brzezinski agreed.
‘He doesn’t want four more years,’ she said.
‘That’s clear. You can tell by his behavior. His attitude toward the health of the American people, he doesn’t want to be there,’ she added.
Carlson, a Fox News Channel host, wrote a meandering op-ed on the network’s website Friday with one main takeaway: ‘Not many people are saying it out loud on the right, but the fact is that President Trump could well lose this election.’
‘In fact, unless fundamental facts change soon, it could be tough for him to be reelected.’
The Wall Street Journal said the same thing.
‘President Trump may soon need a new nickname for ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden. How does President-elect sound?’ the op-ed writers said. ‘On present trend that’s exactly what Mr. Biden will be on Nov. 4, as Mr. Trump heads for what could be an historic repudiation that would take the Republican Senate down with him.’
The Wall Street Journal pointed out a number of problems with the president’s recent behavior.
He turned the coronavirus taskforce briefings into ‘brawls with the bear-baiting press and any politician who didn’t praise him to the skies.’
Source: Daily Mail