New: Trump camp enters final weeks w/public bravado & private acknowledgment things are bleak
- Stepien telling top Rs their path forward is slim
- Meadows on the rocks after WH covid fiasco
- Some Trump staff already seeking Hill jobs
@maggieNYT & me👇
One key diff from 2016: Four years ago, Rs were confident they'd hold the House & optimistic about the Senate. Today, they expect losses on all levels – possibly very bad ones.
And few think Trump is inclined to care much about races besides his own ...
@alexburnsNYT@maggieNYT Trump has his pitch aimed squarely @ his supporters (a minority of the electorate). Biden is aimed @ the great semi-apolitical ‘middle’. Would be a far different scenario had it been Trump:Sanders. Biden catches the tone and ‘moment’ far better than either Donald or Bernie could.
@alexburnsNYT@maggieNYT Depraved Indifference - The President's conduct is so wanton, so lacking in regard for the life or lives of others, and so blameworthy as the same criminal liability as that which the law imposes upon a person who intentionally causes a crime.