Why Is the Trump-Clinton ‘Gut’ War on the Left a Losing Game?
By Michael GersonOctober 20, 2018 12:20:04After months of trying to win over Republicans, President Donald Trump and Democrats have found themselves fighting a losing battle to retain the White House.
The GOP is still struggling to make up the ground on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote, and despite having more seats in the Senate and governorships, Trump and his allies are failing to make inroads with independents.
“The Republicans are doing very well in Pennsylvania and in Michigan, where Trump lost, and in New Jersey, where he lost badly,” said David Wasserman, a Democratic strategist.
“There is a real disaffection and frustration among Republicans.”
Trump and his Republican allies were quick to point to polling showing that the electorate is more divided than they anticipated, with a majority of Americans saying they’re unhappy with the direction the country is headed.
Trump, however, took the blame for the GOP’s troubles.
He said that despite his best efforts, Democrats would win every state, and Democrats would lose the House.
He also blamed Democrats for trying to force a shutdown in order to defund Obamacare and called Democrats obstructionists who would do anything to defund the president.
“They have taken us down a path where they have to defund, and they have no intention of defunding, because they think it will make them look good and they think the people of this country will love them,” Trump said during a speech to Congress.
Trump also told reporters in Washington that Democrats were in fact in charge of their own party.
“Democrats control Congress, and now, in terms of executive orders and other things, they control the White Houses,” Trump declared.
“They control the presidency.
And I can tell you, I’ve been telling them for a long time that I’m not the president, and I’m going to be back in a very short period of time.”
Trump also blamed the Democrats for not focusing on the economic problems facing working Americans, who are still reeling from the devastating effects of the Great Recession.
“I think that the Democrats are going to lose, because, look, they’re doing very poorly in Pennsylvania, and Michigan and New Jersey,” he said.
“And they have more seats than Republicans.”
Democrats, meanwhile, blamed Republicans for the president’s lack of support in traditionally red states like Texas and Louisiana.
“President Trump and Republicans are still losing this election.
And the problem is, it’s a losing game,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement.”
Donald Trump, the Republican Party and the Republican party have lost this election, and their last hope is that Donald Trump will be the president of the United States.”
Trump, who had been in office for nearly a year, said he didn’t think the nation needed a new president, even if he had the best intentions.
“Look, I was the most popular president in the history of this great country,” Trump told reporters.
“I don’t care if it’s good or bad, I want people to love this country.”
“I want people that love this great nation, and people that have never been to this great land to love the United State of America.
I want them to love their country, love each other and love this place.”