Wednesday, October 28

Beware, Trump !: The Republicans are nervous

President Donald Trump is campaigning in Muskegon, Michigan, on Saturday.
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Trump provokes where he can and even shoots at his own party comrades. Senators openly distance themselves from him. In the “Grand Old Party” everyone fights for themselves.

Et is not unusual for a good two weeks before a presidential election to increase in tension in the campaign headquarters, to call crisis meetings and to send reminders from headquarters to the base camps. Jen O’Malley Dillon, Joe Biden’s campaign manager, warned these days against complacency: You shouldn’t let up in the final sprint, she wrote in a note to financiers with a view to the Democratic presidential candidate’s lead in the polls. The sad truth is: Donald Trump could still win the race. All the indicators suggest that the matter will be decided “at the last second”.

Majid Sattar

Majid Sattar

Political correspondent for North America based in Washington.

With Republicans, self-righteousness is not the problem. When Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and coordinator of his re-election campaign in the White House, invited to the crisis meeting on Thursday at the headquarters in Washington, one of the concerns was to resolve differences between Bill Stepien, Trump’s campaign manager, and Ronna McDaniel, the federal executive director of the Republican Party remove. Such conflicts are also normal in the final spurt of the election campaign: It is often a matter of which contested state it is more urgent to turn up the television advertising or where the president absolutely has to hold one or two rallies.

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