AP Analysis: Why Trump's election delay tweet matters
July 31, 2020
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pattern is now familiar: He makes a stunning assertion, on Twitter or impromptu. The head scratching begins.
Was he serious? Was he trying to distract from other negative news?
Allies are left to shrug their shoulders and brush off his remarks. Some regularly claim to have not read or heard them.
A public numbness sets in, to the point that even Trump's most ardent political opponents have difficulty summoning outrage.
But this week the president offered a statement that stood out, even among many that have put Trump's branding iron on the office...