You Don’t Need Putin When You Have Trump

“Who needs Vladimir Putin when we have Donald Trump? If you were Vladimir Putin and you wanted to disrupt this election, what would you do? You’d spread disinformation. You’d make people doubt the legitimacy of the vote. You’d peddle conspiracy theories and you might want to mess with mail-in voting. That’s all happening without him. Our president is doing that.”

— Charlie Sykes to The Guardian

Why Trump Has No Second-Term Agenda

“He has been so intensely focused on all of the implications of coronavirus and the economic problems that he frankly had not thought about it. He had a checklist and this came up in late August. You end up with only so much brain space and adrenaline and that is what happened.”

— Newt Gingrich, when asked by Politico why President Trump has not come up with a second term agenda.

GOP Pollster Can’t Say What Republicans Believe

“You know I don’t have a history of dodging questions. But I don’t know how to answer that. There is no consistent philosophy, You can’t say it’s about making America great again at a time of Covid and economic distress and social unrest. It’s just not credible… That’s the best I can do.”

— GOP pollster Frank Luntz, quoted by Politico, when asked, “What do Republicans believe?”