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“The more chaos and anarchy and vandalism and violence reigns, the better it is for the very clear choice on who’s best on public safety and law and order.”
— Kellyanne Conway, making the case on Fox News that the killings of peaceful protesters will benefit President Trump politically.
“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.”
“In Donald Trump’s West Wing, being a member of the Trump family has historically been the ultimate job security. But that truism is being stress-tested after a run of polls consistently show Trump losing to Joe Biden at this stage of the race—a CNN poll this morning has him down 14 points. According to a source close to the White House, Trump has mulled taking oversight of the campaign away from his son-in-law Jared Kushner.”
“This is not a prediction. It’s a certainty. On Thursday, July 16 — that’s the date the Democrat gives his or her acceptance address — on that day, to interrupt that narrative, Donald Trump will call a press conference at Mar-a-Lago. He’s going to dump Mike Pence and put Nikki Haley on the ticket to try to get those suburban moms.”
— Paul Begala predicted that President Trump will throw Pence “under the bus” because of his handling of the coronavirus.
“We’re going to spend Trump out of office.”
— Mike Bloomberg campaign manager Kevin Sheekey, in an interview with Vanity Fair.
“Bernie Sanders brings that outside game in a similar fashion that President Trump did in 2016. Think about the similarities. In 2016, Republican leadership, Republican wisdom said that there is no way in the world out of the 17 candidates, Donald Trump will be the president. I think it’s very similar.”
— Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) told CBS News that he believes that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the Democrat who poses the “biggest threat” to President Trump in November.
“Sheldon Adelson, an ardent pro-Israel conservative, is expected to donate at least $100m to boost Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election efforts and Republican congressional candidates this fall,” The Guardian reports.
48% to 41%
A new CNBC poll of millionaires finds Joe Biden beats President Trump in a general election match up, 48% to 41%. Biden would even get 18% of Republican millionaire votes in a Trump-Biden match-up. The only other Democratic candidate who beats Trump among millionaires is Pete Buttigieg, who edges past Trump 46% to 43%. Trump easily beats both Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren among millionaires.
“I just think they’re a dynasty. I think they’re all amazing people…with amazing capabilities. I think you see that from Don Jr. I think you see that from Ivanka. You see it from Jared. You see it from all.”
— Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, predicting that “the Trumps will be a dynasty that lasts for decades,” Politico reports.
48% to 41%
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds just 41% of voters say they would re-elect President Trump next year, while 48% say they will vote for the Democratic candidate. Key findings: 58% don’t think he’s been honest and truthful regarding the Russia probe and 60% disapprove of his recent national emergency declaration to build a border wall.