Because Donald Trump temporarily occupies the White House, Democrat Conor Lamb defeated Trump’s candidate for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District on March 13.
Trump doesn’t worry about anything except when he does. And even though he would never admit it, he is bigly worried about his political future.
Lamb’s victory in a deep red District that overwhelmingly voted for Trump in 2016 was preceded by Democrat Doug Jones’ dramatic come from behind Senate victory in Alabama when he defeated outrageously right wing Republican Roy Moore on December 12.
One of Trump’s worthiest opponents is CNN, and today, CNN reported that in a campaign email, Trump told his few remaining supporters, “I need allies [in the Midterms].” Read all about it at https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/24/politics/trump-2018-midterms/index.html.
So we can do no better than quote from that link: “In [the campaign email] Trump says he wants to know what qualities voters would like to see in congressional candidates in this year’s midterm elections who would support his agenda.”
The campaign email goes on: “2018 is our chance to elect TRUMP ALLIES to the House and Senate who will give you the agenda you voted for… No more obstruction!” The Trump re-election campaign requires its supporters to demand that congressional candidates sign on to Trump’s absurdly isolationist Make America First Again hyper-nationalistic agenda.
The campaign email is from the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which is a joint fundraising committee of the Trump 2020 campaign and the Republican National Committee. It features a survey asking Trump supporters questions like whether a candidate “must hold populist views, and be able to relate to his or her constituents.”
Associate solitary reporter Susanna Sherman read the email and asked her colleague, associate solitary reporter Johanna Jones, whether Trump has any ability at all to relate to his constituents who are not part of his base. Jones, who has an incredibly difficult job working for us as a Democratic mole assigned to be next to Trump day and night, laughed out loud.
In other developments, Trump, having, on Monday, hired bulldog DC lawyers Joseph DiGenova and his lawyer wife, Victoria Toensing, to his Russia legal defense team before he is impeached, announced yesterday that DiGenova and Toensing are no longer representing him. DiGenova and Toensing, especially DiGenova, are more flame throwers than lawyers. DiGenova’s hiring on Monday precipitated the departure of Trump lawyer John Dowd, who favored a conciliatory approach to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
It was diGenova who appeared in January as a commentator on Trump’s one remaining media ally, Fox News, and said, “[Before the 2016 presidential election] there was a brazen plot [on the part of the FBI] to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton and, if she didn’t win the election, to then frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime… Make no mistake about it: a group of F.B.I. and D.O.J. people were trying to frame Donald Trump of a falsely created crime” (https://www.politico.com/story/2018/03/19/trump-digenova-russia-probe-472993).
As Jones and Sherman conferred, they told us, in a joint email, “Trump doesn’t have any allies any more, at least no political allies who can do him any good.”
Vice-President Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff, Nick Ayers, told Jones in confidence that Pence has a shadow cabinet preparing to take power when Trump is impeached. Ayers told Jones that Pence expects to be sitting in the Oval Office as our commander-in-chief by the end of the year.
“And when that happens,” Ayers told Jones, “It won’t be Make America Great Again. It’ll be Christ Rules!"