Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) probably should’ve known what his remarks on the steps of the Supreme Court would spark among feverish Republicans desperate for a distraction from coverage of the Trump administration’s abysmal response to the coronavirus.
But this is petty, even for Trump’s most loyal congressional bulldogs.
We’re in sprint mode as the few remaining 2020 candidates vie for wins in the 14 states holding primary elections today.
But even after this weekend’s en-masse exodus of top candidates who under-performed in South Carolina on Saturday, Trump seems to be primarily concerned about the rise of the former vice president.
And why wouldn’t he?
As stock markets plummet — the Dow Jones has plunged the most since the 2008 recession in recent days — and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle criticize President Trump’s handling of the spread of the coronavirus, the President is looking for someone to blame for his negative press. Up until this week, Trump had barely mentioned the spreading pandemic and when he did, his tone — as it often is in situations that require delicacy — was deaf.