By Nicholas Stix
Because that’s what they do.
Whenever Trump says or does or doesn’t say or do something of substance, his media enemies, left and right say, “Donald Trump made another dramatic mistake.”
Thus, when neocon NeverTrumper Charles Krauthammer said the other day that he didn’t think Trump had time to catch up in time for the election, he was talking nonsense.
Krauthammer was acting as if Trump had earlier made “mistakes,” and was now in a desperate race against the clock to come back, while “staying on script.”
(That’s another of Trump’s enemies’ favorite concern troll talking points: He was doing fine, when he was on script and “looking presidential,” but loses support, when he’s Trump. If Trump had acted the way his enemies have counseled him, he would never have won the Republican nomination.)
What was really going on with Charlie Kraut was that he had always opposed Trump, along with his fellow NeverTrumpers, and was simply filling air time, and rationalizing his hatred for the Republican nominee.
Trump wasn’t desperately trying to “catch up,” because the amount of time left in the campaign was irrelevant. Every major new argument or theme Trump would come up with, would be branded as yet another “mistake,” just as it has been since June 2015, such that he could never possibly catch up, if indeed he was behind Hillary Clinton.