Will Donald Trump Win the 2020 Election?
Washington Free Beacon editor in chief Matthew Continetti on Thursday said President Donald Trump is using the government shutdown to mobilize his base.
During a Thursday appearance on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press Daily,” Continetti discussed the White House’s strategy during the shutdown, and more broadly, in 2019. Trump is using the shutdown in a battle of “base-mobilization politics” with the Democrats, Continetti argued.
“The president is playing base-mobilization politics. In a way, I think he sees this as a political advantage for him,” he said.
“I do think that people are leaping to the conclusion that this emergency declaration is imminent because, I think that the president believes that the longer that this shutdown lasts, the more his leverage increases over the Democrats,” he added. “And I think there’s something to that argument.”
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