May 11, 2020 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

Do Republicans think Trump will lose?

The Post’s Paul Waldman thinks the Republicans are preparing for Donald Trump to lose. That’s why they are talking up deficit reduction and cost cutting when they should be talking about doing everything—anything—possible to save the president. If you thought Trump could still win, your best move would be to give the economy the biggest…

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The Post’s Paul Waldman thinks the Republicans are preparing for Donald Trump to lose. That’s why they are talking up deficit reduction and cost cutting when they should be talking about doing everything—anything—possible to save the president.

If you thought Trump could still win, your best move would be to give the economy the biggest short-term boost possible with massive government spending, then worry about cutting it back later. Doing nothing now, even if you’re planning to promote cuts in a year or two, suggests only that you think the Trump presidency is all but a lost cause.

I like Paul. I read Paul. I trust Paul.

But I’m scratching my head on this one.

What do you think? In replying, you’ll be helping me with my next column.

Thanks! —John Stoehr

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition open and available to all. Find him @johnastoehr.

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