Trump 2020

The Gambler: RBG and the Trump Campaign

William Murchison, The American Spectator

No one should ever, ever underestimate the cringe factor in public life — a more general factor than the present White House seems to acknowledge. For now, the prospect of a sure-enough conservative federal judiciary, pre- or post-RBG, plays to Trump’s long suit. It helps, like his refugee policies, to keep conservatives and many much-desired moderates happy, if nervous. If Trump truly desires re-election, he should realize he is pressing his kind of amazing luck — which is what gamblers do, instinctively. It can work, but not always, even with the likes of RBG hovering tableside.