D-Day for Trump: September 29 | TheHill

D-Day for Trump: September 29 | TheHill

“He can run but he can’t hide” quipped legendary heavyweight champ Joe Louis concerning his strategy to corner an elusive nemesis. President Trump Donald John TrumpTrump says he doesn't think he could've done more to stop virus spread Conservative activist Lauren Witzke wins GOP Senate primary in Delaware Trump defends claim coronavirus will disappear, citing 'herd mentality' MORE is among the great masters at slipping an opponent’s punch. Every sitting president has either had the ability to box his way out of a corner or lost reelection. Trump can teach legendary Western movie director John Ford about escaping the inescapable box canyon. Yet Trump is up against a historical trend suggesting those cowboy days are over if he leaves the first presidential debate in Cleveland on September 29 without having given Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden Joe BidenCoons beats back progressive Senate primary challenger in Delaware Biden courts veterans amid fallout from Trump military controversies Biden campaign manager touts 'multiple pathways' to victory MORE a sufficient whipping to propel the president into a post-debate polling tie or better. The debate will be held at the city’s futuristic Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion on the Health Education Campus at Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic. This venue is not a good omen for an incumbent president saddled with decidedly negative public ratings on his COVID-19 leadership. Presidential debate history – not omens – is, however, Trump’s biggest problem. The first showdown between Oval Office seekers took place in 1960, featuring ...
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