The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board on Friday warned President Donald Trump that he is heading toward a “historic repudiation” at the polls this November against former Vice President Joe Biden.
In a stinging opinion piece, the editors argue that the president has been unable to articulate a message for his second term and has instead chosen to criticize his own personal complaints.
They argue that this course of action has left Trump with his Fox News-loving base and almost no one else.
“Mr. Trump’s 35 percent or so base will never go away, but the indecisive voters who supported him for three and a half years have drifted apart in the past two months,” they write. “This includes suburban women, independents, and seniors who took a chance on him in 2016 as a stranger who would shake things up. Now millions of Americans are close to deciding that four more years is more risky than they can bear.”
Editors warn Trump that there is still time to act together, but they warn that time is running out.
“You must understand that he is heading for a defeat that will reward everyone who planned against him in 2016,” they conclude. “Worse yet, he will have disappointed the 63 million Americans who sent him to the White House by losing, of all people, ‘Sleepy Joe.'”