Now, admittedly, this is an especially dumb tweet, even by President Trump’s standards:
1. It just plays into the hands of the “resistance” and Democrats, as well as their allied mainstream media pundits, supporting their lie that the President is planning on refusing to accept the results of the election if he loses. Is their baseless claim any more reasonable and divisive than Trump’s constant claims that mail-in ballots will lead to massive election fraud? In fact, it’s much less reasonable, as well as hypocritical, since Democrats never accepted the legitimacy of Trump’s election, and have been plotting to undo it by any means necessary. Still, their irresponsible blather doesn’t justify or excuse Trump’s.
2. The tweet is stupid because there’s no way the election will be postponed. Trump doesn’t have the power to do it; I assume he knows that, but if not, someone will tell him. The idea might be defensible if anyone knew a date certain by which the pandemic would be over and we could romp, maskless and holding hands, to the polls. There is no such date, however. That means that postponing the election at all would mean postponing it indefinitely, which would give the Axis of Unethical Conduct more ammunition to claim President Trump was trying to become President for Life.
3. This is one of Trump’s “Wouldn’t it be great?” tweets, which are the work of his inner 10-year-old. He lets that spoiled kid out way, way too much. I don’t blame him for thinking, “Boy, wouldn’t it be great if there was time for the pandemic to go away, the economy recover, and people have plenty of opportunity to realize I’m running against a Pet Rock?” I do blame him for tweeting it. It’s one more completely unnecessary self-inflicted wound
But the routine freak-out by the Trump Deranged is so predictable, repetitious and boring. Aren’t the Trump Deranged sick of it yet? The tweet has and will have no substantive impact, other than reinforcing the biases Trump-haters already have, and making fence-sitters wonder what the hell is the matter with this guy. A Facebook friend wrote, “We knew he’d get serious about this.” Sending out a dumb tweet musing about something that will never happen is getting serious?
The President says or tweets something stupid and irresponsible, and the reactions to it are always, always nearly as stupid and irresponsible, and sometimes more,
I put this episode in the “nearly” category.