This article originally appeared on Fox News on April 5, 2020.
Because President Trump tied his reelection hopes to the booming pre-pandemic economy, his critics are wedded to the notion that the economic hurt we’re experiencing because of the pandemic will doom his chances of reelection. That’s bunk. The American people aren’t stupid. They don’t expect Trump to manufacture economic prosperity during a pandemic.
As in any crisis, what people expect is leadership, and that’s what they’re getting. As the polls demonstrate, they know it.
So, to paraphrase Mark Twain, rumors of the president’s political demise have been greatly exaggerated. This is nothing new. Dating back to when he was a candidate, Trump’s detractors have been inaccurately claiming he was “finished” only to be proven wrong again and again.
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