Trump is sabotaging his own re-election campaign

“People are tired. With Trump, it’s a day in-and-day-out dream sequence,” one GOP pollster told me recently. “They seem, at least right now, to desperately want a return to normalcy.”…

Marc Hetherington, a political science professor at the University of North Carolina, said Trump “had the opportunity to demonstrate to the country that his law-and-order, divide-and-conquer approach to the crisis is effective.”

“It is not looking so effective now,” he said, noting that since Trump is the incumbent this time around he has no Democratic president to “point at and argue that his softness is a failure – success or failure was in Trump’s hands.”