“A Day After a Portrait of Pence in Danger, Trump Attacks Him Again”

Maggie Haberman in the Times. The Washington Post has a similar story. Trump spoke at a forum for evangelical voters, and both stories note that he received applause when criticizing Pence (an evangelical, unlike Trump) for lacking the “courage” to nullify Biden’s Electoral College victory.

But maybe, like the prior demagogue Joe McCarthy, Trump is finally losing some altitude as a result of the hearings. As attacks on opponents seem more and more desperate, the audience that supports them gets smaller and smaller. We will have to see if the analogy holds on the way down, as it has (unfortunately) on the way up.

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