Trump’s presidency may be at stake if Democrats reclaim the House in the midterm elections and gain ability to thwart his agenda
After President Donald Trump fired off a hysterical tweet this weekend warning of mass “voter fraud”—a right-wing bogeyman for which there is virtually zero evidence—and threatening violators with severe punishment, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law condemned the president for deploying Jim Crow-era scare tactics to suppress minority voter turnout just two weeks before the midterm elections.
All’s not smooth sailing inTrumpland
After the Kochs said they would not back the Republican in a key Senate race, Donald Trump duly took aim at the conservative billionaire brothers, calling them “globalists” and a “total joke” with a “highly overrated” political network.
The midterm elections, in which many analysts expect a “blue wave” to place the House and possibly the Senate under Democratic control, are less than 100 days away.
Republicans across the US will be alarmed by such loud shots in a fight between a president hugely popular with party members and Charles and David Koch, the libertarian industrialists who have poured money into achieving rightwing legislative priorities.