Trump Is Too Distracted By The Crisis Du Jour To Care About His Reelection

US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemor... US President Donald Trump delivers a speech during a French-US ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 11, 2019 8:08 a.m.

President Trump doesn’t care about coming up with a new slogan for his 2020 reelection campaign, is tired of traveling so much and is consistently focused on the crisis of the moment instead of his reelection bid, The New York Times reported.

During a recent all-hands meeting about the state of the race in Florida with his campaign manager, Trump was visibly distracted, people familiar with the meeting told the Times. He only wanted to hear about his approval numbers, the songs on his campaign playlist and having final approval over his campaign merchandise, according to the Times. He hasn’t even asked to see his 2020 budget.

Trump is also reportedly fixated on Democratic challenger and former Vice President Joe Biden, telling aides to publicly deny any polling that shows him falling behind the former Veep in key states. He’s specifically instructed aides to say that “other data showed him doing well,” in the Times words.

Trump has also been spending his evenings calling former advisers to talk shop about 2020, but mostly to insult Biden, whom he describes as “too old” and “not as popular as people think.”

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