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Delay the election? Take Trump seriously. Laws and the Constitution haven't stopped him yet.

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Trump wants to delay electionMoments after President Donald Trump tweeted that perhaps this year’s election should be delayed, a wave of responses suggested that his public musing should be dismissed. The Constitution gives Congress the power to set election dates, political Twitter noted, and the Democratic-controlled House would never go along with the idea. It was impossible. It was a non-starter.

It was also suggested that the president floated the idea as a distraction from the other news of the morning: that the economy during the second quarter had suffered the worst economic collapse in U.S. history, that another 1.4 million people had filed for unemployment, and that former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, who  attended Trump’s Tulsa rally without wearing a mask, had just died of COVID-19.

These Twitterverse pundits relied on the strangely enduring theory that the president is once again playing 3-D political chess, even though he is currently in free-fall, often cannot read prepared remarks and has regularly shown he doesn't comprehend the challenges facing him. Don’t be distracted, they advised. Don’t be shocked. Don’t take the bait.



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