David Axelrod

David Axelrod

Director, UChicago Institute of Politics. Senior Political Commentator @CNN. Author, Believer: My Forty Years in Politics. Host of The Axe Files podcast and TV.

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“Donald Trump wants to take full credit for the economy he inherited and no responsibility for the pandemic he ignored.” @BarackObama  in Philly moments ago.

@realDonaldTrump  has done a splendid job of building audience for the @60Minutes  interview he disliked so much he walked out.

Just how important is tonight’s final debate? That and a lot more with VP debate moderator and veteran national political writer @SusanPage  of @USATODAY ⁩ on an new #AxeFiles , up now!

“More and more people are getting better.” Actually more and more people are getting sick right now.

@realDonaldTrump  was doing reasonably well, and now he is off on a disastrous track. Attacking Biden with sketchy stuff. Dodgy as usual on his own taxes. Huge whine about how unfairly the IRS treated him.

And if @realDonaldTrump ’s goal was to knock @JoeBiden  off stride, it hasn’t happened yet.

“I’m a proud Democrat. But I am running to be an American president. I don’t see red states and blue states.” I bet that dialed WAY up.

“It’s all talk and no action, with these politicians.” So where is the beautiful health care plan?


This may be why @realDonaldTrump  has potential legal problems. If you claim massive losses to avoid paying federal income taxes but inflate your revenues and assets on bank documents for loan purposes, wouldn’t that constitute fraud?

The stunning conclusion from the briefing today is that the @POTUS  knew he had COVID-19 at least 3 days ago, did not disclose it, went to events and risked infecting others. They thought they could hide this until the media outed Hope Hicks and the POTUS developed symptoms.

The president is receiving multiple medications. It’s noteworthy that none of them is hydroxychloroquine

When the @POTUS  wants to present a skewed picture of the virus and what it requires, he sends out Dr. Atlas, who has no background in public health or epidemiology, to parrot the party line. When the POTUS requires treatment, he seeks out experts who know what they’re doing.

If @realDonaldTrump  and @senatemajldr  ram thru a replacement now, the SCOTUS will have a majority of justices appointed by presidents who finished 2d in the popular vote, confirmed by senate majorities who represented less than half of the country. A tyranny of the minority.

@BarackObama  didn’t mention @realDonaldTrump . Yet when Obama referenced adults with fancy titles who act like children and do only what feels good, the president’s supporters immediately read it as a dastardly attack on HIM. Why is that?🤔

This scene of the president ripping off his mask, posing and saluting, is deranged.

So under @GovAbbott ’s new order, counties in Texas, regardless of size, are limited to ONE drop off box for ballots. So Harris County (Houston), 1,777 square miles, has to close 11 of 12 drop off locations. This is about as subtle as a screen door on a submarine.

Before @JoeBiden  was selected VP by @BarackObama , vetters for the campaign scoured every aspect of his record, career and life. Tara Reade or complaints of sexual harassment or assault never came up. I know. I was there. Here are my recollections:

My favorite part of the very good Chris Wallace interview with @realDonaldTrump : TRUMP: “Now we have the 1619 project. What is THAT all about?” WALLACE: “Slavery.”