Dems’ Perilous Underestimation of Trump

Donald Trump supporters hold flags near Trump's Mar-a-Lago home on April 1, 2023. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Republicans are very much struggling these days  to remember the lessons of the past three election cycles: 

In 2018, the party saw its worst midterm shellacking since the post-Watergate massacre of 1974. 

In 2020, Donald Trump joined Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter, and George H.W. Bush to become only the fourth president in a century not to win re-election.

In 2022 Republicans had the party’s weakest midterm showing against a first-term Democratic president since JFK 60 years prior.

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