President Donald Trump is for the first time publicly floating a "delay" to the Nov. 3 presidential election, as he makes unsubstantiated allegations that increased mail-in voting will result in fraud. (July 30)
BILL BARROW: It was clear to anyone today when economic figures come out that show the economy contracted by a third, depression-level numbers in the second quarter of the year, that that was going to dominate the day's news. This is something that Vice President Biden floated back in April, saying he was worried that Trump would do exactly what he did today. And he took a little heat back then.
Some conservative commentators and some others that aren't necessarily partisan said that he was going too far, trying to suggest that President Trump might do that. And here we are at the end of July, and President Trump has indeed suggested what Biden said he feared. It all adds up to just the obvious conclusion-- that this is totally unprecedented for a president to do this, and he's going to have a hard time convincing people, I think, that it's a good faith argument.