Despite former President Donald J. Trump’s mounting legal troubles as leftist prosecutors pile on the indictments, his appeal to millions of voters hasn’t suffered and his “strength” should be respected, at least according to Senator John Fetterman (D-Pa.) who suggested that it would be a mistake to underestimate the 2024 GOP frontrunner in the Keystone State.
In remarks from an interview with The New York Times, the Pennsylvania Democrat was asked whether the indictments against Trump “will hurt him politically” in the battleground state which will be a critical prize for Republicans if the party hopes to dislodge President Joe Biden from the White House next year.
“It doesn’t matter. I’m a senator, and I’m not sure how many times he’s been indicted. He’s been impeached twice. Has that changed anything?” Fetterman said.
“You’re still seeing Trump signs everywhere in Pennsylvania. You have to respect his strength in all of that. Trump would be very competitive in Pennsylvania. But Trump has to perform above his ceiling. I think there’s a hard ceiling in Pennsylvania he can’t get past,” he added.
Trump was just hit with more charges from Special Counsel Jack Smith in the Mar-a-Lago “boxes” case centering on classified documents and still faces a looming indictment for his role in the so-called “insurrection” that will put him in front of a hostile D.C. judge and a jury pool pulled from an area that hates him for what will amount to a kangaroo court trial where he would almost certainly be convicted.
There are also the matters in New York City in the “hush money” case brought by Soros-backed District Attorney Alvin Bragg and another grand jury in heavily Democrat Atlanta over the 2020 election, all prosecutions that are seen by Trump’s supporters as being malicious and politically motivated to prevent him from regaining the presidency.
Also in the Times interview, a part of the media propaganda campaign to elevate the image of the mentally misfiring galoot who has been a colossal embarrassment to the Senate since voters sent him to Washington last year, Fetterman gave his thoughts on the current White House occupant and whether his advanced age is a problem.
“I’m not concerned about his age. And even if I was, who cares?” Fetterman said. “There’s nothing you can do about his age. I’ve spent enough time around him. He’s sharp, he’s aware, he is absolutely up to the task. I’ll be doing whatever his campaign asks of me. I know Pennsylvania, I’ve won Pennsylvania. I’ll be helping with whatever he asks,” he said of good old Joe from Scranton, hero of the working class.
Pennsylvania has been a reliable part of the Democrat’s fabled “blue wall” for decades with the only exception being Trump’s 2016 upset of Hillary Clinton and he remains a powerful force in areas outside of the heavily Democrat big cities, only narrowly losing out to Biden in 2020.
The hulking everyman in a grungy hoodie’s Senate career has been off to a rough start as he has struggled after suffering a debilitating stroke last year and, despite his obvious health issues, was dragged across the finish line in last year’s election only to be hospitalized for an extended period of time for depression before he had even settled into his new job.
The media continues to provide cover for Fetterman with the New York Times interview and a recent Time magazine cover story bordering on hagiography being the latest examples.
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