NBC News: Behind in the count, Trump seeks re-election boost in return of professional sports

I spoke to Allan Smith from NBC News about the return of sports and what impact it might have on President Trump’s re-election hopes.

Should the restart of sports crash and burn, “that will be a visible national signal as to how the public health crisis is going,” Liam Donovan, a former Republican aide, told NBC News.

With presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden enjoying a significant lead in the polls over Trump both nationally and in key swing states, even a seamless reboot of sports may not be enough to save his faltering campaign.

“I don’t know that having the World Series is enough for President Trump to feel good about the election, but to suspend the season (again) after bringing the players back would be a terrible omen,” he said.

Read the full piece here.

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