Like much of Trump's unorthodox presidency, his strategy is laced with contradictions.
But he's going to try. Thursday begins a week-long stretch where the President wants to hold five campaign rallies in five different states – he starts Thursday night in Montana and then goes to Arizona on Friday, Nevada on Saturday, on Monday and Wisconsin on Wednesday – in the span of seven days. Senate races where Republican candidates are locked in tight races or hoping to beat a Democratic incumbent.
He heads out on the trail after he dies Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
Earlier this month, the President tried to explain to his supporters that is not personally running for office on November 6, they should treat the election as if it's 2016 or its re-election race in 2020.
"But Congress is on the ticket and I try and tell my people – 'that's the same thing as me in a scythe' That's the same thing, think of it as the same thing as me, '"Trump said in a White House speech Rose Garden on October 1.  So he's doing everything he can to make the election about himself – touting a two-year record he is the best of any president ever – Trump is so laying the groundwork for a face-saving operation. Republicans because they would see their wealth cut by Democrats.
"No, I think I'm helping people," he said
His answer to the AP made it clear – there is no post-election mea culpa session George W. Bush (thumpin ') and Barack Obama (shellacking)
Heads I win, tails you loose
The President's heads I win, tails you lose strategy in What is it? A Trump says it all. "Trump, who is trying to make a statement."  It's consistent with his own refusal ever to admit wrongdoing or a mistake which has played out throughout his presidency.
But it's an approach that flies in the face of the political reality that is his unpopularity is a millstone for republicans in competitive house seats, especially in suburban areas outside of cities such as Minneapolis, Chicago and Detroit, where his populist nationalism does not connect as well as in the deep red territory where he holds rallies.
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