Wall Street Journal: Trump faces ‘moment of truth’
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In a scathing editorial published Sunday evening, The Wall Street Journal declared that Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpUSAID administrator tests positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year DOJ appeals ruling preventing it from replacing Trump in E. Jean Carroll defamation lawsuit MORE’s “window for a turnaround is closing.”

The paper’s editorial board declared the GOP nominee “has alienated his party and he isn’t running a competent campaign.”

It points to Trump’s poor polling numbers in swing states, as well as his lack of organization and ground game. 


“Those who sold Mr. Trump to GOP voters as the man who could defeat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFederal workers stuck it out with Trump — now, we're ready to get back to work Biden soars as leader of the free world Intercept DC bureau chief says Biden picks are 'same people' from Obama years MORE now face a moment of truth,” the editorial board wrote, name-checking top Trump allies Newt Gingrich, Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani and campaign manager Paul Manafort.

“If they can’t get Mr. Trump to change his act by Labor Day, the GOP will have no choice but to write off the nominee as hopeless and focus on salvaging the Senate and House and other down-ballot races,” the editorial board continued.

“As for Mr. Trump, he needs to stop blaming everyone else and decide if he wants to behave like someone who wants to be President—or turn the nomination over to Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump pardons Michael Flynn O'Brien on 2024 talk: 'There's all kinds of speculation out there' A way out of Trump's continuing crisis: a President Pence MORE.”

Earlier Sunday, Manafort pushed back on talk that the campaign is in a state of disarray after a week in which the billionaire called President Obama the founder of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and made what many took as a threat against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

And despite a report that the Republican National Committee is considering cutting off support and funds to Trump to focus on congressional races, RNC strategist Sean Spicer told The Hill ”there are no discussions” in that vein.