This is how President Trump is going to frame his reelection campaign. The economic growth under his stewardship was derailed by the coronavirus, and he is the one who can put things back on track.
It may have some resonance, because it is not an unreasonable argument. Maybe Joe Biden could put the economy right too, if he can match his socks in the morning.
Trump, who spoke during a Rose Garden press conference, also said that the economy would be better in the third quarter and then scale up dramatically in the Fourth, with strong growth next year.
I don’t think people are going to judge him too much on the economy. I think they get what happened. The election will turn more on his response to the coronavirus — past, present and future — and their perceptions of Biden.
Right now, Democrats are pretty thankful Biden is stuck in his basement.