The absolutely bonkers threat Donald Trump made this week

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Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large

Updated 4:50 PM ET, Tue October 27, 2020

(CNN)At a rally in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, President Donald Trump said something incredible — even by his standards.

Recounting how his campaign had to move the site of the rally to comply with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s Covid-19 protocols, Trump said this:

“I’ll remember it, Tom. I’m gonna remember it, Tom. ‘Hello, Mr. President, this is Governor Wolf, I need help, I need help.’ You know what? These people are bad.”

Let’s be very clear what Trump is doing here: He is threatening to withhold federal aid — or some sort of other assistance — the next time Pennsylvania needs it because the state’s governor, according to the President, made it difficult to find a site to hold a campaign rally. Yes, really.



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