I don’t know what to make of it really. He doesn’t know what’s going on? He knows and is trying to shape reality to his whim? He was fine with no preconditions last week but now wants to call the media liars for reporting what his Secretary of State said…because calling them liars is his thing and he’d like to have conditions now therefore he wants to reforge the past?
It does work in his favor – with 35% to 40% of the electorate who are immovably in Trump’s camp, but when we see a district like NC-10 swing 12% towards the D’s in 2.5 years, that suggests it does not work with other people.
Running one’s support down that low may pose some problems in a general election.
It is clear that Trump revels in the adulation he gets at his rallies; but this could be a case of winning battles while losing the war.