Trump referendum all about settling scores

Trump referendum all about settling scores, by Daniel Henninger.

Let’s put this plainly: for every hour of his presidency, not least the wee Twitter hours of the morning, Trump and this country’s media have been in a death struggle. Much of the press by now is determined to annihilate the Trump presidency because it thinks Trump — fake news, enemy of the people — is determined to annihilate them. …

The good news is Trump’s base loves him and will max out making him their proxy vote this Wednesday (AEST). The bad news is his opponents are taking him at his word — and are going to supermax out on Wednesday. …

One of the election’s biggest stories is the staggering amounts Democrats have collected in small contributions from individual donors. According to the Centre for Responsive Politics, Democratic House candidates have raised nearly $US1 billion ($1.4bn), compared with the Republicans’ $US637 million. …

Progressive Democrats have said repeatedly Trump is a threat to “our democracy”. That is the most fake thing anyone has said the past two years, and on Wednesday tens of millions of individual US voters will prove it.