Wall Street Journal Editorial Says Trump’s Push for $2,000 Relief Will Hand Democrats the Senate

The Wall Street Journal published an editorial on Monday effectively accusing President Trump of sabotaging Republicans’ chances of winning the Georgia Senate runoffs with his push for $2,000 stimulus checks, calling it an “in-kind contribution to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden.”

The criticism comes from another publication owned by Rupert Murdoch and comes one day after another Murdoch publication, the New York Post, criticized Trump’s efforts to overturn the election.

In the editorial there was no criticism for Senate Republicans opposing the $2,000 checks, but plenty for Trump who they suggest has put the Republicans in a political spot.

  • “That leaves Mr. McConnell with a tough call of barring a vote as Democrats bang away in TV ads in Georgia against GOP incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Or he can hold a vote, which would split the GOP caucus and upset fiscally conservative voters.”
  • “By all accounts Mr. Trump is angry about his election defeat, and he is lashing out at anyone who won’t indulge his hopeless campaign to overturn it. … Mr. Trump’s narcissism isn’t news. But if Republicans lose the two Georgia seats and their majority, Republicans across the country should know to thank Mr. Trump for their 2021 tax increase.”

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