Washington Post: Trump can’t help but turn a presidential speech into a campaign event. Literally.
President Trump crossed the Mississippi on Wednesday to launch a new push for a reform of the tax code. While talking about this new legislative push, he couldn’t help but predict that the state’s Democratic senior senator would not be on board.
“That is a real problem,” said Larry Noble, senior director of the Campaign Legal Center.
Trump’s “not supposed to do any electioneering when he’s on government business,” Noble explained. “Calling for the defeat of somebody is electioneering and is a campaign statement, and therefore should only take place at a campaign event.” As a result, Pfeiffer’s right: The Republican National Committee or the Trump 2020 campaign — which has up and running since January — should cover part of the cost of Wednesday’s event.