Axios has a theory on Trump’s MO when he is attacking his opponents, political or otherwise, and how he does it.
Personally it sounds like Trump is effectively employing the Fake News tactics he has spent numerous years accusing the legitimate news media of employing.
Interesting… As well as true
President Trump’s effort to paint Joe Biden as corrupt — debunked by fact-checkers — fits a pattern of Trump’s attacks on enemies: Raise deeply serious questions, regardless of what the facts say; hammer on those questions; never, ever seek finality.
Why it matters: Trump tries to plant seeds of suspicion and doubt, even if he doesn’t actually prove a case. He incubates the attacks in perpetuity, rather than seeking an actual resolution. But in Biden’s case, they’ve backfired in a way Trump couldn’t have imagined.
How Trump does it: