Trump’s Campaign Has Been Very Hands-Off With Biden Since The Debate

( — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has kept a low profile over the past week, in what appears to be an attempt to keep the focus on the chaos and panic prompted by President Joe Biden’s disastrous debate performance.

The Trump campaign enjoyed some legal victories in the week after the debate, with the Supreme Court ruling that former presidents have immunity from prosecution for actions taken as part of their official duties. This was followed by Judge Juan Merchan’s decision to postpone sentencing in Trump’s New York hush-money case.

However, rather than taking a much-earned victory lap, Donald Trump remained uncharacteristically subdued, letting the fallout from President Biden’s debate debacle take the spotlight.

While Trump remained active on his Truth Social platform, he limited his campaign appearances to a few radio interviews, forgoing any large-scale public events or rallies.

Trump campaign spokeswoman Karoline Leavitt said the campaign was focusing on building off the momentum Trump gained from the June 27 debate while continuing to raise campaign cash heading into the fall.

Anti-Trump Republican consultant Brendan Buck told the Associated Press that the former president was showing uncharacteristic discipline in “letting Biden sort of twist in the wind.”

As part of that effort, Trump delayed plans to announce his running mate to avoid stepping on the news cycle, that is by and large bad news for Biden.

Trump’s 2016 campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, suggested that Trump was playing his cards perfectly and said that there was no reason for Trump to announce his VP choice, especially since it would give the media a reason to turn the focus away from the disarray in the Democratic party.

Senior campaign advisors Chris LaCivita and Susie Wiles released a July 3 statement mocking the “total collapse of the Democrat Party.” They accused the media and Democratic politicians of colluding “to hide the truth” about Biden’s infirmities from the public.

Brendan Buck told the Associated Press that Trump’s luck could quickly turn sour if President Biden decides to drop out of the race.

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