Trump [should] be heading into the midterms relentlessly touting his stewardship of a strong economy…. Instead, the president is repeatedly muddling that message with easily debunked falsehoods or hyperbole about the state of the economy while pressing on with unpopular trade wars….
The result is that one of the White House’s most critical projects for the midterm elections — getting Americans to credit Trump and the party with a hot economy — is in danger of failing….
His Twitter stream this week … has focused on the impending hurricane, a tell-all book by Bob Woodward, the NFL anthem controversy, North Korea, trade with China, Hillary Clinton — and the economy.
A "stewardship" means supervision. Hence when applied to Trump on the economy, the word is nonsensical. He's done nothing but ride President Obama's economic wave; that includes his distant, indifferent involvement in Republicans' tax cut, which, at any rate, will provide only short-term stimulus (and long-term dangers).
Otherwise, it's pleasant to read that "senior administration aides, at this point, find it futile to try to corral Trump" — to focus his disordered mind on the preeminent task at hand: saving his congressional majorities. No one can tell Trump what to do, so, praise be, he'll go right on muddling his message with easily debunked falsehoods and hyperbole.
Since Nixon, Trump is the best advertising that Democrats ever had. Thus if they blow this, they'll have no one to blame but themselves.