What puzzles me is why the government controlled media wants this. OK, say they get their way and re-elect their Manchurian president. Why do they want this?
They've had a front row seat at every disaster of liberalism for 100 years -- the Great Depression, two world wars, 70 million dead and the world-wide failure of Marxism, the World Trade Center, the Great Recession, Arab "Spring". Even Walter Mondale and Red China finally faced the facts and gave up on liberalism!
So what does the press get from tricking the dumb masses into re-electing the man who all but told us he sought the job of emperor to better destroy the "imperialists"? They've watched him actually do it. They've sacrificed their ratings to help.