"Even though I'm not on the ballot, in a certain way, I am on the ballot," President Trump told his supporters on Monday in a conference call, according to BuzzFeed News ("Donald Trump Just Tied Himself Tightly to the Outcome of Tuesday's Elections").
He also said, "I've seen all of the newspapers, many of them saying it's a referendum on what we've done. So, I don't know about that. I can tell you, though, that's the way they are going to play it."
Cue this morning's New York Post and Daily News. America's leading tabloid newspapers both put the guy who's not technically running right now on their covers. Both use shots of Trump looking confident and pleased with himself, though the right-leaning Post, notably, sticks the president's head on a jarringly slim bodyand fails to carry through on the Alfred E. Neuman subtext of its "What, me worry?" headline. (Related: Here is a Mad magazine cover from last year showing Trump and Neuman together.)