One tweet sums up Trump’s 2020 strategy

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2019

President Donald Trump on Nov. 12 made his case for re-election in a video tweet which takes all of 46 seconds to listen to.

‘The media have studiously ignored the obvious reality that labor markets are tight and wages are rising.’ / YouTube

Trump’s comment, tweeted out by the Trump War Room:

“The average median income under President Bush rose only $400 over an 8-year period. Under President Obama, it rose $975 over an 8-year period…And under my administration, it rose $5,000 over slightly more than just 2 1/2 years. That’s a big difference.”

Trump “must win over people who have personal reservations about supporting him, particularly suburban families, especially the women there, who are put off by his lack of conventional political polish or who have been persuaded that all the screaming about impeachment indicates there must be some underlying issues of concern,” columnist Thomas Lifson wrote for American Thinker on Nov. 13.

“President Trump needs to persuade them to metaphorically hold their noses and vote for him as the lesser of two evils, the Democrat nominee being the greater evil,” Lifson wrote. “In the end, the greater evil has to rest on fear of the loss of the prosperity that President Trump’s tax and regulatory reform efforts have brought. The media have studiously ignored the obvious reality that labor markets are tight and wages are rising, and in most places, anyone who wants a job can find one. But voters know their own financial situation, even if the media ignore the economy, and a vast majority of families are doing better than under the eight years of Obama.”

Lifson continued: “It will be easier to scare voters about losing the fruits of prosperity if the Dems nominate a true radical like Elizabeth Warren, but even the so-called ‘moderate’ alternatives like Biden and Buttigieg will have to bow to the far left base of the Dems enough to sow seeds of doubt about how the Dems will tank the economy and bring back food stamps as the way of life for millions.”

James Carville’s words that propelled Bill Clinton into the White House remain valid today: “It’s the economy, stupid.”

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