It would appear that Donald Trump is trying to use confusion to win the election in November. I cannot think of any other reason for his actions. The other day he gave a speech telling America his plans to “make America safe again” but really didn’t say anything that made sense. Yesterday, he gave a speech billed as “law and order” but only spent about 5 minutes out of 35 minutes actually taking about law and order.
He chose this speech to woo African-American voters to his “tent”. Except, he didn’t give the speech in Milwaukee, but rather a town an hour drive north of the city that is predominantly white. The audience was all white according to reports.
The other strange part was just before he tried to woo African-American voters, he went on a rampage about how African-Americans are so unlawful. He basically told the African-Americans in the country they are directly responsible for the “lawlessness” in the country, then asked them to vote for him.
Besides, if he really was interested in “wooing” the African-American vote, he would have accepted invitations to speak at their organizations. Trump declined every invitation from prominent African-American groups to speak at their conventions including the NAACP, and the Urban League. That tells me he isn’t interested in the African-American vote. Maybe that is why he is polling 1 percent of it.
He also figured it was a good time to once again question Hillary Clinton’s health. He said that Clinton doesn’t have the mental or physical “stamina” to be President. There are only two things I can think of as to why he would go there. The first is he has fallen for Alex Jones and his conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton has “major” health problems she is hiding.
The second is that he is simply being sexist telling the American people that a woman doesn’t have the “stamina” to be President. He is using his buddy Sean Hannity as cover for this second reason. Hannity has been on a rampage about Clinton’s health. He keeps bringing up the issue on his show and even pulls out the Fox News “doctors” to “evaluate” Clinton’s health without even examining her.
Their sick conclusion is that Clinton has suffered a “mini-stroke” and that makes her unqualified to become President, especially since she is “hiding” this “fact”. Trump surrogates have even started calling for her to release her “health records” if she has nothing to “hide”. They even go so far as to compare her releasing her health records to Trump releasing his tax returns.
Trump gave two “speeches” in two days. He stayed on the teleprompter and spoke what was written for him. I didn’t see or hear anything new in either speech, but they both had fodder for both sides to talk about. You would think this would be a good time to differentiate himself from his opponent.
But, no, what are the headlines today? Not about his “security” speech. Not about his “law and order” speech. No, they are about his “shuffling his campaign staff, again.” He has announced that Steve Bannon, the head of Breitbart” as the “CEO” of the campaign, and Kellyanne Conway, a Republican pollster and Trump advisor as Campaign Manager.
The timing of this is unusual at best. Right after he gives a speech about “insider” control of Hillary Clinton, he announces he is hiring another Hedge Fund Manager as the campaign’s CEO. I have to admit, this is the first time I have heard the term CEO to describe a position in a campaign.
I say another Hedge Fund Manager because Bannon was a Hedge Fund Manager. Also, just about every single “economic advisor” he has named are Hedge Fund Managers. He has hired only one true “economist” and reports say that person never met or spoke to Trump.
More importantly when it comes to this “hiring” is that fact that Bannon has said some really nasty things about the Republican Party. He wrote just a few days ago that Trump should run his campaign through November is a style that will make the Republican Party establishment “nervous”.
In the meantime, Republicans up and down the ticket are trying very hard to distance themselves from Trump. Yesterday, another 100 Republicans sent a letter to the RNC telling them to “cut off funds to Trump” and start fighting to keep the Senate and House.
These people are not “nervous” they are scared shitless that Trump will destroy the Republican Party and the “conservative” movement by getting trounced in November. They are scared shitless that they may lose the Senate. There is even some concern they may lose the House which is less possible.
In an interview yesterday Trump said he doesn’t want to “pivot”. He said he wants to “keep being myself”. Then he goes out and hires the head of the one “conservative” news organizations to be his CEO. The same person who claims that Trump should be Trump.
All in all, there doesn’t seem to be any real “plan” on how Trump is running his campaign. He shoots from the hip too much. He doesn’t seem to listen to anyone with experience running campaigns. Then he hires someone who apparently agrees with him.
That leads me to the conclusion that the plan of Donald Trump to win the election in November is to confuse the hell out of everyone. Who knows, maybe it will work. But I doubt it. I give the American people more credit that to fall for that strategy.
I have come to conclusion that is his real plan and he will do everything in his power to stick to his plan. I know it will work on his “red meat” base. I just don’t believe it will work with everyone else. When voters are scratching their heads at the polls about what a politician stands for, they rarely pull the lever for that candidate.
We can only hope common sense keeps ruling our voters choices.