Written by DML
Die-hard Trump supporters, meaning, those who never look past the TRUMP-NEVER-DOES-WRONG narrative, will read this op-ed and find it ridiculous. They’ll say nothing needs to be done, Trump did nothing wrong. Although I disagree with these folks, I understand their support. With the media assault that takes place each day, Lord knows Trump needs friends in his corner right now.
Other people like myself, who are more concerned about America’s well-being and the future for our kids, understand the gravity of Trump’s mistake when measured by the media response. Perception is often mistaken for reality, and so the narrative will become that Trump is a puppet to Putin. This could cause problems in 2018, and in 2020 if Democrats take control of the Congress and White House.
So the question becomes for people like myself, how does Trump get out of this ugly corner he has placed himself in?
I think I have the answer.
If I was sitting next to Trump right now, I would kick everyone else out of the room and then politely rip him a new buttock. His no-value tweets, nonstop fake news rants, half-baked story lines that change with the wind, and his oversized ego when it comes to how he won the election has finally caught up to him. That’s what I would say to the president.
What bothers me most about this, is that the economy is poised for a total explosion (in a good way), and he should be reaping all the kudos. But he is not. And it’s important to state why he is not.
Instead of being praised for his incredible economic policies and achievements, he is getting hammered about Russia because he allows it to happen by fueling the fire. He has to stop talking about Russia collusion, 2016 results, and the how the media hates him.
After dosing Trump with the reality of this own soundbite mistakes, I would then tell him that there should be no more tweets about Russia, Fox News ratings, books, Rosie, Hillary or fake news until he is reelected in 2020.
If I was leading his communications team, I would sell him on the idea that we get out of this Russia mess forever if we focus on the American people and their stories of success that have arisen since his presidency started.
At the end of the day, the media has always been tough on Republicans, and so Trump’s war with the media is nothing new. If he would recognize that statement to be true, ultimately, I would explain to him that it is Trump himself who controls the narrative. And because this is true, sadly, Trump is often guilty of fueling his own problems.
Fact is this: Trump’s communications team sucks. They don’t force him to focus on the positive stories in America, instead he is always trying to defuse Mueller and the Left’s 2016 election theories that he somehow won by cheating. It has to STOP.
Like it or not, at the end of the day, money makes the country spin. If people have money in their pockets, they often think everything matters a little less. Trump should be focusing on how he will be putting more money in the pockets of every American. If he did, this Russia stuff would die.
I support my op-ed by stating the one question one must ask themselves as an American. It’s an age old question, but it’s a powerful litmus test. The question is: “Are you doing better today than you were prior to January 2017?”
If you answer yes, which odds are you will, then so to will others. Trump needs to present that question to people every single day! If he did, the narrative would change and the concerns about Trump and his tripping over himself in Helsinki would evaporate.
Mr President, remember this: When voters go to vote, they won’t have a statue of Hillary or Putin in their back pockets. What they will have are wallets filled with cash that you should be taking credit for. It’s really time to wake up!