Well, I think the Democrats were desperate to have Trump behave in some kind of angry, hostile manner and to have him call out his supporters to re-create a sense of, you know, civil unrest or riot or whatever. And in that sense I thought that Trump was amazingly disciplined. Came across exactly right. Indicated clearly that he was subordinate to the law, and that while he thought this whole indictment was an absurdity he nonetheless was not in any way going to encourage people to go outside the law. I thought his speech last night was extraordinarily well written and well delivered. And again, he was a tone of reasonableness, a tone of talking about the accurate history of the last couple of years, and just how bad the left has been. So, I think probably the left tonight is a little frustrated because they it may begin to sink in, they may have just guaranteed he’ll be the Republican nominee. When even when Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, and others, come out and say this is wrong, you’re seeing sort of a consolidation of Trump versus a corrupt establishment. That could have huge implications both for the nomination and for the general election.
Yes, look, I think if you’re the Democrats and you’re looking at a failed Biden administration, you’re looking at extremists in the house and senate, you’re looking at policies you can’t defend back home, you need something to take people’s attention away from reality. The problem they have got is, normal everyday Americans sit down at the kitchen table, they look at their family budget, they look at the cost of gasoline, they look at the disaster on the border, they worry about crime in their neighborhood, none of those things fit with what the Democrats wish they would focus on. Frankly, the more calm and the more reasonable that Trump is the harder the Democrat’s problem is. That’s why I thought yesterday was a very significant moment. He didn’t rant and rave. He didn’t try to arouse his supporters. He very calmly went into court. He very calmly gave a talk that was disciplined and orderly. If he strips away the weaknesses they want to attack, the Democrats have nothing left to campaign on.
I think you have to start with the idea that the elite media is simply the publicity arm of the Biden administration. They are pure propaganda. They have no interest in the facts. Remember, the “New York Times” and the “Washington Post” got Pulitzer prizes for reporting total falsehoods about what turned out to be the Russian hoax. They didn’t give back their Pulitzer prizes. They were quite happy to keep them. They are the party line; they tell you what they want you to believe but the average American goes out and they look at reality. They go to the grocery store, they go to the gas station, they look at the crime rate in their city, they look at number of people coming across the border illegally.
Look, I think the key to that is to recognize that our consultants are mostly totally out of touch with reality. They are running obsolete campaigns. Everywhere, the Republicans ran positive campaigns with positive solutions, like in Iowa and Florida, they won huge landslides.
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