The Real Estate / Entertainer turned President will continue to be a media attack dog….
The BIGGER the noise?
The more he gravitates to it….
And the guy has NO shame….
Conservatives may customarily condemn “identity politics” but it is clearer than ever that Trump is willing to engage in white identity politics as he aims to win reelection in the face of tepid poll numbers.
His best bet may be to try to energize the white, working-class base that carried him to victory in key rust belt states in 2016 — even if doing so requires transgressing boundaries that most politicians observe.
“It’s what Trump does,” said Tobe Berkovitz, a Boston University professor who specializes in political communications. “He riles everyone. He tweets messages that are inappropriate at best; racist and vile at worst. And he gets the exact reaction he wants, which is ultimate umbrage.”
Some liberals express concern about an election that is run along polarizing lines, with Trump stoking white resentment and anti-Trump outrage prompting Democrats to shift to the left.
Their fear is that such a stance may ultimately cause Democrats to lose voters from the political center — and thus increase Trump’s chances of reelection.
Ruy Teixeira, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund — a liberal group — expressed wariness about how anti-Trump sentiment could push Democrats to embrace positions on hot-button issues such as immigration that might be at odds with the general public.
“We don’t have to believe that Trump is playing four-dimensional chess in order to believe there is some point” to his remarks, Teixeira said.
He referenced an “evolving debate” among Democrats as to whether to support the decriminalization of unauthorized border crossings and the provision of health care to illegal immigrants.
“Part of [Trump’s] logic in being absolutely outrageous about this is that it will provoke even more strident views on the immigration issue on the Democratic side,” he said.
Joe Trippi, a veteran Democratic strategist, condemned Trump’s remarks but also noted his capacity to turn the media agenda to his own advantage…..
Maybe in Donald Trump’s feeble mind?
Ocasio-Cortez and Omar getting so much media attention forced him to one up them?
But their push to advance hard left policy also plays INTO Trump’s hands….
Democrats STILL have a problem with AOC squad, who are on safe ground in their districts but could very well push their House Democrats to lose seats come next year…
Like the pushes for impeachment ?
That is a short game goal that could very well cost the Democratic Party and it chances for the White House and more seats in Congress…