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Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:35 AM

Trump's frantic new effort to win back seniors is already failing

Here’s President Trump’s new reelection strategy, in a nutshell: Convince vulnerable seniors who rightly fear getting killed by the pandemic that Trump let rampage out of control that they should instead fear getting killed by criminals who would supposedly rampage out of control in a future post-police dystopia that is entirely invented.

Trump just announced a plan to dispatch more federal law enforcement into Democratic cities without the assent of local officials — while offering numerous lurid exaggerations about urban crime and the supposed “radical movement” to “dissolve” police departments.

Meanwhile, at Wednesday’s coronavirus task force briefing, he blamed the current explosion in cases on Mexico and those protesing police brutality, while continuing to urge a rapid reopening of schools and businesses, even though rapid reopenings are plainly a key cause of the ongoing surge.

What’s the connecting thread between these two? One is elderly people.

You can see this in Trump’s campaign ads. He is running a new spot that depicts an elderly woman calling the police in terror as a marauder circles her house like a vulture, only to find that in “Joe Biden’s America,” the police are no longer there.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/07/23/trump-frantic-new-effort-win-back-seniors-is-already-failing/

Trump will go full-on Nazi as election day approaches and his re-election chances disappear. Prepare for the worst.

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Zorro Jul 2020 OP
beachbumbob Jul 2020 #1
Ritabert Jul 2020 #2
Skittles Jul 2020 #7
lark Jul 2020 #3
duforsure Jul 2020 #4
hurple Jul 2020 #5
hvn_nbr_2 Jul 2020 #6
yellowcanine Jul 2020 #8

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:38 AM

1. Using Federal SS is not winning seniors over, creating

Issues will not either. Seniors are looking at an indifferent president to their well being and well being of their grandkids. This will only worsen, not improve trumps standing.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:42 AM

2. Scare tactics don't work with this senior

Given his attempts to cut payroll taxes which fund Social Security and Medicare any senior who votes for him is crazy.

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Response to Ritabert (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 08:19 PM

7. you know it, Ritabert

Trump has shown over and over he does not care about anyone, but he literally sees seniors as collateral damage.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 10:53 AM

3. That ad with the senior woman is so freaking bad.

I laughed at it and can't imagine who'd actually believe that silly stupid shit. OK, I can imagine who, it's the drumpfhumpers. They will believe anything he says, until it directly affects them or their family, then they hate him. However, it's the real threat of CV19 right now, or the imaginary idiotic threat drumpf ads envision and reality will trump his lies and lots of senior women have turned and will continue to turn against him.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:00 AM

4. His tactics are doing the opposite

And the polls will keep dropping even more now, except ones he's got rigged.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 11:13 AM

5. And when schools reopen

The virus will spike, bigly, instantly, and I expect every family in the country will be negatively impacted to some degree.

His standing will crater. And will never recover. But, sadly it will do so at the cost of thousands, maybe millions, of lives.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 04:45 PM

6. His rallying cry for seniors "Die For The Dow!" just hasn't caught on. nt

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Thu Jul 23, 2020, 08:38 PM

8. Trump's use of the police and the military scare me much more than anything Biden would do.

And I suspect it is the same for every demographic, including seniors.

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