Video Ad: “Let President Trump Do His Job”
Message echos comment I reported from a Democrat frustrated media “won’t let Trump do his job”
A month ago I reported on a conversation I had with a lifelong Democrat who also was anti-Trump.
The conversation was remarkable because while the person still dislikes Trump, he was frustrated with how Democrats and particularly the media were trying to prevent Trump from doing his job, Media overplaying its anti-Trump hand – statistics and an anecdote about a lifelong Democrat:
…I had a conversation today that anecdotally supports how out of touch the media is.
The conversation was with someone I’ve known for almost 20 years. He’s a lifelong Rhode Islander and Democrat who has expressed strong hostility to me toward Trump in the past. We speak every couple of months, and I’ve never heard him say a good word about Trump.
The political part of the conversation started by him asking me how the blog was going, and how we must be busy with all the Trump stuff. I was non-committal, something along the lines of “sure, things are always busy.” I fully expected a truck load of anti-Trump stuff to be dumped on me next. But that didn’t happen.
He then volunteered how frustrated he was with the media, and how they “won’t let Trump do his job.” He said he still doesn’t like Trump, but was very angry at the media particularly the Russia coverage. He said (paraphrasing), give me a break with that meeting, if someone offered any campaign dirt on their opponent, of course they’d take it. The conversation continued for several minutes along the same lines, but he kept coming back to Trump not being permitted to “do his job.”
It’s just an anecdote. But it’s meaningful to me because this friend was the last person I would have expected to have such a reaction to media coverage of Trump.
That friend must have been onto something, because that concept of the media and Democrats not letting Trump do his job is the focus of a new ad from the Trump (2020?) campaign, as John Hinderaker at Power Line reports:
We truly have entered the era of the permanent campaign. The 2020 election is more than three years away, and President Trump has already released his first ad. I suppose the ad has in view not only Trump’s re-election, but also the fact that the Democratic Party press doesn’t want to cover the administration’s accomplishments, preferring to obsess over Trump’s foibles and non-existent scandals. The ad seeks to remind voters of Trump’s record so far, which is, in fact, impressive ….
These sort of polished ads typically would be the result of messaging research, both as to what concerns people and what messages have an impact.
It doesn’t really surprise me that a pro-Trump ad hits the theme of “Let President Trump Do His Job.” That concept is something I hear from a lot of people. It’s just so obvious that the media and Democrats’ agenda is that if they can’t bring Trump down completely, they will freeze him and prevent him from getting anything done.
As if to prove the point, CNN is refusing to run the ad, as USA Today reports:
President Trump’s re-election campaign said CNN had blocked its latest campaign ad, accusing the network of censorship. But the network said it has not rejected the ad.
The ad in question blasts Democrats, the media and career politicians. Additionally, it implies that members of the media are “the president’s enemies.” During a voiceover using that phrase, the ad features clips of journalists, many of whom work for CNN.
Campaign executive director Michael Glassner said millions of Americans support the president because of their “complete mistrust” in mainstream media.
“Today, CNN provided further proof that the network earns this mistrust every day by censoring President Trump’s message to the American people by blocking our paid campaign ad,” he said in a statement. “Clearly, the only viewpoint CNN allows on the air is CNN’s.”
Glassner called CNN’s decision “censorship.”
“This will not stop or deny our message that ‘President Trump’s plan is working’ for the American people,” he said.
I think a lot more people understand this than the media thinks, including many people who don’t necessarily support Trump.
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If Trump can’t do his job, it is his fault. He is narcissistic, incompetent, easily distracted, thin-skinned, ignorant, indecisive and lazy. Face it – he is a grifter and a fraud.
The Russia investigation isn’t stopping him from doing anything he wants to do. The problem is that he doesn’t know what he wants to do and he doesn’t know how how to do it. Just look at his staff and cabinet. They come and go. They war with each other.
On top of that, the article is contradictory. You claim the media is somehow stopping him from doing his job and then you list his ‘accomplishments’. I think the only thing he has accomplished is to appoint judges because all he had to do is pick them from a list provided by the Federalist Society.
Of course he is running re-election ads. That is all he is capable of doing. That is all he wants to do. He goes to campaign style rallies and soaks in the adulation. All he really wanted to do was win the election and stick it to Obama and anyone else who ridiculed him.
Yellow Snake, whatever.
It hisses and thinks it’s a powerful argument deserving of a better response. I can assert random conjecture too without sourcing or objectivity that easily refutes your drivel.
President Trump gets a lot of stuff done; one can point to objective accomplishments that everyone here loves to watch you squirm and squirt about. Those objective accomplishments aren’t contradicted by the observation that he could get more done without the media and stall tactics of the left. Bye bye fabricated contradiction, which would be obvious to something capable of critical thought without devolving into basic binary logic.
Your crap doesn’t balance the scales despite your little internet hero fantasies.
So you think I “squirm and squirt”.
If he is getting so much done, what is the point of the article? I guess we are all supposed to shut up – like you guys did when Obama was in office.
As far as proof goes, we are all still waiting for Trump’s investigators to get back from Hawaii. I guess they found it so nice, they settled down.
yellowbelly is an ignorant piece of progtard crap. Paid to sit on any conservative site and try to spread the progs propaganda. A communist murderer like all the other communist / socialists throughout history with a death toll greater than 100 million. That’s yellowbelly.
Ignores the most amazing accomplishment of almost any presidency in our history – turning around a moribund economy that under Obama averaged 1.55% growth. That’s right, 1.55%.
Newest Fed prediction is 3.8% under Trump, taking less than a year to turn it around:
I am not now and never have been a communist.
Factual – Trump is narcissistic, incompetent, easily distracted, thin-skinned, ignorant, indecisive and lazy. Anyone who isn’t a partisan hack can see that.
narcissistic – he gets 2 reports, daily, with favorable clippings
easily distracted – watch him answer a question and fail to stay on point
thin-skinned – follow his tweets after anyone criticizes him
Everyone, but him. He ran a business. Don’t his employees have health care that he or a subordinate negotiated? He ran 3 casinos with union staffs. Did he know what was in the contracts he signed?
indecisive – How many positions did he have on healthcare? Didn’t he celebrate the House bill and then call it mean? Didn’t he say he would let it fail? Didn’t he say that maybe they should just do a repeal.
lazy – he has played more golf in 6 months then Obama played in 1 terms and he criticized Obama for playing too much. What did he personally do to get the bill passed? His tax plan was 1 page long!
BTW Barry, you live in a fantasy world where people like you think they actually know things – perfect fodder for Trump.
The actual growth rate projected for 2017 is 2.1-2.2% http://www.businessinsider.com/fed-summary-of-economic-projections-june-2017-2017-6
I am surprised you weren’t driving the car. You have the hatred and the loser mentality.
When you argue with a fool, you then have two fools arguing.
Today it’s eleven.
Trump is our Lincoln? LOL – not even with a top hat and a beard.
Antifa goons? I guess you missed the part where a guy photographed wearing alt-Right paraphernalia drove a car into a crowd and injured 20 and killed 1.
I’ll bet you already have a poster of the ‘Dear Leader’ and I’ll bet the ‘Dear Leader’ managed to make a profit on it.
When it comes to progressive trolls such as Yellowsnake, the better Old Saying is:
Never wrestle with a pig. You get filthy and the pig enjoys it.
Yellowsnake, hmm the name seems fitting. Who pays you Soros, CNN or NBC?
That is ad hominem
Didn’t answer the question! Soros lover! Russian colluder!
Were you serious?
I’ve mentioned this before but it is evolving. I have an acquaintance who is the first Liberal I have ever been able to maintain a dialogue with that didn’t end with them heading for their safe space after throwing out multiple expletives and claims of racism and lies. Two years ago he was an avowed Liberal Democrat. As the collusion between Hillary and the media progressed he became a Johnson Liberal. After the election and the Russia fiasco he became a Liberal only and at this point has lost most of his friends in the process. Now he looks at the Dem party leadership and sees people that do not look or think like him anymore. He looks at what Trump is doing and realized that this is exactly how he thinks. This past Friday, he revealed that he is a Trump fan. He wished he had voted for Trump and will vote for Trump next time. He stated exactly the above, that he’s sick of the media and the Dems taking every opportunity to slam the President. He’s still a Liberal through and through, but now he’s officially a Trump-loving Liberal Republican. His words, not mine. The Dems are in a world of hurt coming up in 18. They still think that Hillary’s “I’m not Trump” is a winning political platform.
Yes, Trump can win elections. He proved that. But can he govern – apparently not.
Time will tell YS. Five vacant seats were filled by Rewpublicans who refused to denounce Trump in spite of record spending by their Dem opponents and an “I’m not Trump” platform. I don’t have to recite the statistics but Obama was only good at getting one guy elected in eight years. He found it impossible to work with both Repubs and Dems in Congress, you’ll remember, and he turned over the phone and the pen to Trump. Everyone here will agree, time will tell my man.
Trump and reps can win elections. The deck is stacked. MT gets as many Senators as CA. Historical note – that was a compromise to the states heavily dependent on slavery.
I said he can’t govern. But I did miss one very important fact of life. His cronies are dismantling the regulatory structure. I am sure you are celebrating. But if you have progeny or are planning on it, you will eventually sing a different tune.
All things considered, I find it remarkable what has been accomplished and the areas of continuing focus by President Trump and his administration. From The White House website:
For Presidential Actions to include Executive Actions, Presidential Memoranda, and Proclamations use this link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions
For Legislation to include Pending, Signed, and Vetoed (there is none) use this link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/legislation
For Major Issues to include America First Energy Plan, America First Foreign Policy, Bringing, Back Jobs And Growth, Making Our Military Strong Again, Rebuilding America’s Infrastructure, Repeal and Replace Obamacare, Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community. and Trade Deals That Work For All Americans use this link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/america-first-energy
And, with North Korea backing off, even if only for the time beginning, I’d say all this is rather impressive. With a cooperative Congress and much less biased media (I know. Pipe-dreams.), I wonder what else might have been accomplished.
This is almost sufficient reason to back off on response in kind. Unfortunately, most leftists and other establishment types are apoplectic that collateral damage from elective procedures (e.g. wars), redistributive change (e.g. progressive debt, Obamacare), and CAIR (catastrophic anthropogenic immigration reform) will be exposed to public scrutiny.
Federal reserve predicts growth rate of 3.8%.
You know, that level of growth the progtards like yellowsnake said were not possible. The growth rate the nevertrumpers said was not possible.
Turned it around in < 1 year. Without busting any budget.
Thanks to President Trump.
Totally ignored by the lame stream media, but a couple of weeks ago the national debt clock was moving backwards for a while.
Welcome to the Second Civil War.
We’re in it. The left are the rebs, and Trump is our Lincoln. McConnell and Ryan are ahead of themselves: they’re our Quislings. The likes of our trolls are part of the alt0-left street mob.
Deny that, and you’ll wind up like citizens of pre-war Germany waking up one day and wondering how their lives were suddenly governed by the Nazis – but this time, Antifa goons will drag you out of your home in the middle of the night. (They’re already breaking store windows – next will be ‘Jew!’ signs on businesses; with the likes of BLM and rasmin Odeh, we’re close to that.)
The likes of Le Bron James will be on posters glorifying our new “dear leader.” (Ironic that this ‘hands-up, don’t shoot!’ This idiot followed his own advice in the finals.)
“McConnell and Ryan are ahead of themselves: they’re our Quislings.”
Look up the term “Copperhead”.