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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:36 PM

Trump's emerging reelection strategy: Double down on failure and lies

Earlier this year, top Republican donors sounded a loud, clanging alarm about President Trump’s reelection strategy. They leaked word to Politico that Trump has not absorbed the lessons of the GOP’s 2018 bloodbath and has lost major ground in the “blue wall” states that are crucial to reelection.

“There’s a lot of anxiety,” one GOP donor said, largely due to Trump’s evident inability to grasp how deeply his relentless focus on his base has alienated moderates and independents.

We are now learning new details about Trump’s reelection strategy, and there is zero indication that his team is taking these concerns seriously. It looks as if Trump’s operation is only leaning harder into that base-only strategy — in no small part because this strategy is being set by Trump himself.

This week, Trump will launch a fresh effort to secure an additional $8.6 billion in funding for his border wall — $5 billion in straight funding, and $3.6 billion in new military construction funds that he’s redirecting via his declaration of a national emergency. Democrats have vowed to oppose the funding, which means the possibility of another government shutdown over the wall could soon loom again.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/11/trumps-emerging-reelection-strategy-double-down-failure-lies/

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RDANGELO Mar 11 #1

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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:45 PM

1. The disconnect from reality

is part of the reason he was never fit to be president and a good reason he will not be reelected.

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