Social media might seem to be decidedly in support of the rioters and looters.
But the Silent Majority wants law and order.
The people in the suburbs are worried this is going to spill over into their neighborhoods.
Trump’s response since George Floyd’s death has been good. He immediately ordered an FBI investigation of the matter.
The people who think Trump is “racist” are always going to think that. Nobody who thought Trump wasn’t racist before this now thinks he is.
The only way Trump loses support here is if he doesn’t take action and reimpose some law and order in the burning cities.
The majority of Americans want law and order. They want peace. That’s what Trump needs to focus on here. These are the people that put him in the White House.
He shouldn’t waste his time trying to sympathize with the marauders and looters. He should appeal directly to his base: the people who want him to bring order to the chaos.
This is not the time for a “unity” or “healing” speech. It’s time for Trump to stand up for the silent majority by restoring law and order to our burning cities.
The media is going to have a cow but it doesn’t matter. The media is less relevant by the day. In fact the best campaign strategy for Trump would be to do the opposite of what the media wants every step of the way. The more hysterical the media reaction, the better the policy.
This is perhaps the best thing that could have happened for Trump in terms of the election. Joe Biden has no choice but to take the side of the rioters and looters.
All Trump has to do is step up and re-secure the burning country. He’s getting bad advice from whoever is preventing him from doing this. I know from his “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” tweet the other day that his initial instinct was to crush this insurrection with massive force.
But someone talked him out of it. Bad move. Trump needs to be the law and order candidate. This is not a time for “unity” and “sympathy.” People are not looting and burning down major cities because they’re in emotional pain.
These are violent, marauding thugs and Trump appealing to them in any way is an act of massive weakness and insecurity.
Ignore the media, ignore social media: the majority of Americans want peace and tranquility. They are not on the side of these rioters.
This is Trump’s moment to step up and impose some law and order; to take our country back from the barbarians. To strike a blow against chaos on behalf of the civilized, law-abiding folk. If he fails to do this, he cannot credibly claim to be the law and order candidate again.