Trump Should Play the Media Like a Fiddle in His CPAC Speech.

Posted: March 4, 2023 by datechguy in Uncategorized

One of the first things I saw when I woke up today was this poll concerning Donald Trump’s CPAC speech:

It’s a tough call, Trump’s instinct is to always on the attack but the smart move is not to do so, particularly in this setting where there is a real chance of being booed for it.

There is however a rather obvious trick he can play here.

The MSM has ever since the end of the 2016 election studiously avoided covering Trump speeches live. Doing so negates their ability to spin him as people can hear him in his own words directly.

If I was the Trump camp I’d leak out that he’s planning to hit DeSantis hard and see if it coaxes the MSM to carry the speech live.

If they do so then I’d give a strong stump speech contrasting the Trump Years with the Biden years and hitting old Joe hard and strong, I’d also note the difference between mandates and no mandates because if he’s the nominee that’s what they’ll hit him on.

If at the very end he wants to throw them a bone he can close with something spin-able like “I have a proven record of fighting these guys at the Federal Level and still getting things done. If you re-elect me that’s what I’ll do again.”

Anyways that’s how I’d play it.

How he should manage DeSantis, already answered that here.

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