In three Hulk smashing style sentences Donald J. Trump propels his campaign message to “Make America Great Again”.
Sentence #1: “I’m not running to be the president of the world, I’m running to be president of the United States.”
Sentence #2: “The Only Thing Hillary Clinton Can Offer Is A Welfare Check, I Will Produce Paychecks.”
Sentence #3: “It used to be, cars were made in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico.” Followed with the bracing chaser, “Now, the cars are made in Mexico and you cannot drink the water in Flint.”
Those are power packed sentences which communicate the Trump campaign message and awaken the American public much like a drunk thrown in an ice cold bath.
It used to be, during the primaries, when Donald J. Trump was establishing himself as a clear brand with a strong message, that Trump would conversationally meander and weave his message. It was a charming way to communicate and the audience loved it. The drawback was Trump’s conversational style while refreshing and blatantly honest, often hid or buried the main point of what Trump was communicating. It didn’t matter then because the primary audiences cared enough and were involved enough that Trump’s golden nuggets (ahem) were noticed even if they were covered in a sauce of words.
There was a transition period as Donald J. Trump found his voice for the general election, and an audience of hundreds of millions more, who were not as involved in politics and therefore needed a bit more structure in Trump’s speeches.
Trump did find his communication voice in a series of events and three triple punch speeches, which we wrote about.
Now Donald J. Trump has reached a new level of communicative punch. While Hillary offers a “basket of deplorables” insult to voters as a campaign strategy, Trump has distilled his campaign message, from long speeches to concise paragraphs then, to a Harry Potter “draught of living death” style potion power sentence.
The first sentence, repeated in several speeches, was delivered again today at an economic speech:
Donald Trump outlined his economic vision Thursday, focused on putting America’s national interests first, as he called for robust economic growth, tax reform, reduced regulation and better trade deals.
“I’m not running to be the president of the world, I’m running to be president of the United States,” Trump said, assuring the Economic Club of New York that his plan is US-centric.
Trump gave specific goals — and policy details — urging the US “to start thinking big once again.”
“[I]t is time to establish a national goal of reaching 4 percent economic growth,” he said.
Robust economic growth, he said, would help America recover from its financial woes. “Over the next 10 years, our economic team estimates that under our plan, the economy will average 3.5 percent growth and create a total of 25 million new jobs.”
The first sentence will be and has been repeated. The second sentence is a direct attack against Hillary Clinton policies and a forceful defense of Trump economics:
DONALD TRUMP: Instead of driving jobs and wealth away, America will become the world’s great magnet for innovation and job creation. My opponent’s plan rejects this optimism. She offers only more taxing and her tax increases are unbelievable. More regulating, more spending, and more wealth redistribution. A future of slow growth, declining incomes and dwindling prosperity.
The only people who get rich under Hillary Clinton are the donors and the special interests, but bad for our country. In Hillary Clinton’s America we have surrendered our status as the world’s great economy and we have surrendered our middle class to the whims of foreign countries. We take care of them better than we take care of ourselves.
Not one single idea she’s got will create one net American job or create one new dollar of American wealth for our workers. The only thing she can offer is a welfare check. That’s about it. Our plan will produce paychecks and they’re going to be great paychecks for millions of people now unemployed or underemployed.
Sentence #3 is an even more concise distillation of the economic nationalism and national renewal message. Sentence #3 merges foreign policy with the national economy and the economic pain the American people suffer. Sentence #3 is the very embodiment of Bill Clinton’s “it’s the economy, stupid” strategy both on the national and international level:
“It used to be, cars were made in Flint and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico. Now, the cars are made in Mexico and you cannot drink the water in Flint. that’s not good,” he said.
“We shouldn’t allow it to happen,” he said. “They’ll make their cars, they’ll employ thousands and thousands of people, not from this country … and we’ll have nothing but more unemployment in Flint.”
As a special added super bonus, Sentence #3 unites the white working class and the black working class of places like the population of the all important electoral vote state, Michigan. That’s a mighty powerful sentence. It helps maintain and increase the support of the white working class. It appeals to the black working class and the entire working class of all races including Latinos who immigrated to the United States legally. It is delivered in the all important state of Michigan. It is delivered on the very day Ford Motor Company announced it was moving entire production lines to Mexico:
(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said on Wednesday that all of the company’s small-car production would be leaving U.S. plants and heading to lower-cost Mexico, drawing another rebuke from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“We will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States,” over the next two to three years, Fields told Wall Street analysts at an investor conference hosted by the automaker.
Trump, campaigning in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, called Ford’s decision “horrible.” [snip]
Earlier this year, Ford said it would invest $1.6 billion in Mexico for small-car production to start in 2018.
During contract talks in 2015, Ford confirmed that it would move Focus and C-Max production out of its Wayne, Michigan, plant in 2018. The United Auto Workers Union said at the time that Ford planned to build the next Focus in Mexico.
A source briefed on the matter said the shift of production to Mexico was expected to take place next year before the start of the 2018 model year.
Donald J. Trump was in Flint, Michigan at the very moment Ford Motor Company declared it would move entire lines of production, hurting American workers in Wayne, Michigan. So Michigan, white working class, black working class, all working class, illegal immigration, jobs, economy, put America First, economic nationalism, trade treaties, all in one power packed sentence.
Those three sentences, like the earlier three speeches, explain why Donald J. Trump continues to rise to the lead in the national and battleground state polls. As Hillary2016 fights off “replacement” scenarios, Donald J. Trump is a happy warrior with a message – for Big Change, not false hope.