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How Republicans Can Stop Donald Trump

Doug Simon, President and CEO of D S Simon, offers his analysis on how “establishment” Republicans are taking the wrong communications approach to stop him…and what they should do.

 

 

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How to stop Trump:

“It is not easy for Republicans because in part they’ll have to go against some of the ideological positions they’ve been pushing all these years but they have to think that way because Trump, if he’s anything, is an unorthodox candidate in an unorthodox period of time.”

“There are numerous examples in states across the country; many of them key battle ground states, Florida, one in particular where this situation exists. So the prescription for Republicans if they want to stop Trump, stop what you’re doing with the typical establishment demagoguery and go after him as an opportunist whose been bilking the middle class his whole career to get rich and now will do that again as he gets more power.”

“Here’s one quick example that was recently cited in the National Review: Do you think Donald Trump needed a hand out to build Trump Tower and profit from it? Probably not. However, he received 164 million dollars in tax abatements that shifted cost to middle class New Yorkers so he could build and profit from Trump Tower. Does that seem fair? Probably not.”

Establishment attacks on Trump are ineffective:

“Jeb Bush recently put out a piece on his website that said “Donald Trump is not the conservative he claims to be.” This is a very typical establishment response that’s going to be ineffective to the key audiences. Donald Trump did all he needed to do to establish his bonafides by becoming a lead of the birther movement. This was a very savvy move by him early on.”