Buzzfeed called to ask me about Trump’s immigration comments last night:
“Donald Trump is rapidly trying to turn around his presidential campaign with a vigorous and at times strained effort to shed a label applied to him by a substantial portion of the electorate: racist.
Guided by his new campaign leadership, the Republican nominee has ordered a full-fledged strategy to court black and Latino voters and is mobilizing scores of minority figures to advocate publicly for his candidacy.
Trump is planning trips to urban areas — with stops at churches, charter schools and small businesses in black and Latino communities — and is developing an empowerment agenda based on the economy and education, aides said. Under consideration is an early September visit to Detroit, where retired neurosurgeon and former Republican primary rival Ben Carson would guide him on a tour of the impoverished neighborhoods where he grew up. …”
I hadn’t seen it.
I spent yesterday taking my kid on a steamboat ride up and down the Mississippi River and hanging out with a friend who was traveling through the St. Louis area. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do on this story, but I was told the gist of what Trump said on Hannity about softening his position on immigration.
As I told Buzzfeed, I’m not worried in the slightest about it. It’s all general election politics. It is obviously part of a broader strategy of “proving” to cucked suburbanites – the people who voted for John Kasich, who the polls show are responsible for Trump’s low numbers in those counties – that he is not a “racist.” That’s why he is doing this townhall, talking about how great his policies are going to be for blacks in his recent speeches, and even goofy shit like following in the footsteps of Rand Paul by going to Detroit.
Hillary is giving her big speech today on the Alt-Right. That’s her counterattack. Trump is really a “racist” because he is “linked” to us. Once again, they are transparently fighting over the same slice of cucked suburban White voters. I’ve said all along here that the outcome of the election will be decided by these people. I didn’t think Trump would win the general election because these cucks would be sore from the primary and would rather lose to Hillary and preserve their own position than win with Trump.
I’m not sure which way the election will go in November. It’s nothing that I am worried about though. The difference between Rand Paul and Donald Trump in this Detroit Republican shtick is that Rand Paul really believes this stuff whereas Trump is doing it because his campaign manager is telling him to do it. Rand Paul really is a cuck whereas Trump is trying to pander to Cucked Americans to win.
I’m happy to have this fight over immigration. I don’t believe any of this is real. It’s about as real as Barack Obama opposing gay marriage in 2008. I also think if Trump is elected that we can fight over it and win whereas I know exactly what Hillary will try to do. And besides, if he really believed this, why is he campaigning with Nigel Farage?