It was a late night, but I will say this. They put on a great show. The energy and enthusiasm were incredible. And the press was, predictable. We were on the media platform, next to 7 News Boston (boos and all). We’ll have more on that later.
If you want to be on the Media platform, even if you are Conservative New Media, you get called out with the rest of them.
Somewhat was one of the biggest media takeaways from the President’s remarks? If you have Google Alerts it was this.
You have no choice but to vote for me.
President Trump likes to poke the opposition (and their media), and he’s good at it. It’s a New York thing. So, he spent some time talking about the economy. How it improved when he was elected (before he even took office). The general state of the markets over the past three years. How great New Hampshire’s economy has been. And how Republicans cutting taxes and regulations has spurred job growth, wage growth, and wealth for your 401K.
If you vote for Democrats, that’s all over.
Without getting into the litany of high-tax, big-government promises, if you don’t vote for Trump, all this prosperity is going buh-bye.
That’s probably accurate. Every Democrat supports plans that will cost many trillions more on top of the debt problem we have now, which (admittedly) Mr. Trump has made worse and is yet to address. But not on the scale of Democrat promises. Priorities that will increase taxes and regulations. Drain investment potential from the economy to backstop government promises.
That all has to get paid for from somewhere, and the economy knows this. It will react accordingly.
His point? He had a few.
As the markets dropped after recession signals, he was shoring up confidence. It was a reminder of the stagnation under Obama. It plays into the very real threat that were the government to default deliberately or otherwise; any resource could be tapped to save that thing to which we (according to the left) all belong. 401K’s are today’s private gold reserves (actual gold notwithstanding). Overall, we’d be going backward.
Donald Trump has a positive overall history of policy and forwards economic thinking that creates jobs and growth. Democrats don’t. Here’s Politico.
“I won the election, the markets went up thousands of points, things started happening,” Trump said at a rally here. “If for some reason, I were not to have won the election, these markets would have crashed. That will happen even more so in 2020. You have no choice but to vote for me, because your 401(k), everything is going to be down the tubes.”
“Whether you love me or hate me, you have got to vote for me,”
With its Trumpian delivery, it had the scribblers scribbling. That was the point, after all. And had I not woken to several Google alerts about it, I probably would never have brought it up. But here I am scribbling about the scribbling.
Plenty more where that came from, and there’s nothing more Trump than that.