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7/6/2020

New Trump Campaign Ad

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:29 pm



[guest post by Dana]

How about a new Trump campaign ad:

It’s short, to the point, and sends a clear warning message of impending doom if Biden is elected because his supporters are demanding police departments be defunded. Elect Trump or there will be no one to answer your 911 calls! You will be left to die! While the ad ignores the fact that this civil unrest and frustration with the police did not happen on Biden’s watch, but rather on Trump’s watch, I guess what voters have to ask themselves then, is: WWJD? (What would Joe do…if he were sitting in the White House?) One thing we do know, much to the consternation of Democrats and any number of Biden supporters (and I suspect Trump’s re-election campaign members), is that according to Biden himself, he does not believe in defunding police:

And we must urgently address the abuse of power in police departments. I commend the leaders in the Democratic Party in Congress for proposing legislation that includes vital reforms: banning chokeholds, ensuring prosecutors in police-involved killings are independent, collecting data regarding police use of force and violations of use of force standards, and requiring training for officers regarding racial and religious bias and their duty to intervene if another officer is abusing his or her power.

While I do not believe federal dollars should go to police departments violating people’s rights or turning to violence as the first resort, I do not support defunding police. The better answer is to give police departments the resources they need to implement meaningful reforms, and to condition other federal dollars on completing those reforms.

I’ve long been a firm believer in the power of community policing — getting cops out of their cruisers and building relationships with the people and the communities they are there to serve and protect. That’s why I’m proposing an additional $300 million to reinvigorate community policing in our country. Every single police department should have the money it needs to institute real reforms like adopting a national use of force standard, buying body cameras and recruiting more diverse police officers.

And we need to prevent 911 calls in scenarios where police should not be our first responders. That means making serious investments in mental health services, drug treatment and prevention programs, and services for people experiencing homelessness. That may also mean having social service providers respond to calls with police officers.

–Dana

54 Responses to “New Trump Campaign Ad”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (25e0dc)

  2. One thing we do know, much to the consternation of Democrats and any number of Biden supporters (and I suspect Trump’s re-election campaign members), is that according to Biden himself, he does not believe in defunding police.

    If Trump wants to play make-believe (and when doesn’t he?), a Biden ad with deathly ill people, gasping for breath, being turned away from an overflowing hospital, and lamenting “Trump never wore a mask, so I figured I didn’t need one either” sort of writes itself.

    Dave (1bb933)

  3. I’m not sure scaring voters would be my first priority if I am a President seeking re-election. But who am I to criticize an incumbent’s campaign which has already managed to fall 10 points behind.

    noel (4d3313)

  4. Who knew Making America Great would be so divisive.

    noel (4d3313)

  5. Trump would be up over 75 pts if he had a brain, even with media in the DNC’s pocket.

    Their (media’s) going off the deep end and Democratic Party governance as law enforcement horror show may actually get him across again.

    The choice this Nov is just as surreal as the last go-round.
    _

    harkin (ca2d1a)

  6. ‘Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden suggested that police be trained to shoot individuals posing a threat to them “in the leg instead of the heart,” as the country grapples with its national outrage over the murder of George Floyd. Biden brought up the idea while speaking to African American community leaders Monday at Bethel AME Church in Wilmington, Delaware.” – NY Post 6/2/20

    “Instead of standing there and teaching a cop when there’s an unarmed person comin’ at ’em with a knife or something to shoot ’em in the leg instead of the heart is a very different thing.” – JoeyBee June 1, 2020

    You can conserve air by breathing through one nostril, too, eh JoeyBee?

    He’s an idiot.

    “Hellooooooooooo, Mr. Wilson!” – Dennis Mitchell [Jay North] ‘Dennis The Menace’ CBS-TV 1959-63

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. Latest Gallup approval ratings:

    Republicans: 91%
    Independents: 33%
    Democrats: 2%

    He’s now underwater with whites (48%) and men (46%).

    Whites w/o college degree are the only demo where he’s above 50%, and he’s down 9% even with them.

    As Trump would say, “lowest ratings EVER” except in this case it’s actually true…

    Dave (1bb933)

  8. Who knew Making America Great would be so divisive.

    Who knew honoring George Washington would be so divisive.

    beer ‘n pretzels (aee173)

  9. Who knew honoring George Washington would be so divisive.

    George Washington was a Confederate? Weeerrrd, was he also a time traveler?

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (305827)

  10. Also, remember Trump is the president today, running for reelection, while 135,000 people have died over 4 months from a pandemic that he’s a failure at.

    He’s wrapping himself in the flag of traitors, enemies of the United States, and losers.

    He’s trying to deny that he’s actively helping the Russians kill Americans.

    That’s just what’s happening today. They’re kind of all the same, Trump hates America. We know that by his words and deeds.

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (305827)

  11. mr president donald is going through some things right now

    its not easy transitioning to greatness in front of god and everyone

    we just need to give zir a little space

    Dave (1bb933)

  12. Given the very limited number of issues Trump can use to reach out to moderate Americans, this isn’t a bad try.

    Nic (896fdf)

  13. I think it’s a pretty good ad.

    noel has a good take. The ‘keep america great’ slogan combined with this scenario doesn’t make Trump look good, but it focuses on why democrats are wrong for our country.

    I’m proposing an additional $300 million to reinvigorate community policing in our country

    Community policing requires personnel, and that does cost money, but I think federal funds have really screwed up many police departments.

    I think it would be better for an independent audit to determine what adequate staffing levels are, both on the street and for supervisors and special units like detectives, with a goal of more community outreach time (for regular beat cops). I would also find a way to cut out the fat, the crappy officers, the malicious cops.

    But anyway, the radical stuff in many cities really concerns me. The democrats really need to get it together.

    Dustin (b62cc4)

  14. 135,000 people have died over 4 months from a pandemic that he’s a failure at

    Do the other 400,000+ dead worldwide even matter to you, or have you just not figured out a way to pin them on Trump?

    beer ‘n pretzels (1d265b)

  15. 135,000 out 327 million Americans.
    400,000 out of 7.2 billion non-Americans.
    Good job, Tatiana!
    Love, Vladimir.

    nk (1d9030)

  16. but thats because our testing is so good mr nk

    Dave (1bb933)

  17. More gloom and doom for The Lone Warrior The Lone Ranger our hero:

    Trump Support Withering in Areas Where Virus Cases Are Rising

    Pew Research Center polls show Trump’s approval is slipping fastest in the 500 counties where the number of cases have been more than 28 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people.

    Pew surveyed voters in late March and the same people again in late June, and found 17% of those who approved of the president in March now disapprove.

    The shift came almost equally among Democrats and Republicans, men and women, and college graduates and non-graduates. But those who live in counties with a high number of virus cases were 50% more likely to say they no longer approve of Trump.

    This graph in particular is remarkable.

    Trump’s campaign slogan should be: “If you like your virus, you can keep your virus.”

    Dave (1bb933)

  18. When you’re 4.5% of the world’s population and you have 34% of the losses to the coronavirus, maybe you ought to think about changing the guy dealing your cards.

    nk (1d9030)

  19. When you believe those non-U.S. numbers, maybe you’re not dealing with a full deck, or your elevator doesn’t go to the top, or you’re one egg short of a dozen….

    beer ‘n pretzels (aee173)

  20. @18: Dave, have you started that CV Fan Club yet?

    beer ‘n pretzels (aee173)

  21. Allahpundit looks at Trump’s latest strategy in light of the Pew Research poll numbers:

    The Post puts it memorably: “White House officials also hope Americans will grow numb to the escalating death toll and learn to accept tens of thousands of new cases a day,” believing that if the feds just stop talking about it, “the base will move on and the public will learn to accept 50,000 to 100,000 new cases a day.” That reads like a parody of Trump’s belief that all political problems are messaging problems and that he can control everything that threatens him simply by the way he talks about it.

    Team Biden reportedly intends to use “the stumbling response and renewed surge in cases as ways to paint Trump as uninformed, incapable of empathy and concerned only about his own political standing.” No joke: If Trump gets reelected running on a “learn to live with it” message about a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, at a moment when our European allies have hammered down their case counts to practically nothing, it’ll be the political feat of the century. Not even his first election will rival it. To surrender on the health-care challenge of the age when Americans know full well from foreign experience that it can be managed effectively and win a second term anyway — it’d be one of the most amazing electoral achievements the country has ever seen. Imagine running on a campaign slogan of “Try to grow numb to it” and winning.

    I still think my suggested campaign slogan is better.

    Dave (1bb933)

  22. When you believe those non-U.S. numbers, maybe you’re not dealing with a full deck, or your elevator doesn’t go to the top, or you’re one egg short of a dozen….

    So are them ferriners slanting the numbers high or low, and why? You have to have a definitive opinion, else your claim is just for effect and you haven’t a clue. Maybe even some evidence?

    Colonel Klink (ret) (305827)

  23. You have faith in the numbers from Russia, do you Klink?

    If we were locked down again, you’d blame Trump for the economy. So, you blame Trump for whatever you can, and give the looters, rioters, anti-police BLM and statue toppling mobs with no social distancing a pass. The death rate is easing, so that might be bad news.

    beer ‘n pretzels (494acc)

  24. Again, who is cooking the numbers, which direction and why. This is request #2. Be specific.

    Colonel Klink (ret) (305827)

  25. Right, Klink. You didn’t answer my question @15, so I’m supposed to snap to attention for yours. Stuff it.

    beer ‘n pretzels (aee173)

  26. don’t plan on the never trump boooosh boy ag barr to do a darn thing he is useless as teats on a boar

    mg (8cbc69)

  27. buy American, nk.

    mg (8cbc69)

  28. I can’t criticize the ad except to note that Trump is engaging in garden-variety fear-mongering, which is a traditional form of political advertising.

    Paul Montagu (e2c658)

  29. First Eric Trump, now Fox News.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fox-news-edits-trump-out-of-jeffrey-epstein-photo-leaves-in-melania/ar-BB16mRxU?ocid=spartan-dhp-feeds

    When Eric stupidly posted a photo of Clinton walking his daughter dwon the aisle at her wedding, with Maxwell in the background, his Twitter feed was inundated with photos of Donald Trump with Epstein, of which there are many. But then Eric was always thought of as the dumb one.

    For Fox News to air a segment on Maxwell’s arrest, with a photo of Epstein, Maswell and Melania but without Trump, is beyond stupid. Don’t they know that photo has been all over the Internet for years? Why choose that photo, and why cut out Donald but leave in Melania?
    Well, both Ailes and O’Reilly were driven out of Fox, under a cloud of sexual harassment claims, and there might be something to those.

    Demean the First Lady, by exposing her with Epstein and Maxwell, but crop out the President? That seems to be standard operating procedure for Fox–they’ll do anything to make Trump look good and avoid everything that makes him look bad.

    It’s like when Fox interviewed Cruz during the primaries in 2016. He was winning, gaining support, but then Fox interviewed him. There was trash littered around the stage, and the sounds of dishwashing in the background. That was about the same time the National Enquier published a story about Cruz’s father being involved in Kennedy assassination. It was a smear job all the way.

    Now, I will be the first to admit I supported and voted for Cruz, even donation $1,000 to his campaign. He wasn’t my first choice; I preferred Gov. Perry in the beginning, but he faded out.

    And I will say that Cruz’s speech an the Republican National Convention was inspiring, even motivational. However, since then, he’s become somewhat of a wet fart. Just like Cornyn and all the other so-called Republicans. They’re all Trumperialists now, and I won’t be voting for any of them.

    As to this ad, I found it distasteful. All of these protests, this social unrest, this vilence and looting, vandalism and arson, statue toppling, occurred under Trump’s watch. Not under Obama’s, or Clinton’s, or Bush’s. It’s all on him. His divisive rhetoric, his ignorant Tweets, his more than incendiary interviews, his complete denial of the pandemic and his utterly incomptent response to it has led us to this situation.

    Make America Great Again, America First! Great at what, trade wars and tariffs which only exacerbated the problem, disrupted global supply chains and ruined economies? First at what, the most infections, the most hospilitations and deaths in the world?

    Other Western countries have contained the novel coronavirus; the US has not. That’s all on Trump.

    We have gone from being a shining city upon a hill to the laughing stock. And it was all under Donald Trump’s leadership, or lack of leadership.

    I’m not saying that Biden will do any better. I’m saying that we must get this ass-clown out of office and remove any and all vestiges of him from the Republican Party. Otherwise, we cannot call ourselves ‘conservative’ with any sense of honesty, or without any hint of irony.

    Gawain's Ghost (b25cd1)

  30. Demean the First Lady, by exposing her with Epstein and Maxwell, but crop out the President?

    Actually I think showing her with Trump cropped out makes the photo less demeaning to her than leaving him.

    Dave (1bb933)

  31. …leaving him *in*.

    Dave (1bb933)

  32. Let’s see,

    @15 Do the other 400,000+ dead worldwide even matter to you, or have you just not figured out a way to pin them on Trump?

    Not that this is anything other than a misdirection, but in the context of Donald Trump’s ad running for president of the United States, I care and it’s illustrative, the international deaths are also a tragedy, and the response globally also contains lessons to be learned.

    So I shall iterate,

    When you believe those non-U.S. numbers, maybe you’re not dealing with a full deck, or your elevator doesn’t go to the top, or you’re one egg short of a dozen….

    So are them ferriners slanting the numbers high or low, and why? You have to have a definitive opinion, else your claim is just for effect and you haven’t a clue. Maybe even some evidence?

    And the response,

    You have faith in the numbers from Russia, do you Klink?

    If we were locked down again, you’d blame Trump for the economy. So, you blame Trump for whatever you can, and give the looters, rioters, anti-police BLM and statue toppling mobs with no social distancing a pass. The death rate is easing, so that might be bad news.

    I shall re-reiterate, again, who is cooking the numbers, which direction and why. This is request #infiniti. Be specific.

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (305827)

  33. Just saw this:

    When you believe those non-U.S. numbers, maybe you’re not dealing with a full deck, or your elevator doesn’t go to the top, or you’re one egg short of a dozen….
    beer ‘n pretzels (aee173) — 7/6/2020 @ 9:55 pm

    They were your numbers, Trumpadoodle:

    Do the other 400,000+ dead worldwide even matter to you, or have you just not figured out a way to pin them on Trump?
    beer ‘n pretzels (1d265b) — 7/6/2020 @ 8:19 pm

    nk (1d9030)

  34. 5. harkin (ca2d1a) — 7/6/2020 @ 6:55 pm

    Trump would be up over 75 pts if he had a brain, even with media in the DNC’s pocket.

    No, I don’t think he would do better than Richard Nixon did in 1972.

    Also, if he started to rise in the polls, the Biden campaign and the Democrats would change what they said. Which would be all to the good.

    Sammy Finkelman (70b0bc)

  35. I’m proposing an additional $300 million to reinvigorate community policing in our country.

    They’ve cut the NYC police alone by much more than that.

    Kevin M (ab1c11)

  36. Biden is trying a compromise. That’s half good.

    Sammy Finkelman (70b0bc)

  37. 18.

    Pew Research Center polls show Trump’s approval is slipping fastest in the 500 counties where the number of cases have been more than 28 coronavirus deaths per 100,000 people.

    Because there, he’s beginning to sound like Baghdad Bob, and not just for one day.

    Sammy Finkelman (70b0bc)

  38. Trump’s niece’s book will apparently claim he was abused as a child:

    Donald Trump suffered ‘child abuse’ at the hands of his father,’ the President’s niece has claimed in her explosive memoir, which DailyMail.com has obtained ahead of its release.

    Mary Trump says ‘love meant nothing’ to Fred Trump Sr and he only wanted obedience, which the President was forced to give him.

    Donald’s mother became ill when he was two years old, leaving him with ‘total dependence on a caregiver (Fred Sr) who also caused him terror,’ Mary writes in Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.

    Neglected by his workaholic father, Mary claims the President ‘suffered deprivations that would scar him for life’ and describes Donald as Frankenstein’s monster.

    WTF does she think she’s doing? Trying to throw him a lifeline?

    Imagine if Trump goes on Hannity and breaks down in tears recounting how his father treated him cruelly and never showed him love(*).

    The man already wallows in self-pity 24×7. What’s another hour or 90 minutes?

    For once, decent people might be able to feel sympathy for him. Hell, *I* might even feel sorry for him…

    I doubt his pride will allow him to show honest weakness, but it might be the Hail Mary that wins him re-election.

    (*) Tremendously huge incredible bonus points for revealing that Vladimir Putin has become the loving, supportive father that he always wished he had…

    Dave (1bb933)

  39. 19.When you’re 4.5% of the world’s population and you have 34% of the losses to the coronavirus, maybe you ought to think about changing the guy dealing your cards.

    Or realize waving the Constitution at a deadly bug, a pyroclastic volcanic flow or a killer asteroid doesn’t work.

    Wear a mask.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  40. Mary claims the President ‘suffered deprivations that would scar him for life’ and describes Donald as Frankenstein’s monster.

    Hmmmm. Where have I heard that comparison before; is she a plagiarist like JoeyBee, too? 😉

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  41. Mary Trump claims somebody else took the SAT for Donald Trump when he applied to college. This would have been possible around 1963.

    Sammy Finkelman (70b0bc)

  42. Teehee.

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (305827)

  43. Mary Trump is going for the jugular, Sammy.

    We’ll see more of this. As it’s clear the ship is really sinking, the preference cascade is going to be something to behold.

    As fun as it is to see something like accountability, this is a very painful year for the country, and I think it will end even less stable than it began. It’s a shame these revelations didn’t come out in the GOP primary in 2016. Everyone probably has an excuse (Mary didn’t see the NYT article about Trump’s taxes, for example). But blow the whistle when you can, folks.

    Dustin (b62cc4)

  44. Gotta protect those monuments.

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (305827)

  45. Buy your discount Trump flag.

    And make sure to buy your discounted Trump VIP membership.

    Colonel Klink (Ret) (305827)

  46. Mary Trump’s book has destroyed the sales, royalties and feckless musings of one… Walrus Gumbo.

    Well done, Mary. Laugh all the way to the bank, dear.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  47. What kind of deprivations do little rich jerkoffs suffer? He got a Shetland pony for Christmas when he wanted a Falabella?

    nk (1d9030)

  48. He got a Shetland pony for Christmas when he wanted a Falabella?

    That’s more than Barron got.

    Dave (1bb933)

  49. Comrade President’s friend Erdogan is testing Comrade President’s friend Vladimir’s surface-to-air missiles against our planes:

    Russia says Turkey tested its S-400s on US F-16 jets

    So much winning.

    For Vladimir.

    Dave (1bb933)

  50. Mary Trump’s book has destroyed the sales, royalties and feckless musings of one… Walrus Gumbo.

    Well done, Mary. Laugh all the way to the bank, dear.

    DCSCA (797bc0) — 7/7/2020 @ 7:21 pm

    It’s also much better written, more enjoyable, in my opinion.

    Dustin (b62cc4)

  51. 34… Mrs. Crabapple and her demands. Class dismissed.

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  52. I thought this was a pretty decent add. But then I saw the polling that Most Americans (77%) believe those who use that phrase really just want to change the way police departments operate. Only 18% believe that people who use this phrase actually want to get rid of police departments. That makes this just more red meat for the base.

    Recent protests have also involved calls to “Defund the Police.” Most Americans (77%) believe those who use that phrase really just want to change the way police departments operate. Only 18% believe that people who use this phrase actually want to get rid of police departments. The poll also finds about half (51%) the public believes that police officers are no more or less likely to exhibit racism compared to other groups in the country. Another 28% say there is more racism among the police and 14% say there is less compared to other groups. These results are similar to a December 2014 poll (56% same amount, 25% more, 12% less).

    “Most Americans see ‘Defund the Police’ as more of a general statement of purpose rather than an actual policy demand, at least for now,” said Murray.

    Time123 (6e0727)


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