Sunday, August 21, 2016

Either Buzzfeed or David Duke is Wrong on Trump Pivot

Adrian Carrasquillo is making it sound like a Saul of Tarsus style conversion.

"Trump, who wants to build a wall and deport 11 million, soliciting ideas on how they can stay legally is a big deal."

Again, just 'soliciting ideas.' Not actually saying he wants them to stay legally just listening to a few people who do based on hearsay in a private room. Yet we're hearing how this is an earth shattering change for Trump.

The Trump team for it's part is keeping it ambiguous.

"Will Trump's immigration plan include a deportation force? "To be determined," his campaign manager says."

This is part of Trump's larger strategy.

As Josh Greenan, argues there are two classes of Trump supporters:

A. Those who believe Trump means everything he says because he says 'Believe me. Believe me.'

B. Those who think he's just riffing but doesn't really mean a lot of it. Of course, this means that either A or B is in for a rude awakening.

My quarrel with what reporters like Carrasquillo are doing is that they are enabling those in class B to have their plausible deniability.

Trump needs to maintain enough strategic ambiguity between A and B as he needs both voters to get to the polls.

Meanwhile, David Duke says this:
David Duke Show Celebrates Trump's Breitbart Hire: We've 'Taken Over the Republican Party!' …

When David Duke is in class A, those in class B ought to at least reassess just how comfortable they are with the idea that Trump is just joking about all this. 

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