BIRCH RUN, MI - AUGUST 11: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a press conference before delivering the keynote address at the Genesee and Saginaw Republican Party Lincoln Day Event August 11, 2015 in Birch Run, Michigan. This is Trump's first campaign event since his Republican debate last week. (Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
It’s not hard to spot the establishment’s strategy: Portray Trump as a violent, racist misogynist and scare voters away. The parade of heated video confrontations between Democrat protesters and Trump supporters on social media and blogger Michelle Fields’ battery charge against Corey Lewandowski comfortably fit this political narrative but they don’t tell the whole story.
Pundits say Trump hasn’t helped himself by gleefully stepping on every landmine set for him. But the billionaire real estate developer with 7 million Twitter followers might just know something they don’t.
We shall see.
So far, the GOP’s strategy appears to be working: Trump’s poll numbers with women are down. Major media outlets have been running wild with the narrative of Trump as Jack the Ripper reincarnate.
But at what cost?
For decades, conservatives have fought the media narrative that Republicans are just a bunch of racist, women hating white men. The big difference this time is that conservatives are actually scripting and encouraging this narrative.
For instance, last night Bill O’Reilly attributed Trump’s rise to “white male grievance.”
Is he saying that working and middle class women, blacks, brown, and people of every color aren’t concerned about unbalanced trade deals, the declining middle class, open borders, and terrorist threats to the country? What do these issues have to do with race? Shouldn’t all Americans be concerned about these things?
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