Is President Trump concerned about Joe Walsh, Bill Weld, John Kasich, Justin Amash, or any other Republicans or former Republicans who may run against him? No. He says they “lost their way and got left behind.”
Is he concerned about the Democratic candidates? No. He didn’t even dignify them with a collective insult.
His real enemy is, as he calls them, the “Lamestream Media.” He went so far as to say they’re not just fake but also corrupt in a pair of posts wedged in-between a flurry of Tweets this morning that hit some, praised others, and warned America about Hurricane Dorian.
….The good news is that we are winning. Our real opponent is not the Democrats, or the dwindling number of Republicans that lost their way and got left behind, our primary opponent is the Fake News Media. In the history of our Country, they have never been so bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 2, 2019
He is 100% correct. If all things were equal in the media, 2020 wouldn’t even be a contest. The booming economy is enough to make 2020 like 1984… the Reagan landslide version, not the dystopian George Orwell version. But mainstream media is making this seem less like the United States of America and more like Orwell’s Oceania.
There are many ways to cheat. If the election were a sport, the cheating wouldn’t be solely from the President’s opponents on the field (the Democrats). He also has to fight crooked referees (the activist judiciary blocking nearly every action the White House tries to take). But the real challenge is fighting the guys operating the scoreboard (mainstream media). Even when the President scores, the media usually tries to give the points to his opponents.
It’s like a bad Monty Python skit where everything is backwards, none of it makes much sense, and nobody’s laughing. Most of Monty Python’s work was excellent, but they put out some stinkers. The way the 2020 election is being handled seems like one of those rare occurrences.
Then, there’s the problem with his supporters. No, his supporters aren’t bad (well, some of us are). The problem his supporters are facing is on social media where “platforms” like Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are acting more like publishers despite having protections through Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. They are purging, censoring, and silencing conservatives. This is not a conspiracy theory. It’s demonstrable.
President Trump and/or Republicans in Congress must compel these “platforms” to act like actual platforms. That means no biased rules or progressive-leaning judgment calls that reduce the reach of Trump supporters while amplifying the reach of Democrats. It means transparency; if they’re going to silence us, at least tell us what we did wrong instead of “deboosting” or “shadowbanning” us.
The President’s support on social media is much stronger than people know. Why don’t they know? Because big tech is doing everything in its power to keep our voices quiet. It’s a systematic quashing of conservatives they justify by screaming about racism, hate speech, and intersectionality.
If a progressive proudly shares images of their post-abortion bikini bodies while burning the ultrasound of the person they just murdered, their posts are amplified. If a conservative uses the “wrong” pronoun, we get silenced. Social media’s push for a post-truth society matches legacy media’s goal of indoctrination through propaganda. Together, they are a dangerous duo that is desperate to make President Trump and all Republicans lose in 2020.
The President is concerned mostly about legacy media, but as conservatives across the internet are realizing, we have an equal and potentially greater challenge with social media. Our voices can help if we’re allowed to be heard.
We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.
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