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My advice to Trump

by Greg Krehbiel on 26 July 2017

Not that he asked ….

1. Shut up about Hillary. You won. You’re being a sore winner.

2. Shut up about Sessions or fire him. Quit whining.

3. Stop talking to the liberal press. Just stop. They’re your enemies and will never treat you fairly.

4. Find something you can do with Democrats — like maybe infrastructure — and work on that for a couple weeks.

5. Get your Republican allies in the House and Senate to insist that Mueller either identify the crime that has been committed in this phony Russia scandal or to end the investigation.

2017-07-26  »  Greg Krehbiel

Talkback x 6

  1. William
    26 July 2017 @ 4:37 pm

    Greg, you raise good points. Yet, my spin would be as follows:

    1. We are sick of hearing about Hillary..she lost…it’s over. You are the President…no contest! If there’s something “authentic” to investigate concerning so. Yet, stop using it as a distraction.

    2. Fire Sessions only “if” there is a true performance issue. The rationale you’ve provided to date makes you appear suspect and will likely invite more scrutiny.

    3. Speak to all media but limit it to communicating your agenda (with accuracy, message consistency and focus) Yet, realize neither liberal nor conservative media are totally unbiased and won’t treat you fairly if it doesn’t serve their interests.

    4. Build alliances with Democrats where possible. Lead by example and challenge Congress to work in a bi-partisan manner to address the interests of American citizens (e.g., jobs, economy, infrastructure, etc.).

    5. Challenge Mueller, FBI and Congress to be decisive, timely and fact-driven in their Russian investigations. Be transparent and encourage all subjects of the investigation to be likewise. As well, since you are innocent until proven guilty…avoid taking further actions and making statements that make it “appear” as if you have something to hide.

  2. RR
    26 July 2017 @ 10:06 pm

    Good points. I would also add “Get off Twitter. It is giant waste of time for you and your comments on it cause needless controversy. And you lose sleep as you are on Twitter at odd hours.”

    Sadly, I think Trump is too undisciplined and possibly unhinged to follow any decent advise.

  3. William
    26 July 2017 @ 10:49 pm

    @RR, I’d not advise Trump get off Twitter, just reframe how he uses it. It’s a very powerful tool and he has a tremendous following. Just imagine how effective he could be if he was using it in a more disciplined manner.

    Yet, I agree he’s too impulsive and possibly unhinged to take such advice. His own words will likely continue to create undue controversy.

  4. Derek
    26 July 2017 @ 11:57 pm

    You guys fail to realize that he uses Twitter to go around the media, thus pissing them off even more (which he enjoys). It’s a way of showing that they don’t have a monopoly on communication to the public. I just think he should have them reviewed before posting, but he won’t do that.

  5. William
    27 July 2017 @ 2:16 am

    @Derek, I don’t fail to understand Trump’s intent for Twitter and that’s why I would NOT advise he get off of it. It’s really cool to hear directly from a POTUS…without media spin (left or right). That said, Trump shoots himself in the foot many times by his undisciplined usage.

    Case in point, instead of having a defintitive and clearly understood military policy change announcement today…he’s started a new round of controversy. Even some congressional Republicans couldn’t support it. So, we agree that he’d be much more effective if he had a review but it’s highly unlikely he’d do that. Given that, his own words will likely consistently come back to haunt him.

  6. William
    1 August 2017 @ 4:58 pm

    Given today’s record low Rasmussen presidential approval rating (39%), I’d advise Trump to quickly hire a communications director that can create a cogent communications strategy that highlights his achievements and forward direction.

    Rassmusen Presidential Approval Rating