President Trump Plans More Cultural Battles in the Run-up to 2018

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - FEBRUARY 8: (AFP-OUT) President Donald Trump speaks at the National Prayer Breakfast on February 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. Thousands from around the world attend the annual ecumenical gathering and every president since President Dwight Eisenhower has addressed the event. (Photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images)

Don’t believe what you hear: President Trump isn’t going to rely on his proposed infrastructure bill to help the Republicans win the 2018 elections. He has another plan in mind, one that will actually work.

Trump has already been ginning up support for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. Take a look at some of his recent tweets urging voters to put more Republicans in Congress:

It’s clear by now that Democrats are unwilling to work with the President, and will do anything in their power to thwart his every move. That’s why President Trump is already planning a no-holds-barred strategy to help get Republicans elected in 2018.

Mike Allen of Axios has the inside scoop:

A source close to the White House tells me that with an eye to getting Republicans excited about voting for Republicans in midterms, the president this year will be looking for “unexpected cultural flashpoints” — like the NFL and kneeling — that he can latch onto in person and on Twitter.

The source said Trump “is going to be looking for opportunities to stir up the base, more than focusing on any particular legislation or issue.”

This is smart politics. Trump is not a policy guy, and never has been. Voters and supporters know that he has an instinctual approach to public policy, one that prioritizes citizens over the globalist jet-set crowd. That’s why getting voters energized over cultural issues is his best bet to play a positive role in the fall elections.

Just consider Trump’s biggest cultural win of last year: the NFL protests. After Trump put out the call to fire NFL players who refuse to stand for the National Anthem, the League saw a huge drop in ratings, and quickly lost its status as the most liked sports league.

And that was just year one of the Trump presidency.

Wait until year two really gets into gear.

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