Trump tried to spice up his enchantment amongst racists—which, significantly, discuss a demographic he’s acquired locked down—by banning variety coaching at federal businesses. He gave himself an opportunity to go to North Carolina and look presidential by naming Wilmington the primary World Warfare II heritage metropolis.
And—get this—Trump, Mr. Drill Child Drill, banned offshore drilling off the coasts of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. It goes towards principally every little thing Trump has ever stated about vitality, however Florida is likely one of the prime battleground states and Georgia appears aggressive, so if banning offshore drilling will make Republicans in these states glad, not for environmental causes however out of concern for the tourism and actual property industries, then … certain.
“There’s a concerted effort to make good on guarantees from the 2016 marketing campaign path, in addition to guarantees which have been made throughout President Trump’s first time period in workplace,” deadbeat dad and Trump marketing campaign adviser Jason Miller instructed Politico. “Lots of this stuff we’ve developing have taken years to place collectively or transfer alongside, so this simply occurs to be when issues are delivered to completion.”
Uh huh, certain. It’s been two and a half years since Trump introduced he was opening the coasts for drilling, so no, he hasn’t been working for years to place collectively or transfer alongside the choice to exempt a few particular electorally essential states. Simply final month he moved forward on opening the Arctic Nationwide Wildlife Refuge to drilling. Giving Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina an out couldn’t be extra blatantly about his electoral probabilities.
Numerous presidents do issues to attempt to make themselves look good as they search reelection. However belief Trump to make it as crass and transactional as attainable.