The Trump problem is known already for five years. And still, everyone continues to play into his hand. He creates havoc to promote his (brand) name. In addition, chaos makes people feel scared so they look for a strong leader — which he claims to be. Stop playing his game.
We now have Joe Biden teaching us what to say and write. Joe is trained by the sharpest minds in the world, Andrew Yang one of them.
Stop glorifying Trump by treating his pronouncements as if they are serious. Stop endorsing Trump by treating him as relevant. Stop giving a podium to anyone who lacks integrity. Just ignore them.
Fight Trump’s reelection until the polls close (don’t assume again he couldn’t win) but treat him as irrelevant, a problem on its way out.
Talk about the Biden presidency, what relief that will bring and to whom.
Talk about hope and progress that are coming our way under Biden.
Prepare for the worst but expect (and demand) the best.
Laugh about Trump. In passing, call him a clown, call him America’s greatest embarrassment, call him a madman.
But don’t call him dangerous for democracy. He’s a snowflake. A nobody. Old hat. Don’t listen to Trump or Sanders who make each other relevant.
Presently, CNN is making Trump as popular as the immoral Fox News.
Instead, dream out-loud:
- How the US is soon rejoining the democracies in the world fighting totalitarianism and containing dictatorships.
- How the US leadership’s going to heal the nation’s rifts and promote working bipartisan, especially in confronting hatred and extremism.
- How the US will repair racial division in all its manifestations that for so long has spoiled the validity of the enterprise called the USA.
- How science once again will become the bedrock of policy, in fighting corona, in fighting climate calamity and its disasters.
- How humans, human needs, humaneness, and solidarity will be the new yardsticks of wealth and progress instead of the dollar.
- How a civil servant like the president will become not only civil (and honest) again but also a servant (to the People).
Don’t pretend that Trump is irrelevant. Stop pretending he is.
Remember that the four-year-long demonstrations and the one-year election fight are not against Trump but against Trumpism. An important part of this ism is divide and conquer. Biden is not so much against Trump as against divisiveness and for working with both sides of the aisle.
The American Constitution gives the power to rule to Congress. The president isn’t that important. Yet, one of Trump’s greatest contributions has been that he proved that the lack of a real president can be fatal.
Meanwhile, unfounded criticism of the winner of the first debate, the moderator, continues. I repeat that he really did a phenomenal job showing what the candidates are all about. Don’t blame the messenger.
Trump will be counseled, for next time, to be more presidential. So I advise Biden to be even meeker. That will bring out the bully in Trump for sure.
Now, not in the debate, it’s also hard for Biden not to focus on Trump all the time. He should extend his coaches’ advice to the rest of the campaign.
I do it like this. When I see a headline line ‘Scandalous Trump has now said …,’ I just skip it. I treat it as if it said ‘What a liar said.’ Who cares? Gives me time to acquire real information or do something else that is profitable.
There are ideas to adopt as the song of the Republican Party this song: