Earlier today, President Trump reacted to Mayor DeBlasio’s decision to paint “Black Lives Matter” in front of Trump Tower in New York City by tweeting:
“Maybe our GREAT Police, who have been neutralized and scorned by a mayor who hates & disrespects them, won’t let this symbol of hate be affixed to New York’s greatest street.”
Like Bush before him, Trump turned an obvious opportunity, with the right intent behind it, into a huge blunder.
He was right about Black Lives Matter, but didn’t offer any explanation as to why. This leaves a vacuum for the Democrats to fill by explaining to people why they think he called BLM a “symbol of hate,” because he’s racist, I’m sure.
President Bush used to do the same thing constantly. The one I remember from early in his tenure was when he declined to sign the Kyoto Treaty, which was the first multi-country agreement to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Bush rightly didn’t sign it because it would have crippled our economy, but as usual, he didn’t explain himself. When Republicans don’t explain why they do what they do, they leave that open for Democrats to come in and explain for them. And the Democrat explanation is always because “Republicans hate clean air, clean water, blacks, gays, women, etc…”
If President Trump had simply made it clear that Black Lives Matter is a Marxist hate group who has taken over this call for racial equality and is hellbent on overthrowing the United States, that would have at least prevented Democrats for stepping in and conjuring up a reason for Trump’s usage of the phrase “symbol of hate.”
The Republican Party has the worst marketing department in the history of marketing in part, because they constantly fail to explain their actions. If they could simply teach, while they take action, that would fill the void, answer the questions “why?” and probably bring a lot of Americans who would agree with them along with them.