Memo to the Donald J. Trump for President Campaign:
Well, that was disappointing.
First, raise the microphone up so Mr. Trump stops leaning forward to speak. He is trying to appeal to married women, that’s your swing voter. Leaning forward to blurt answers comes across as aggressive. Aggressive = not good. Mr. Trump needs to look stately; stand up tall, keep movement to a minimum, talk to the camera when you speak and not Hillary or the moderator. Speak to the American people.
Second, get rid of the split screen. Mr. Trump is a tall man with stature. She is a dumpy old woman. People subconsciously associate stature and presence with leadership. The split screen not only erased that advantage you had, but also allowed the camera to show your every strange wince and expression. Why did Mr. Trump find it so hard to sip water? He needs to practice drinking.
Your candidate is a horrible debater. He tends to overuse words like “tremendous”, and “beautiful” when he’s trying to think of things to say. His ramblings border on incoherent and he seems incapable of finishing an answer. Besides prescribing him some Ritalin before the next debate to help focus his mind, perhaps he would do well to memorize some stock answers to expected questions like Hillary did. For example;
On the issue of cyber-security:
“Your asking Secretary Clinton about cyber-security? That’s rich. The FBI report on Secretary Clinton’s emails and private server said that her server had been hacked by foreign agents. Multiple times. How much classified material was lifted by hackers Secretary Clinton? What happened to the multiple cell phones that you lost but never reported? The FBI report says that you clicked on a phishing email… for real? Which one? The one about the Nigerian prince with millions in a bank account? Or the one about a free time-share in Costa Rica? Why would anyone listen to you on cyber-security? Unless it’s maybe advice on how to delete 33,000 emails.”
On the issue of not revealing his tax returns:
“You know why I haven’t revealed my tax returns? Because I have done what every other smart rich person does; hire the best accountants and lawyers and instruct them find ways for me to pay as little tax as possible. Does that make me unpatriotic? No, it makes me smart. And it makes me no different than your friends in Hollywood, the George Clooneys of the world throwing $10 million dollar fundraising dinners for you and Obama, but have homes in Switzerland because that’s where they hide their money away from US taxes. I want to cut taxes on the wealthy because I don’t want rich people to have to hide their money or take it overseas, I want them to repatriate it. Contrast that with your plan Secretary Clinton, to raise taxes even more on the wealthy. It’s a fraud. You won’t raise money for free tuition and all the other wonderful things you want to spend money on… all you’re going to do is drive more money and investment out of the country.”
On his apparent support for the Iraq war in 2002:
“I wasn’t a politician in 2003. I was a business man. I am allowed to muse in public on whether or not the war was a good thing. Perhaps I may have said that it sounded like a good idea to me at the time. But you know what? I rely on my elected representative to lead on those types of issues. And you know who was my senator for the state of New York in 2003? It was you, Secretary, or should I say, Senator Clinton, and you voted for the Iraq war.”
After Hillary speaks to the US allies to reassure them:
“That, Secretary Clinton, is an example of why you don’t get it. You are more worried about talking to, and reassuring people in other countries than you are about reassuring the American people that we aren’t going to be asked to police the world while other countries, our supposed allies, freeload and fail to pay their fair share or honour their military commitments to our alliances.”
These are some examples. Please feel free to contact us for help with more stock responses with regards to Black Lives Matter, race riots, accusations of sexism etc.