Donald Trump has made himself incredibly accessible to the media. He gives press conferences and interviews all the time. Hillary on the other hand, hasn’t given a press conference in months and does interviews at softball outlets like the Jimmy Kimmel show.
Charles Hurt recently noted the vast difference between the two in a column at Rasmussen:
Trump drives agenda while Hillary hides behind jokes
Never in modern American political history has a more issue-oriented, serious candidate for president faced off against a more dishonest, platform-less, self-absorbed celebrity who is cashing in on ill-gotten wealth and fame despite serious concerns about mental and physical health.
The man all about issues, of course, is real estate developer Donald Trump. From the day he announced for the presidency, Mr. Trump has set the agenda.
In the primary, establishment Republicans would have been perfectly happy to just talk about proper politician temperament and nibbling around the edges of arcane education policy. Who has the best hair and most diverse looking families. Whose name sound the most Hispanic.
Mr. Trump crashed that party and declared that the primary would not be just another beauty pageant. It would be about securing the border to stop illegal immigration, tracking down and killing terrorists before they get into the United States and jump-starting the domestic economy.
Woven through his concrete policy positions was a new mantra of “America first,” both in terms of foreign policy and economic trade. This would mean an end to bipartisan military entanglements that do not directly strengthen the USA and the abandonment of trade deals that do not directly benefit America.
Literally billions and billions of dollars are at stake here, which is why establishment politicians in both parties are so terrified of Mr. Trump.
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Corporations need cheap illegal labor, importers need cheap goods from China and the military industrial complex needs to keep America’s wars rolling. Every one of these entities has armies of high-paid lobbyists to make sure that the establishment stays put no matter what the voters want.
Hillary Clinton? Her entire campaign is built on celebrity, pay-for-play wealth and establishment politics against a backdrop of gender wars.
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It should be noted that the media is letting Hillary get away with this strategy.
They say they want her to do a press conference but don’t make her pay any price for not doing so.
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