Trump Campaign Tones Down Immigration Messages That Dominated 2016 Election
A Wall Street Journal review found that immigration was the fourth most mentioned issue in Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign TV ads but has barely cracked the top 10 this cycle.
Trump has largely dropped immigration talk from his 2020 campaign ads 📺 (But immigration remains a dominant message in digital ads that can be targeted to his base.) via
2 weeks ago: Trump isn't running on immigration because his record is unpopular
today: Trump isn't running on immigration because his record is unpopular
I keep saying, read
, get the news first!
Seems Trump campaign no longer believes immigration is a winning issue, even though Trump's immigration policies may have more enduring impact than anything else he's done. (Perhaps because Americans have become more pro-immigrant since he's taken office!)
If I were reporting a story on why Trump wasn't mentioning immigration much, I'd focus on Jared's strategy and Rove's advice, and maybe Trump's missing compass, not talk to a group of loose-borders kibbitzers (Ayres, Sharry, etc.).
I thought the CW was that Trump's 2018 focus on immigration (the caravans, etc) maybe hurt GOP in the House but saved the Senate. The pro-immigration usual suspects quoted in this piece (Whit Ayres! Frank Sharry!) seem to want to forget that second part.
Messed up my book marketing by denying me the opportunity to inject myself into TV coverage of the campaign. But outside the world of rhetoric, Trump has done an enormous amount to curb legal immigration and weaken America!