Trump’s Final Debate Preparation

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In a sign that the Trump campaign has finally recognized the dire straits in which it finds itself, they have sought out my advice on how to prepare for the final presidential debate next week. In the interest of full disclosure, I am sharing this publicly.  I have full confidence that this advice is the best path to Make Donald Trump Great Again.

trump-pence-campaign-headerFinal Debate Preparation Survey

  1.  How would you rate Donald Trump’s takedown of Hillary during the second debate?
  • Too strong
  • Not strong enough
  • Just right
  • Other, please specify:         Pathetic
  1. Should Trump continue to attack Hillary’s failures during the final debate or concentrate more on the issues?
  • Attack Hillary’s failures
  • Concentrate more on the issues
  • Both equally
  • Other, please specify:          I’m surprised sexual assault is not listed as an option.
  1. Has Trump done enough to convey to American voters just how truly corrupt Hillary’s email scandal is?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:

       No, you should compare it to your own many corruption scandals and explain how            your expertise as a corrupt businessman qualifies you to judge others’ corruption.

  1. Did you agree with Trump’s decision to call for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s email scandal if he becomes president?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:

Obviously you are not becoming president so does this question even matter?

  1. Are you satisfied with the way Trump has exposed the Clinton Foundation during the first two debates?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:

       I think you should talk more about how the Trump Foundation is far more corrupt             that the Clinton Foundation as a way to emphasize how much better you are. 

  1. Should Trump do more to bring up Hillary’s failures in Benghazi?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:

       This is obviously one of the biggest non-issues that anyone has ever tried to make            an issue.

  1. Rather than defending himself, should Trump turn those defensive moments into opportunities to attack Hillary?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:

        No. You really have a lot of explaining to do. I think you should spend the entire               debate explaining why you shouldn’t be in jail.

  1. Did Trump effectively articulate the problems with ObamaCare during the second debate?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:

       There are problems but it’s not like you have a clue what they are or how to fix                   them.

  1. Do you agree with Trump’s attack of Hillary as an “all-talk, no-action” politician?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:          I thought it was just “locker room talk”.
  1. Should Trump call attention to the fact that in secret paid speeches Hillary called for “open trade and open borders”?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:

       Yes, remind everyone that Hillary is the real conservative in the race.

  1. Has Trump done enough to contrast himself as an outsider with private-sector experience with Hillary’s career as a government bureaucrat?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:

       You should call more attention to your bankruptcies, lawsuits, tax fraud, and other          ways in which you have gamed the system for your own financial advantage.

  1. Should Trump call attention to Hillary’s statement that there are no systemic problems with Veteran Affairs treatment centers?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       Let’s not talk veterans. You don’t want to embarrass  yourself any more than you             already have on that topic.

  1. Should Trump bring up Hillary’s leaked audio in which she states that “the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment”?
  • Yes
  • No
  • No opinion
  • Other, please specify:

  I guess, but the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.

  1. Should Trump call out Hillary for wanting activists on the Supreme Court who have an agenda rather than judges who simply interpret the Constitution as it was written?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       Don’t remind voters how scary it will be to have you appointing people to important         positions.

  1. Should Trump contrast his America-First mindset with Hillary’s globalist ideology?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       Yes and remind voters how well that worked out when Charles Lindbergh sold that           line in the 1930s.  Be sure to bring up Pearl Harbor. 

  1. Has Trump spoken enough about veterans’ issues at the debates?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       You’ve spoken too much already. Have you thought about just not talking at all?                 You could always clarify where all the money that you raised for veterans went and         why you have never given to veterans causes before this year and why you only did            it when the  media called you for lying about it.

  1. Should Trump talk about the need to rebuild our military since Obama has decimated it after two terms in office?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify

       This would be pretty stupid since it is not true but I guess that has never stopped               you before.

  1. Do you think Trump should continue to tie Hillary to the last eight years of Obama’s failures?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       Don’t remind people how much more popular Obama is than you. He would                         probably beat you by 20 or 30 percentage points.

  1. Has Trump talked enough about the economy and the unique background he’ll bring to the table to fix it?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       Again, the less you talk the better it will be for everyone.

  1. Should Trump spend more time talking about his proven ability to create jobs?
  • Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

Not unless you are going to bring up your hiring of illegal immigrants and your                     outsourcing to China and the fact that you frequently refuse to pay the people who           work for you. This is probably not an area of strength for you. Hiring people and                then refusing to pay them always reminds me of slavery.

  1. Has Trump done enough to cover the importance of developing American energy?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       You’ve made it clear that you don’t need Viagra if that  is the kind of energy you are         talking about.

  1. Has Trump done enough to justify his call for extreme vetting processes for immigrants coming from countries compromised by terrorism?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

Is this the kind of extreme vetting that you do with your female employees or the              kind of extreme vetting you don’t want people to do about your business career and        personal finances, and history of sexual abuse?

  1. Should Trump make illegal immigration an important point at this final debate?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       It’s been a pretty stupid argument all along. It’s not likely to help you now. You                might mention how the country starting going downhill when we started letting in           all of those Scottish immigrants.

  1. Should Trump discuss the importance of cutting taxes in order to grow the economy?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       So I actually checked on this and your proposed tax plan will raise my taxes by over           $2000 a year so it will just make me mad if you bring this up.

  1. In addition to attacking bad trade deals, should Trump attack the burdensome regulations that cause companies to leave America in the first place?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

        No, because these are the same regulations that have allowed you to get rich in the           first place.

  1. Should Trump talk about law and order and the endorsements he’s received from law enforcement?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

Threatening to jail people who disagree with you is always the best way to get them           to change their minds.

  1. Do you think Trump showed the right amount of personality during the second debate?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

    If you were going for the sexual predator thing, then yes.

  1. Did Trump have the right demeanor during the second debate?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

        If I had been in a school cafeteria, I would have known who was getting all the                    lunch money.

  1. Do you think Trump came off as presidential during the second debate?
  •  Yes
  •  No
  •  No opinion
  •  Other, please specify:

       Is this a serious question? Perhaps criminal would be a better adjective.

30.  Is there anything Trump has not done during the first two debates that he absolutely             must do during this final debate?

       I liked the idea of you skipping the debates. It’s not too late to skip this one. How             are you going to convince us  that we can win when you keep losing? Maybe                        encourage us to just quit instead.

Trump’s Final Debate Preparation Survey

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Author: celmoreblog

A.B.D. in Political Science from the University of Kansas, 1997 M.A. in Political Science from KU in 1995, Summa Cum Laude B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Notre Dame in 1993, Magna Cum Laude Valedictorian at Rockhurst High School, 1989

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