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The president is not totally sold on the attack line that he and his team have made so central to their campaign.

As he campaigns for re-election, Donald Trump and his team have made trashing the “socialists or communists” in the 2020 Democratic presidential field a cornerstone of their messaging. In private, however, the president often strikes a different, more nuanced tone—one driven by a concern that socialism (at least as defined by the Democrats) may actually sell politically.

This year, Trump has repeatedly told friends and donors that running against “socialism” in a general election may not be “so easy” because of its populist draw, according to four Republicans and sources close to Trump who’ve heard him say this over the past several months.

The president, according to the source, said that “you can have someone who loves Trump, but many people love free stuff, too.” He added that if candidates tell Americans, especially young voters—that they’re going to cancel their debt, “that’s a tough one” to run against.

Trump’s private concessions don’t reflect the message he and his party organs have typically pushed in public. Over the last year, the president, his campaign, the Republican National Committee, and a host of other prominent GOP campaign groups have sought to paint much, if not all, of the Democratic field as “socialist.” It’s a playbook they’ve used many times before, including against President Barack Obama. But it is widely believed to have more resonance now, with more progressive candidates—including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the self-identifying democratic-socialist— running in the Democratic primary. The attack line is so central to the GOP playbook that Trump even used it in his 2019 State of the Union address. 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-2020-president-privately-tells-confidants-that-socialism-wont-be-so-easy-to-beat

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But for some reason, you have democrats having Joe Biden in the lead. You even have Bill Maher telling people that Amy Klobuchar would be a solid “compromise” choice for Dems 2020 nomination.

Not just Trump supporters, moderates in the Democratic Party, failed the American people in 2016. Let’s not make the same mistake again.

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DutchHooker

We'll have to see who's gonna win Dem primaries first.. The reps will just adapt their strategy on the winner of the primaries.

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Loeppke

I hope he's right :ohwell:

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corvus albus

In communist Russia, socialism breaks you.

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Maxie

Right wingers using red scare as political propaganda again. Sad that people seriously believe socialism could be so easily implanted in a country with a wholly capitalist history.

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Marilyn MonHoe

Republicans don’t even know what Socialism is. They called Obama a socialist for god’s sake :laughga:

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PartySick
Just now, Marilyn MonHoe said:

Republicans don’t even know what Socialism is. They called Obama a socialist for god’s sake :laughga:

And that man was the centrist to end all centrists. Great man though :ohwell:

2 minutes ago, Maxie said:

Right wingers using red scare as political propaganda again. Sad that people seriously believe socialism could be so easily implanted in a country with a wholly capitalist history.

Well, we're already a largely socialist nation. It's just not us reaping the benefits usually :laughga: socialist became a dirty word for some reason but everyone, from the lower class to billionaires, relies on socialist policies to get by day to day.

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OG Gaga Stan

I mean, he's right. The argument for socialism, when made effectively, is extremely compelling. The only way we move forward is with genuine leftism. We've got to leave tepid centrism behind if we want to win and (more importantly) if we want to build a more equitable society for everyone.

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Maxie
1 minute ago, PartySick said:

And that man was the centrist to end all centrists. Great man though :ohwell:

Well, we're already a largely socialist nation. It's just not us reaping the benefits usually :laughga: socialist became a dirty word for some reason but everyone, from the lower class to billionaires, relies on socialist policies to get by day to day.

Social policies is not socialism though, it's an inherent part of politics in the whole world today. Just because a country isn't full on classical liberalism, doesn't mean it's a socialist nation.

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Bio

Red scare in 2019 lol People are dumb and WILL fall for it. It’s already happening in other countries.

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Nice Gal

I live in Finland. Free healthcare.

Keep up America :coffee:

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AlexanderMagno
6 minutes ago, PartySick said:

Well, we're already a largely socialist nation. It's just not us reaping the benefits usually :laughga: socialist became a dirty word for some reason but everyone, from the lower class to billionaires, relies on socialist policies to get by day to day.

Believe me, the USA are in no way a socialist nation. Come to some European countries and even those that are not socialist are a good example of a socialist nation. Healthcare, education, basically every service you can imagine is completely different.

 

 

 

By the way, socialism is not communism. When people see the "red flag" they associate both ideologies, but they are still different (socialism is not as radical as communism).

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HorusRa2

Trump has decent political instincts & in this case he is correct. Leftist populism is hard to beat when you’re running a right-wing campaign destroying the wealth of the working class who have little wealth to begin with. 

 

This only continues to solidify that Bernie is the most electable candidate in the race, and if your goal is to beat trump then your best bet is to vote for Bernie. He has the polling (for over 3 years), the policies and he has the people! More individual donors than even Trump this cycle so far. Bernie’s electoral strength lies in the states we need in order to win. It’s a no brainer. 

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kyanewest

Socialism is the only way to save America right now. Especially healthcare, education, violence etc, it'll never get fixed with right wing parties, well less chances, more chance for the country to stay divided and not evolve.

I tend to avoid socialists for my country but if i was American I would vote for the most extreme socialist candidate 

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