Charlie Kirk advises Trump on winning election strategy: Americans ‘want their lives back’

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President Donald Trump needs to reinvigorate his presidential campaign with a jolt of positive energy, according to Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk.

Speaking late Saturday on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Kirk said that it’s essential the president contrast the constant negativity from the “propaganda media” with the sort of positive vision he’d offered the American people four years ago.

“I think that America right now — because of the propaganda media and the activist wing of the Democrat Party — America feels a little bit down right now, and the president is one of the most positive political figures that has ever come across the American political scene,” he said.

And what he did in 2016 so brilliantly is he really tempted Americans to dream. He said yes we can bring jobs back, yes we can build the wall, yes you are gonna get so sick of winning you’re going to say I can’t take it anymore. I think the president needs to lean into that even more.”

Listen to the full discussion below:

Of course, it’s hard to be positive when you face nonstop 24/7/365 negative coverage from an activist media that seeks to destroy you, not to mention nonstop 24/7/365 opposition from Democrat leaders in Congress and elsewhere who hate you.

“Look, the president has been treated so unfairly by the press, by the activist media, by the Democrat Party. They impeached him. It’s unbelievable. And I can understand to a great extent why, you know, the people around the president and even myself, I’m incredibly frustrated that people forget all that he has done for this country,” Kirk noted.

“But now in a lot of different ways, this is going through a reset, we’re about four months out from the election, and being able to have a big, bold, specific and tangible imagination-based agenda — I think that’s something the president will do quite well and politically if you contrast that against Joe Biden.”

In response to Kirk’s initial remarks, FNC host Judge Jeanine Pirro asked Kirk what specifically the president could say to reassure the American people as they’re “beat down” into submission by oppressive lockdown rules and as they watch from home in anger as left-wing extremists riot and topple statues with no pushback.

“The American people right now on Independence Day weekend, they want their lives back, and so they, a lot of voters, right now are frustrated, and they’re wrongly placing some of that frustration I believe on the president,” Kirk replied.

That’s true. Some conservatives feel as if the president is doing nothing but tweeting, though hopefully for him, his Mt. Rushmore speech helped him regain their trust.

During the speech, Trump spoke forcefully again “cancel culture,” “far-left fascism” and the “radical view of American history” being peddled by the left.

What the president admittedly didn’t offer much of, however, was positivity.

“What I think the president should continue to do is embrace the spirit that we saw on that rocket launch where we went to space for the first time in nearly a decade, contrasting with the violence, the anarchy in the streets,” Kirk continued.

The president is the best offensive player that we have ever seen in American politics. When he sets the agenda, people follow brilliantly, by the way, and so that kind of big and bold frontier-minded spirit talking to America as a country of pioneers again.”

And judge, I could tell you from the thousands of people that I communicate with week to week and the hundreds of thousands of messages that we get every single month, America right now, they are yearning for that renewal of optimism and positivity.”

He added that while he understands “it’s been a tough couple months,” it’s imperative the president “be America’s cheerleader again and double down on that.”

To be fair, it’s not like the president isn’t trying:

And it’s not like some negativity isn’t justified, because if Democrats do win big in November, it’s likely that the negativity will just grow:

 

 

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