Deroy Murdock: Trump should flee the swamp and huddle with blacks, Jews and Hispanics

Deroy Murdock says mainstream media make zero effort to cover President Trump’s efforts to unify the country

Democratic 2020 candidates slam President Trump as a racist at presidential debate in Houston; reaction from Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock, syndicated columnist and contributing editor for National Review Online.

Road trip!

As impeachaholic Democrats grow drunk on Ukrainian horilka, President Donald J. Trump should flee Animal House — better known as Washington, D.C. Rather than fume in the Oval Office and trade barbs with those who despise him, Trump should leave town and reacquaint himself with the American people — namely folks outside the alligator- and snake-filled Potomac swamp.

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Addressing massive rallies surely would comfort Trump. Who could blame him for surrounding himself with adoring fans instead of seething foes who want him in solitary confinement?

But Trump needs more than just his GOP base and its 87 percent job approval, as Gallup reported Thursday. Trump cannot get reelected solely by pumping up Trumpniks until they explode. He also must reassure swing voters and lure converts. Thus, until Nov. 3, 2020, Trump should spend maximum time among black, Jewish, and Hispanic voters.

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Atop Trump’s good news for all Americans (e.g. a 3.5 percent unemployment rate, announced Friday, the best since 1969), he has plenty to share specifically with these citizens.

Trump should remind black voters that his tax reductions and regulatory relief have fueled an economic boom that cut black unemployment in September to 5.5 percent — tying August’s all-time low. The black poverty rate fell to 20.8 percent, a record low. Criminal-justice reform has helped nonviolent, disproportionately black, convicts take their first steps from mass incarceration into society. Trump’s roughly 9,000 Opportunity Zones are fueling entrepreneurship, growth, and jobs in low-income, largely black, neighborhoods. Trump has promoted school choice and offered unprecedented assistance to America’s 101 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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