Trump’s Addiction to MAGA Rallies Guarantees His Defeat

Donald Trump is like a husband whose addiction to strip clubs is putting his marriage in jeopardy. In spite of his wife’s pleas to end to his infidelity and stop wasting their money on lap dances, he double downs on hitting the strip clubs with his friends. He’s intoxicated by the attention he elicits from exotic dancers when he makes it rain, and he pays a fortune for a lap dance, when he could spend a fraction for sexual intercourse from your average hooker. He will continue to patronize strip clubs until he’s broke and his spouse has left him.

Trump is addicted to his MAGA rallies, and he has promised to hold a super-spreader MAGA every day until the election. Trump hasn’t attempted to broaden his appeal; he has refused to temper his vitriolic rhetoric and divisive language.

Trump feeds off the toxic ambience of his campaign rallies, and racist stump speeches energizes his base, but they do nothing to expand his base, in fact they repel anyone who isn’t a cult member.

But Trump prefers the safety and comfort of his revival meetings with his white evangelical base over the fear of rejection of appealing to anyone who hasn’t swallowed the Kool-Aid.

Trump’s campaign strategy of appealing to his base only will lead to his defeat; like the husband who is addicted to strip clubs his campaign will end up bankrupt, but unlike the aforementioned husband his base (wife), will remain faithful until the bitter end.

Donald Trump Thrives Delivering Campaign Speeches

It`s been three years since Donald Trump descended the gold escalator at Trump Tower to deliver his presidential announcement speech in which he described Mexican immigrants as racist. Trump`s speeches during the presidential campaign were must-watch TV, it was intoxicating watching an Elmer Gantry working a partisan crowd.

Trump`s stump speeches were aired on MSNBC, CNN and Fox News, the blowhard shyster was ratings gold, and the cable news outlets covered him as if he were Jesus Christ on his 2nd Coming Tour.

Left-leaning CNN and MSNBC no longer cover Trump`s addresses from beginning to end, they only play snippets that expose him as a moron. Fox News, which behaves as a propaganda arm for the White House, still airs his orations in full.

Ostensibly Trump makes speeches in support of a GOP politician who is running for re-election in November, but he barley mentions the candidate, and he spends almost all of the time bragging about his so-called accomplishments.

But why is Trump still delivering campaign-style speeches almost two years into his term? What is the point of a Trump rally in 2018? His shtick is well-worn and tired: he walks out to the stage to Lee Greenwood and departs inexplicably to “You Can`t Always Get What You Want.” In between there are lies, insults and incomprehensible blather punctuated by chants of “Lock her up!” and “Build the wall!”

It`s a mystery what audiences get out of Trump`s tired routine, but it`s manifest what he gets out of it. Trump is a narcissist and megalomaniac who needs adulation as much as he needs oxygen. When Trump delivers a speech he knows that he will be treated like a rock star, and that his idiotic comments will be covered extensively by the cable news networks.

The Trump rally is a mainstay of his administration, unfortunately we will be subjected to them right through the final month of his first term.

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