Donald Trump is preparing to make 2020 the ‘immigration election’ – and his dishonest marketing ploys are working
When untangling the latest ramblings of the president of the United States, it’s easier to pick out Donald Trump's weak spots by what he’s not talking about. He used to chat endlessly about the “booming” economy, but evidence now shows that his tax cuts have not benefited the middle class and entering into a trade war with China is a potential economic disaster. Trump once spend a lot of time discussing health care, but that was before Republican attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act went up in flames. He doesn’t like to talk about Russia anymore either, and he’ll certainly shy away from any mention of porn stars and tax returns.
As the president prepares to kick off his 2020 campaign for a second term, he’s in one of the weakest positions of any incumbent president in modern times – and he knows it. Even his own pollsters (with whom he has quickly severed ties) are predicting that several leading Democrats are ahead of him in battleground states. Polling showed him trailing Joe Biden by double digits in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. He would not have defeated Hillary Clinton without winning these states in 2016.
With the president on the ropes, it is inevitable that his focus would turn to immigration. As he prepares to launch his campaign in Florida in front of a “record breaking” crowd, Trump tweeted to confirm that “millions” of people will soon be deported from the United States. He claimed that ICE, America’s controversial immigration police force, will start deporting “illegal aliens” next week, before once again mentioning the alleged “border crisis”.