The DNC Will Focus on Trump’s Broken Promises

We all know how Trump loves to drop into towns all over red state America and rally up the base with his lies. He’s already been campaigning for re-election in 2020 and so we’re likely to see a lot more of that in the coming months. But prior to his arrival in towns across states like Florida, Arizona, Michigan, and Georgia, the Democratic National Committee will already be there.

Voters in hundreds of small and medium-sized towns across America are about to be targeted with digital ads, press conferences and billboards featuring neighbors and friends who say they’ve been “betrayed” by President Donald Trump.

The effort is the main feature of the Democratic National Committee’s “war room” that launches on Thursday and is focused on defeating Trump in 2020, according to officials who briefed NBC News…

A team of several dozen staffers have compiled an archive of thousands of documents obtained through local news and Freedom of Information Act requests that will be used to spotlight promises Trump made during visits to specific communities — and to “put a human face” on what’s happened since then…

For instance, if Trump visits Lordstown, Ohio, the DNC will highlight the administration’s efforts to cut $1.75 million to fund a transition center there to help laid off General Motors employees.

In other words, there will be a hyper-local focus on the failed presidency of Donald Trump. Obviously, the so-called “war room” has a lot of material to work with based on all of this president’s lies and broken promises. Their efforts will be modeled after this video that captured Trump pledging his allegiance to workers at companies like Harley Davidson in Kansas City.

This is yet another example of how Democrats can walk and chew gum at the same time. They can manage investigations that hold the president accountable while making sure that voters have the facts to combat his lies. But that’s not all. While they’re doing that, they can pass legislation to initiate electoral reform, expand health care access and affordability, and protect women from violence and abuse (to name just a few). That’s not a bad hat trick.

Nancy LeTourneau

Nancy LeTourneau is a contributing writer for the Washington Monthly. Follow her on Twitter @Smartypants60.