Trump Hones Attacks on Big Corporations, Donors and Media

As Donald Trump’s campaign works to drive a sharper message down the home stretch, the GOP nominee is increasingly invoking the specter of a conspiracy by big corporations, media companies and donors to elect Hillary Clinton.

The warnings, coming in scripted and sometimes personal attack lines in nearly every recent speech, are largely geared towards mobilizing Trump’s base of disaffected white working class voters, according to a campaign official.

But the official acknowledged that the populist rhetoric also is intended to appeal to college-educated middle-class voters who tell pollsters that they believe there are “two sets of rules — one for insiders, another for the rest of us.” That includes former supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ unsuccessful campaign against Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination.

And Trump’s recent condemnations of the elite pillars of American society — which the source traced to the influence of Trump’s new campaign executive chairman Steve Bannon and the campaign’s policy director Stephen Miller — at times echo Sanders closely.

During a Thursday rally in Bedford, N.H., Trump called out “the special interests, the lobbyists and the corrupt corporate media that have rigged the system against everyday Americans, and they’ve rigged it for a long time.”

4 thoughts on “Trump Hones Attacks on Big Corporations, Donors and Media

  • October 2, 2016 at 4:20 am
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    Don’t to check Hillary’s podium before the next debate. The reason can be found on Youtube.

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  • October 2, 2016 at 4:22 am
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    I meant to say don’t forget to check Hillary’s podium before the next debate starts. Sorry for the mistake.

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  • October 2, 2016 at 5:09 am
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    Donald at the beginning of the next debate state that one of the conditions of the debate is that no one has earpieces. Ask the moderator and Hillary to agree or not agree with that. Then offer both of your ears to a camera closeup to show you have none and ask them to do so also.

    Also ask Hillary if she would be willing to trade podiums during the debate so people can have equal views of both of you from the same angles as well as microphones that are equal. There are rumors that she has a monitor on her podium. Maybe you could step back casually and take a look when she is droning on about something. Maybe you could have a staff member backstage to check this during the debate and signal you if she does. Then expose her on national television. Maybe you could walk over to her podium to shake her hand when she feel smug to get a look are her podium. Make it look natural and friendly.

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    • October 3, 2016 at 2:38 am
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      Good suggestion! Thank you Stephen!

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