DAVID: So I just watched Trump's latest campaign video he's been issuing. If you haven't seen him, he's been issuing these quick four, five, six minute long videos about what he intends to do if he were elected again. And one of the interesting things is that-- one of the problems that the rest of the field might have running up against Trump is: they're going to promise all sorts of things that Trump has already done, has already accomplished.
Now there are- he does have a couple of Achilles heels, namely in the domestic policy space. Because he... was not very successful in codifying his priorities at the legislative level, at the congressional level. And, it's not important to go into all of why that was.
Namely because Pelosi wouldn't let him. That's the biggest reason. But one of the issues when it came to executive orders and the deregulatory process, he was terrific and he got the tax cut passage, tax cuts through, fell flat on healthcare... but education was another one.
And now education wasn't as prominent as it is now, and he goes into some of this in his video. But one of the things that... I thought the Republican party really blew it in 2022 during the midterms, and you can see Trump trying to correct this -- and I think he sees it -- is that the Republican party did not take the mantle of being "the party for parents,"-- which was up for grabs in the midterms because of all the craziness. There are nutty Democrats that are involved in teaching children. All of these things. All this stuff... that goes viral constantly -- and Libs of TikTok shows this stuff every day-- American Principles Project with Terry Schilling, they show this stuff every day.
So, you've seen the videos. You've seen the nuttiness that's come out of the Democratic party and how they've just ingrained themselves into the education system-- and Trump puts all that on full blast in this video. But the Republicans - the mantle of being the "Party of Parents" was there for the taking. Youngkin showed them the way-- maybe on purpose, maybe by accident.
When Terry McAuliffe said, "I don't want parents being nosy about what the curriculum should be," Youngkin took advantage of it and ends up winning. But, I will never forget. On the night of Youngkin's win... I somehow stumbled upon MSNBC crying about it, and Stephanie Cutter, who was Obama's former communications director, said, "we cannot allow the Republicans to be the party of parents."
And I thought... said this before, I thought, "man, that's it. If you do that, you do what they fear. You become what they fear, you're gonna win." And Trump is trying to position himself as being the candidate for... parents. But here's Cutter:
STEPHANIE CUTTER: "And the one thing that we need to make sure that, uh, Republicans in 2022 don't become is the party of parents.
Mm-hmm... uh, because we need to be the party of parents , and, and we are, we're the ones that care. Sure. School funding, we're the ones that care about making sure that parents can send their kids to school."
DAVID: So, yeah... bring your mind back to November, 2021. The teacher's union is basically fighting tooth and nail to keep kids out of school, basically because of the pandemic back then. And here she is saying "we're the ones fighting to get them into school."
Total bold face lie, but there it was, right?
She's basically telling the Republican party... if you're the party of parents, you will win and you will win going away.
And some candidates discuss some of this stuff. DeSantis, I think does this well, because he puts that at the forefront of his presentation. He puts protecting kids and being the party for parents and being the Governor for parents at the forefront of his persuasive presentation. Not a lot of Republicans did that well enough in 2022.
I'm not suggesting they needed to bang pots and pans about being like the ultimate social conservative in the race. Not at all. But there's a way to do it. Be authentic about it. Be. To present your party and your candidacy as the one that is going to allow the parent to choose the acceptable level of risk for their child.
That's speaking about the pandemic specifically, but also allowing the parent to choose the type of quality of their child's education, and that's school choice. So here's Trump, it's a terrific video. It's about four minutes long.
And at the end of the day, if we have pink-haired, communist teaching our kids, we have a major problem.
DAVID: So localize the funding, right? Don't give any funding to any pink-haired communists and give parents choice across the board, as much as possible; including the parental bill of rights, which intrigues me to no end. To me, if he corners the market as being the candidate for parents, he wins this thing in a landslide. Book it. All right guys, over and out.