President Trump made an old complaint about the Liberals, that whenever they are on the losing end they have a habit of hurling charges of racism at the Republicans. The Democrats seem to have a variety of options; Race card, gender card and fascism card but appear not to realize that an overuse erodes the value of those cards. After flushing out the cards in the past few elections, they’re wound up in the most terrible since the 1920s, not only in the Congress but also in the state legislature.
Hot Air reports:
Still, Trump claims more success in demographics than he earned. The measure of that is the exit polling from the election, where he did do better among Hispanics and African-Americans than critics predicted. However, that consisted of matching Mitt Romney’s performance in 2012, with 28% and 8% respectively against Romney’s 27% and 7%. John McCain did slightly better with Hispanic voters in 2008 (31%), and George W. Bush did better with both groups in 2004 (44% and 11% respectively).
If Trump wants to win a second term, he’ll need to move those numbers up significantly, unless Democrats are crazy enough to nominate Hillary Clinton again. He can do that by sticking to his agenda and creating an economic boom that brings jobs back in the Rust Belt, but he’ll need better messaging along the way along with his policies. Trump recognizes that, too. In the interview, he told the Fox & Friends hosts that while his policies and actions should get an A, messaging only gets a “C or C+” on his own report card
Overall, Trump’s claims about his performance seem realistic. He admits that messaging might need some changes in the short run, though.