Needham: Trump Uses ‘Provocation to Get Attention’ Around Liberal Policy Failures
NEEDHAM: "Well, I think there was a period where a lot of people thought that Donald Trump needed to stop being provocative. He just needed to give poll tested answers that are the same answers politicians give in which they never follow through when they get to Washington, D.C. That’s not Donald Trump’s brand. It’s not what got him this far. And it shouldn’t be what the Republican nominees is doing.
"The Republican – using provocation to get attention, to talk about serious issues, let’s talk about the serious issue of how ISIS got on the scene. The reason that ISIS is the global threat that it is today and not the JV team that President Obama talked about is because a void that President Obama’s foreign policy of weakness created in Iraq which has been filled. And so I think when Donald Trump is being provocative by starting conversations about that, by starting conversations about whether liberal domestic policies have helped the people of Detroit, or African-Americans around the country, that’s the type of provocation that is Donald Trump getting earned media, being at his best, and then linking it to an actual purpose is when sometimes these provocations are more nihilistic and just about attention and not tied to a policy proposal that can make life better for all Americans."