Now here’s an interesting idea.
Trump might recall that “Drain the Swamp” was one of the most effective campaign slogans when he campaigned in Flyover Country. He now has a taste for just how jaded, how corrupt and how absurd Washington has become over the last half-century. Trump ought to change the slogan from “Drain the Swamp” to “Leave the Swamp.”
By moving the presidency a thousand miles or so away from Washington into firmly conservative Flyover Country, Trump can tweak the left into madness so obvious that Americans will be appalled, and he can appeal to folks in Missouri and New Mexico and Florida and other places with key Senate races – places he will need if he hopes to win a second term.
President Trump, by telling voters in these swing states he wants to live where they live – and Trump, ideally, could move from state to state every three or four months – can begin to create a narrative that he is for real America, whereas the Democrats (and establishment Republicans) are for the surreal pseudo-America of Washington.
The leftist establishment national media, which do not believe that there is an America outside the Beltway and the Left Coast, would find themselves separated from cozy sources, forced to rub shoulders with hardworking Americans, and exposed to all those imagined yahoos “bitterly clinging to their guns and religion” and living amidst all those “deplorables” Hillary suggested might be one quarter of the nation – the one quarter never seen, never heard, and never noticed by the Washington Establishment.
One can readily see all sorts of practical problems with this, of course. But I love the thought of the “liberal” media being stripped of their perks, pried out of their DC holes, and forced into the Basket of Deplorables to hobnob with us Great Unwashed so much it would be worth making the effort for that alone. Just the looks of horror and revulsion on their faces when they’re told about it would be priceless.