There was a time when Donald Trump made the news with his rallies-when he say things that’s totally shock us. Who can forget the firestorm he started, for example, when he went behind Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players knelt during the national anthem in 2017, or earlier that year when he called Barack Obama “the founder of ISIS”?
Trump show in Arizona on Saturday night— His first rally in months and his much-hyped chance to reciprocate the one-year deadline Commemorating the January 6th Capitol Riot—Neither shocking nor appalling.
It doesn’t even deserve to be mentioned The Washington Post’s Sunday morning homepage. New York Times just used Trump’s speech as a peg to write a broader story titled: “Trump Rally highlights GOP tension on how to win in 2022. ”
A few years ago, the Trump protests created breathless news and fueled many news cycles. But Time‘the story isn’t even about the protest, and their mention of it is mostly perfunctory.
To grab the attention of the readers, Time highlight the cast of supporting characters, such as Lake Kari, One Candidate endorsed by Trump to the governor of Arizona, who was a local news anchor. Her photo in Time shows her wearing some kind of cloak, which I think we can all find mysterious. No wonder they used her.
Showers of TV sitcoms sometimes respond to the drop in ratings by recommending “Cousin Oliver”—Which, quite often, is a mean-spirited, unruly cute child enliven the tired atmosphere. Sometimes it works, sometimes it’s proof a program is simply “shark jump. But Trump has never been a rallying personality type. He is the whole show, and the surrounding players are as interchangeable and ephemeral as Spinal Tap drummer explodes.
The Arizona rally could be the unofficial launch of his 2024 campaign. But this time, Trump will have to work harder to break through — and not just because the media is less likely to give him a lot of free airtime.
It is Andrew Dice Clay Conundrum: If your whole schtick is based on shock value, the audience will eventually grow and the lack of content becomes embarrassingly simple.
Trump makes affirmation in Arizona Saturday night that may have attracted a lot of buzz (at least on Sunday morning). But they are playing very little. In writing about the protest, Politico said Trump “gave a harsh response to Democrats” and that he “opened his speech by falsely claiming” evidence “that the 2020 election was” rigged. “. is the main story of the site. What might have generated outrage and tongue twisters a few years ago is now creating a collective chorus of yawns.
Here’s the thing about moving Overton window: The process of changing standards and assumptions has huge implications at the societal level. It sucks when news consumers become sensitive to a former president who falsely claimed that an election was stolen. It also cannibalizes one of Trump’s greatest assets: his ability to shock and terrify. His cane grip is weary, and that can often equate to a professional death sentence.
Trump’s rock rallies provide enough of his biggest hits for the fans and groups of friends who actually attend them. But in order for the performers to remain relevant, they required new material. And politics is more of a stand-up comedy than rock and roll.
The Rolling Stones may have played their newer hits a million times, but we will still continue to call for “Sympathy For The Devil.” But can you imagine Chris Rock getting an HBO special and documenting in 2016? The same goes for Trump. No one wants to hear a political rereader who re-emphasizes his tired conspiracy theories ad nauseam.
Trump seems like the type of person who can appreciate the transitory, consumer, and disposable culture of modern times. We adore what’s new and what’s next. Yet Trump’s obsession with downplaying an election that took place two calendar years ago stands at odds with this modern American trend. In this respect, his ego dwarfs his marketing savvy.
To be sure, Trump also benefits from the (unreal) feeling that he has been wronged. But it’s hard to see how such a backward-looking 75-year-old man can continue to be on the vanguard. On Saturday night, Trump was not just stuck in 2020 but stuck in the 20th century. There were a lot of mentions of communism (more than usual), including mentions of personal interviews. Committee testimony of January 6, which he compared with Tests show that the Stalinists.
You can forgive Trump for such delusional attacks on Nancy Pelosi and the congressional Democrats, since his criticisms of Joe Biden have had no monstrous effect. Trump doesn’t have the skills to prosecute a substantive policy critic and, despite Biden’s low approval rating, it’s really hard to work too much on him (the best Trump can do is mocking him for looking dazed and confused). All of this to say, the new material didn’t kill on Saturday night.
The theme is “Make America Great Again… Again.” Even Trump’s outfit hints at a possible sequel. He wears a red color Hat “Make America Great Again” that partially obscured his eyes most of the night, but it wasn’t the iconic version from the 2016 election. He managed to get it either way by play his “best hits” and feature some new material. But does lightning really strike twice? For every “Godfather II” masterpiece, there are dozens of failed sequels to “Ghostbusters II”.
We’d be stupid to ignore Trump. If anyone in American lore has the ability to perform the third act – it’s him. But he needs new documentation and fast, because if his Arizona rally shows anything, it’s that old habits won’t continue.
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