Donald Trump’s senior policy adviser, Stephen Miller, highlighted the “remarkable contrast” between the “joyfulness and inclusiveness” of Donald Trump’s campaign and “the bitterness and meanness and smallness that has been Sen. Marco Rubio’s campaign.”
Miller explained that, at essence, “this campaign is about” a candidate who “takes on the rich and the powerful and the well-connected” on behalf of the “blue-collar workers who haven’t had a pay raise in 20 years.” He said that “Mr. Trump has stood up for working people with joy and with a heart filled with warmth against powerful special interests, who want to crush their hopes and dreams–the very people financing Senator Rubio’s open borders campaign.”
On Wednesday’s program of Risk and Reward with Deirdre Bolton on Fox Business, Miller said:
I think it is important for your audience to contrast joyfulness and inclusiveness of Donald Trump’s press conference with the bitterness and meanness and smallness that has been Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign. It really is a remarkable contrast. Now, we know that Senator Rubio, of course, has a corrupt financial history that Mr. Trump brought to light, but he has done a great public service in doing so. Whether it’s Mr. Rubio’s shady financial dealings and selling his house to a lobbyist or his lie to the people of Florida where Mr. Rubio campaigned would stop amnesty, and became the biggest champion of amnesty in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Trump’s campaign has been joyful. And especially if you talk about tone. Mr. Trump has taken on the bullies. I will get very serious for a second here: I was talking with a mother–a grandmother–who lost her job. She worked at Orlando Disney, and she was forced to train a foreign worker who replaced her. It was a tragedy. And she told me that she believed in Mr. Trump because she wanted somebody to stand up to the bullies. That is what she said. Mr. Trump takes on the rich, and the powerful and the well-connected. The people attacking Mr. Trump are attacking the voters. They’re demeaning the blue-collar workers who haven’t had a pay raise in 20 years. So that’s really what this campaign is about: Mr. Trump has stood up for working people with joy, and with a heart filled with warmth against powerful special interests who want to crush their hopes and dreams. The very people financing Senator Rubio’s open borders campaign.
Miller cheerfully outlined how: “Mr. Trump is going to accomplish the realignment of the electoral map. We’ll win in Michigan. We’re going to win in Pennsylvania. We’re going to win in Ohio. We’re going to win in Florida.” Miller explained that “the way Mr. Trump will do that is by appealing to disenfranchised blue-collar workers that haven’t had a pay raise or good-paying job, that worried about their economic futures, whether offshoring of jobs or whether it’s open borders.”
Miller stated that Trump’s support for a pro-America trade policy distinguishes him from his opponents and will allow Trump to grow the Republican Party:
The Trans-Pacific Partnership [TPP], Obama signed it but has not been enacted by Congress so it is not in place. The TPP is a 12-nation pact. One of the countries in that pact is Vietnam, so it’s going to offshore all of our jobs in textiles and other industries to Vietnam. So just stopping TPP alone will save tens of thousands of jobs. [TPP] will also end the car industry, which is huge in states like Ohio by sending those jobs to Japan. Secondly, we’re going to crack down on currency manipulation. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have voted in favor of currency manipulation, which is remarkable. They’re in favor of– just to explain this briefly– of China devaluing their currency to send our jobs to China. We’ve lost three million jobs to China since 2001. So just those two things alone, you will be talking about saving millions of American jobs. And Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and John Kasich all support the TPP, which will end the U.S. auto industry as we know it and will send many clothing and manufacturing jobs to Vietnam and would be a total disaster.
Miller explained that Trump similarly differs from his rivals on foreign policy: “Mr. Trump’s foreign policy is another area where we’re going to make huge inroads with disaffected voters and really grow the Republican Party.” He added, “While Mr. Trump is talking about avoiding foreign conflicts, Rubio and Cruz–again–are pushing that globalist agenda of endless wars and endless fighting in the Middle East that the public just doesn’t want.”