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BUZZKILL: Rick Wilson has some seriously bad news for Dems hoping to capitalize on Trump’s recent Puerto Rico comments

Libs are jumping all over President Donald Trump over this late-night tweetstorm directed at Dems for failing to pass a disaster relief bill over the White House’s insistence that the bill take out more money for Puerto Rico:
The Democrats today killed a Bill that would have provided great relief to Farmers and yet more money to Puerto Rico despite the fact that Puerto Rico has already been scheduled to receive more hurricane relief funding than any “place” in history. The people of Puerto Rico.....

....are GREAT, but the politicians are incompetent or corrupt. Puerto Rico got far more money than Texas & Florida combined, yet their government can’t do anything right, the place is a mess - nothing works. FEMA & the Military worked emergency miracles, but politicians like.....

....the crazed and incompetent Mayor of San Juan have done such a poor job of bringing the Island back to health. 91 Billion Dollars to Puerto Rico, and now the Dems want to give them more, taking dollars away from our Farmers and so many others. Disgraceful!

This tweet, in particular, is firing folks up as they claim the president doesn’t get that Puerto Ricans are American citizens:
Puerto Rico got 91 Billion Dollars for the hurricane, more money than has ever been gotten for a hurricane before, & all their local politicians do is complain & ask for more money. The pols are grossly incompetent, spend the money foolishly or corruptly, & only take from USA....


....The best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico is President Donald J. Trump. So many wonderful people, but with such bad Island leadership and with so much money wasted. Cannot continue to hurt our Farmers and States with these massive payments, and so little appreciation!

And this morning, WH spox Hogan Gidley goofed and called Puerto Rico “that country”:
White House spox Hogan Gidley refers to Puerto Rico as "that country" on @HallieJackson's show. "With all we've done in that country, they have systematic mismanagement of the goods and services we've sent to them."
Gidley says later that it was "a slip of the tongue."
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Some of the reaction:
Trumpism is not knowing Puerto Rico is a part of America and being smug and arrogant about your ignorance.
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But Rick Wilson, author of “Anything Trump Touches Dies” and obviously no fan of the president, has a dire warning for Dems that Trump’s rhetoric on Puerto Rico will not be enough to help them with these voters in 2020:
1/ Just a reminder of the why Democrats are holistically terrible at politics.

Trump is HANDING you Puerto Rican voters in Florida. On a platter.

It's a layup. But the Democrats will do just what they did in 2016: jack, followed by squat.
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2/ It'll be another "we got this" Potemkin Village. They'll farm it out to some contractor or group who won't go out, pull the voter file to ID PR registered voters, track down new arrivals from the island to register them, and then do advocacy, messaging, and turnout.
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3/ Know why Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis won more PR voters than the Dems expected?

Because they DID THE WORK.

Put ideology aside. I'll bet you a dollar the FL Dem Party doesn't have a program to do this. I know the DNC, those incompetents, don't.
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4/ The AUDIENCE is there and primed But Democrats infight, bullshit themselves blue, and pretend that some vague handwave message about Latinx issues will cover it.

It won't. Stunt casting won't cover for a total lack of org and programmatic work on the ground.
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5/ Just watch. They'll say, "We have a program and x people on the ground." Reality: they don't have a program, and no one is on the ground doing id, registering, and comms to PR voters except the GOP.

"But they hate Trump." Yeah, and? That doesn't close the deal.
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And as if to prove Wilson point, Politico has a piece out today slamming 2020 Dems for their lack of Spanish campaign websites:
gotta say, I am just floored by the list of Democratic candidates who don't have Spanish websites, simply stunned
See Alex Griswold's other Tweets
You mean Google Translate isn’t good enough? LOL:

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