Jenny Beth’s Journal: An Open Letter to President Trump
Since he was sworn in two years ago, President Trump has done his best to drain the swamp and enact laws to put America first. However, the president has been struggling to fulfill one particular promise with a stubborn Congress: obtaining funding for a wall to secure the border. Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Chairman Jenny Beth Martin has some advice for President Trump to help him fulfill this important promise:
You hold the most powerful office in the world, and it is your obligation as President to use all the tools at your disposal to effect the change you promised.
Please, begin with a prime-time address from the Oval Office.
The presidential prime-time address is so valuable a tool to focus the concentration of the citizenry that it has been referred to as “the single greatest home-court advantage in the modern world.”
You have used this traditional form of presidential communication only rarely during your presidency. The very fact that you have used it as rarely as you have means that speaking to the nation from the Oval Office will enhance the sense of gravitas, and ensure that you have the largest audience possible for your remarks.
Amplify your comments by sharing excerpts of the video and the full text of your written remarks through your Twitter feed. I think it’s safe to assume that the vast majority of the 56.2 million people who follow your Twitter feed are supporters. If you could get just one-tenth of them to heed your call to contact their Member of Congress and urge support for funding a border wall, the Capitol Hill switchboard would shut down.
Take the phone numbers of the millions of your supporters whose data you’ve captured at your rallies over the last two years and send them a message urging them to contact their Member of Congress and demand they vote to fund the wall. I know the text message system works – I get fundraising texts from it on a regular basis. Try sending a different kind of message this time – instead of giving information, ask for action. You may be surprised how well it works.
Sit for an afternoon of interviews with the leading conservative talk radio hosts. Spend time on the air with Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, Mike Gallagher, and Breitbart News’s popular SiriusXM radio shows. Urge their audiences to contact their Member of Congress on the issue.
The point is, Mr. President, you have energized a segment of the American body politic that has long been dormant. I have traveled the country for the last decade, and I can safely say your candidacy and your election have done more to reinvigorate these “forgotten” citizens than anything else I’ve ever seen. You have an army at your disposal. Use it.
As President of the United States, you have communications tools at your disposal that make you the envy of everyone who wants to send a message to stir action. Use them. Deploy the full arsenal at your fingertips – the prime-time address, the talk radio interviews, the Twitter messaging, the text communications.
Show Schumer and Pelosi they picked the wrong guy when they went looking for a Republican who could be easily rolled. We’ve got your back.